spider tealight lantern assembly

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Spider Tealight Lantern

Step into the warm glow of tealight crafting. This spider tealight lantern casts spooky shadows around the home, creating a creepy and mesmerizing ambiance. I’m guiding you through the artful process of assembling my spider lantern cut from sturdy cardstock and vellum with my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. Unleash your Halloween scary vibes and follow along as we explore the steps to bring this hauntingly beautiful lantern to life.



Black Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Score Tape 
Liquid Glue 
Spider Lantern SVG

In Silhouette Studio

Cut out each of the 3 file pages. Cut by line color for the black design parts. The scoreline will have a white line color, change the action of this color to score. The rest will be no line color, these will have the cut action.

cut by line color in Silhouette Studio


This takes about 5 minutes now that all the parts are cut out.

Step 1: Make the Lantern Base

Fold the black pieces on the scorelines. Add liquid glue to the side tab to attach the 2 black pieces together.

fold on the scorelines
glue the base together

Step 2: Add the Vellum

Flip the spider lantern base over and use the score tape to adhere the vellum to the inside of each lantern window.

apply the vellum to the inside of the spider tealight lantern

Step 3: Close Up the Lantern

Use liquid glue to join the lantern windows to the tabs on the bottom of the spider lantern.

add glue to the bottom glue tabs and close up the base

Step 4: Light the Lantern

Drop a tealight into the lantern; watch it glow and throw shadows around the walls.

Crafty Christie

Crafty Christie

Silhouette Tutorialsist and SVG Designer

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