Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Spider Web Lantern (Flameless)

Spider Web Lantern (Flameless)-JMRush
Lantern size: W 3 x D 3 x H 7”

This Flameless Lantern features cut out spider and web designs on each of the four sides. A layered frosted effect is created when vellum paper is used. This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats.

You can purchase the Silhouette design file here:

1. Cut design pieces. ( I used double sided card stock)
2. Flip the two lantern pieces over ( pretty side down) Fold the score lines of the lantern body. 
3. Center the two lantern body pieces. Apply glue to the backside of the right side tab on the left lantern body piece. Attach to the other lantern piece making sure that the bottoms align (joining the two body pieces).
Glue the rectangular vellum pieces to the open areas of the lantern body- centering each rectangle with the open window area of the lantern body.
4.-5. Glue the circular hangers together. ( Make sure the stems of this piece remain separate)
6. Glue one of the stems to the inside of the top of the third from the left window panel. (The other stem will be glued inside the lantern later)
7. Apply glue to the side long tab on the very right side. Secure the long side tab to the other side creating a box.
8. Apply glue to the top tab with the circular hanger and secure it to the triangular panel to it’s left side.
9. Repeat for the next tab.
10. Apply glue to the other side of the circular hanger piece and secure to the opposite side inside the lantern.
11. Hard to see pic of the inside…sorry.
12. Continue applying glue to the top tabs until the top is complete.
13. Using a ruler, fold the small score lines on the web windows.
14. Pinch the corners and fold at the angled score line on the web window. The last two steps are to create a 3D frame-like web window.
15. Apply glue to the backside of the web window just along the very inside edges.

16. Secure to the matching rectangle shape on the lantern body.
17. Shape/Curve your spiders. I used large enamel dots to accentuate their hind ends.
18. Apply glue to the very tips of the spider’s legs on the lantern body. Use a foam adhesive square to secure each spider to the spider on the lantern base. Secure the tips of the spider’s legs to the small dabs of glue that you applied to the spider on the lantern body.
19. Image of glue dabs on the tips of the lantern body spider’s legs. Repeat for all sides.
20. Fold the score lines on the lantern square base. Apply glue to the top two tabs of the Lantern square base and secure to the inside of the sides.
21. Repeat for the bottom two tabs creating a shallow box.
22. Place a flameless candle inside and the lantern top in it’s base. I finished with a ribbon on top:)


  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Just wanted to say I absolutely love this! Halloween isn't as popular in Germany as it is where you are, but we do get kids now coming around on Halloween and I love decorating my dining table even if it is for just a few nights. The only drawback is that we don't get the candles here, I will have to improvise and create an interior "shelf" to use two electric tealights on top of each other.
    The silhouette file is of excellent quality. I just wish they'd allow you to include/attach instructions somehow - it is such a bother having to go and save the instructions where you can find them again when the cutting file is in your library. I have made so many suggestions to the silhouette team by now, they have even stopped sending me an acknowledgement. Maybe somebody else could suggest some improvements on including instructions?
    A big THANKS from Germany, Stef

    1. Hi Stef:)
      I am so glad that you like this design. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so, I love designing for it! Thank you for taking the time to is very sweet of you. - I think that having the instructions included in the file is a great idea! I will mention that you brought it to my attention at our next conference. I do have a search bar at the very top of my blog if you ever need to search for instructions for one of my files:) Thanks again:)

  2. OOoh, it just ocurred to me - since I can't get the tall candles, I can use one of those fairy light chains that are available cheaply even here ...
    Wow, she's bright, I can hear people think, she must be blonde. Yes, I am. Some days more, some days less, but always a natural, lol!

    1. Ha ha! I totally understand the blonde thing. Good to know I am not the only one:)

  3. Love this design Jennifer. I have just made one and will share on my Blog, Facebook and Pinterest etc. I will add a link to your blog post xxx.

  4. Love this! I'm trying to figure out a way to hang this and light it :) I need to keep it out of the reach of little ones :)