The final installment of my Disney Villain paper lantern series is here! Today’s vengeful villain is the original evildoer of Disney—the first of her ilk. Look out for those pernicious poison apples: it’s time to round off your contemptible collection with this rancorously ravishing Evil Queen paper lantern.
Be sure to check out my other Disney paper lantern designs in this series!
Watching Snow White is an unforgettable experience as a child…mostly because it’s terrifying! Seriously, this movie has no shortage of nightmare-inducing scenes: from Snow White being chased by a hunter trying to rip out her heart, to the trees in the woods becoming horrible monsters, to the queen turning herself into a terrifying witch. The scene that takes the cake (in my opinion), though, has to be when Snow White is in the cottage, and the Evil Queen (in witch form) is suddenly right there—peeking her hideous face into the window.
But, Walt Disney believed that kids were capable of handling scary themes in movies. Despite the nightmares she gave us as children, the Evil Queen has still managed to find a way into our hearts. So I suppose Disney was right.
My favorite part of this Evil Queen paper lantern has to be the poison apple! I’ve been wanting to make a paper cut design including that motif for a while now. I restrained myself when designing my Snow White paper lantern only because I knew I’d be making this design in a few shorts months.
To learn how to assemble my paper lanterns, see this tutorial.
Like most all my paper lanterns, removing the final design from your cutting mat is as much of an art as the cut itself, so be sure to go slowly.
These villain lanterns are the first ones I’ve ever used colored vellum with, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Also, I tried out the new Cricut Premium Fine-Point Blade on these lanterns, and, holy crap, that thing is amazing—my cuts were SO smooth!
(Tip: On my Cricut, I found that, with this particular vellum, the Light Cardstock setting worked better than the custom vellum setting I usually use.)
And there you have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed my Disney Villain paper lantern series! It’s been a lot of hard work, but I couldn’t be happier with the results. Put my magnificently malevolent Evil Queen paper lantern to good use, and have a happy Halloween!
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