Fall_Leaf_Paper_Cut_LanternAn UnbeLEAFably Easy DIY

We used a shimmering frosted paper for our fall paper cut lanterns as well as vellum paper window and battery-operated LED lights inside. Assembling this pattern with a low-temperature glue gun is the quickest and easiest way to put it together, but if you don’t have one, then a good paper glue is fine too. You can shop this post below if you want to get yourself a glue gun. I couldn’t do what I do without mine! However you choose to make this pretty fall paper cut lantern, have fun!


  1. Gather tools & materials, then cut out lantern according to pattern using the PDF or SVG file.
  2. Fold each tab on the top and along the side of the lantern.
  3. Cut vellum paper and adhere to inside of lantern.
  4. Add adhesive to the side tab, then fold and secure the lantern closed. Add a dab of adhesive to one tab at the top, and secure it to the side next to it. Repeat until all 4 tabs have been closed.
  5. Add natural brown string to the top, and place LED candle inside.

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