Fellow Disney-lovers and die cut enthusiasts: get ready for another, one-of-a-kind paper lantern design. Today’s addition to my Disney Paper Lanterns Series has been in the works for weeks, and on my mind for months! I just knew it would be a perfect reflection of the season and a great one to present around Christmas time. So, without further ado, I give you my fabulous Frozen paper lantern!
It’s hard to fully explain the journey I go through whenever I create one of these designs. From concept to finished product, it takes me upwards of 14 hours. I question every decision I make about the composition and the first run never goes quite right (I tend to overestimate how much detail my cutting machine can handle and end up needing to go back and tweak the design). Not to mention, assembling these delicate pieces, while incredibly fulfilling, can be somewhat tedious as well. But, in the end, I get to hold a beautiful, unique, 3-dimensional art piece in my hand and it never fails to fill my heart with happiness!
To learn how to assemble my paper lanterns, see this tutorial.
I use a Cricut Explore to do my die cut designs, and I absolutely love it!
I love how much is going on in this design: I feel like it captures the story pretty well. You get the classic Elsa, confidently wielding her icy powers, the intricate ice castle tucked into the mountainside, and Anna, Kristoff, and Sven on their way to find Elsa and bring her home.
If you haven’t seen the other lanterns I’ve created as part of my Disney Paper Lanterns Series, you definitely need to check them out:
I hope this Frozen paper lantern brings you as much joy as it does for me! I’ve received lots of requests for other Disney-themed lanterns for my series, and I can’t wait to get started on the next one. Stay warm out there and happy holidays!
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