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Halloween Paper Lanterns

Date Posted:7 October 2021 

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Australian participation in Halloween continues to grow each year so why not make the most of having a ScanNCut! Whip up some decorations for your Halloween party or a front door decoration for the trick or treaters. With this quick and easy Halloween paper lantern project you will be sure to add some spookiness to your decor in a matter of minutes.


Download the ScanNCut File (.fcm) files for this project.

The bundle includes:

  • Bat lantern
  • Pumpkin lantern

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  1. Download the ScanNCut files (.fcm) and save this onto a USB to plug it directly into your ScanNCut machine. 
  2. Install the Standard ScanNCut Blade into your ScanNCut by following the steps outlined in your machine's quick reference guide.
  1. Place the card landscape onto a Low tack adhesive mat, starting in the top left hand corner making sure it sticks well. Feel free to use a roller to secure the card in place if needed. 
  2. Load the mat into the ScanNCut by following the steps outlined in your machines quick reference guide (remember to hold the mat level while loading)
  1. Load the chosen design from your USB and do a scan of the mat to position the design on the card. The designs provided for this project are the perfect size for an A4 piece of paper. Note: We suggest doing a test cut to ensure you have your settings correct for the medium you are using. Cutting a small hole in the corner of your mat is a lot less upsetting than cutting a large design straight through your mat.
  2. Once you have the design lined up on the media, choose the ‘cut’ option and select ‘Start’ or press play to cut out your design.
  3. Once the machine has completed cutting the design, unload the mat from the ScanNCut and gently peel off the card and you will have the lantern cutout. Remove any painters/masking tape if you used this.
  4. Fold along the dotted lines, as shown below, and then glue the tabs to form a box.
  5. Assemble the bottom as shown.
  6. Your lantern is now complete, simply pop in the LED tea light and watch it glow!
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Echidna project material/ fabric requirements are an indication only and can seem to be generous. This has been intentional. Should you make a cutting or embroidery mistake you will have sufficient fabric to rectify your error.