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Vellum Halloween Table Lanterns

When the sun goes down, set a spooky scene with these dramatic lanterns made from simple supplies and our exclusive clip-art designs. You can also get our how-to for Hanging Vellum Halloween Lanterns



  • Cutting mat and ruler
  • 24-by-36-inch heavy black paper
  • Bone folder and craft knife (
  • Orange vellum (
  • Adhesive glue tape ( or double-sided tape
  • Templates and clip art: moon, cat 1, cat 2, witch, or owl


  1. Step 1

    Print and cut out a lantern template (see the second page of the cat 1, cat 2, or moon templates). Trace template four times, side by side, on black paper as shown (use 2 sheets if needed); with a bone folder, crease where sides meet. Cut out.

  2. Step 2

    Print 4 copies of a design (try the owl, witch, cat, hissing cat, or moon; available above in the materials section) onto vellum; a laser printer works best. Cut each piece just larger than frame "windows." Tape vellum into frame. Trim the bottoms straight; tape edges.