Cricut Halloween Lanterns
Aren’t these Halloween lanterns fun? They’re such a great decoration for Halloween – perfect on your table, mantel, or front porch. They’re much easier to make than you might think and the frosted glass panes take this project to the next level.
Cricut Halloween Lanterns
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- Masking Paper Transfer Tape
- Black Matte Vinyl 12”x12”
- Folkart Frost Effect
- Download the dancing spider font on your computer. Make sure to unzip the file and install the font.
- Measure the glass pane you’ll be using for the project because this dimension is what you will be using in Design Space to visualize how much space you have to work with. Pull in a square from Basic Shapes to create a rectangle the size of the pane of glass. Duplicate so that you have 3 panes in total.
- In Design Space, set the font to Dancing Spider and grab a text box. Type in BOOL. (We’re using the L so we can grab one of the spiders).
- Choose one of the letters for visualization purposes. Size according to the size of one of the panes of glass. Then, select your entire text and choose Ungroup.
- Grab a square and put it on top of the letter L. Next, select both of the L and the square and press Weld. Now that they are welded, you can contour. Choose Contour and then contour out the parts you don’t need. In this tutorial, we only need the spider with the web so leave those and contour out the rest.
- Size and position the spider on the second O so that it is hanging down from the web. Select both the O and the spider and choose Weld.
- Click Make It. Be sure your material is set to Premium Vinyl. If your blade is new and sharp, you can leave the pressure into default or you can select more if it isn’t.
- Now load your vinyl into the machine and cut. Once you have cut and weeded the vinyl, you can apply transfer tape to it.
- Now you want to make a bow. Grab some ribbon and a pipe cleaner to make as many bows as you’d like to use.
- Be sure to clean the glass of the lantern with alcohol. This will allow for a better application of the vinyl so it sticks well.
- Using the Folk Art Frost and a foam pouncer, frost the glass panes of the lantern. Be sure to put down masking tape around the edges of the lantern to protect it from frost. Let it dry for a few seconds and remove the masking tape.
- Next, apply your vinyl designs to the lantern. Burnish. Remove the transfer tape. Once you’ve applied all of the vinyl, you can add your bow(s).
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