How to Make a Fall Leaf Lantern with Silhouette

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How to Make a Fall Leaf Lantern with Silhouette

Fall is here! Bring the outdoors inside with the warm glow of a leaf luminary. Follow along as I teach you how to make a fall leaf lantern with your Silhouette cutting machine.


Leaf Lantern SVG
Yellow Cardstock
Score Tape
Liquid Glue
Silhouette Cameo

Step 1: Cut Out the Pieces

In Silhouette Studio, open both files and cut them out. Cut by line color on the lantern base to change the white lines to score.

cut by line color to change action to score for the white lines

Step 2: Attach the Lantern Base Pieces

Fold the side tabs and add glue to one tab. Attach the tab to the side of the other lantern base piece.

attach the base of the leaf lantern together

Step 3: Add the Vellum

On the inside of the leaf lantern apply the vellum with score tape or tape runner. I don’t recommend using liquid glue on the vellum because it can easily warp the vellum.

add vellum to the inside of the lantern

Step 4: Make the Lantern Box

Fold on all the scorelines. Add glue to the remaining side tab and make the leaf windows into a box. Then apply glue to the tabs on the base and adhere it into place.

close up the leaf lantern box

Step 5: Place the Tealight

All that is left to do is turn on the tealight! I use tealights from Dollar Tree, they come in packs of 2 and give off great light. Display your fall leaf lantern on the mantel, window seal or table and watch the flame throw warm glowing shadows on the wall.

Fall Leaf Lantern
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