Paper houses and paper lanterns are two of our favorite ways to decorate for a new season or holiday. So we combined both ideas to create these Halloween house lanterns! We have Krista to thank for designing all of the intricate Halloween details. And because it is such a detailed project, we recommend cutting these paper lanterns with your cutting machine.

Of course we do have a printable template for you if cutting by hand. Just scroll down to download either the SVG cut file or template and start crafting!

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Home is where the haunt is

These Halloween house lanterns are a simple and easy craft project with little construction required. All you need is one piece of paper for each house and vellum for the windows. In the past we have made Halloween houses and lanterns in black, so this time we switched it up with some alternative Halloween colors. (Plus we love any excuse to use our frosted paper!) You can craft your Halloween house lanterns out of text weight paper like we did or use cardstock paper.

Once you’re done crafting your Halloween house lanterns, pair them with a string of fairy lights or place an LED candle inside each house to create an eerie glow. You can also add a few mini pumpkins and some little 3D trees to complete your Halloween scene.

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Cut out the paper haunted houses according to the template, as well as the vellum windows, and fold along the score lines. Glue the vellum pieces to the inside of the house, covering the windows. Apply glue to the long side tab and attach the tab to the opposite side to secure the lantern closed.

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