Evil Queen Paper Lantern – Disney Villain Paper Lantern Series - Designs By Miss Mandee

Evil Queen Paper Lantern – Disney Villain Paper Lantern Series

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.

Evil Queen Paper Lantern

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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.

Evil Queen Paper Lantern

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.

Evil Queen Paper Lantern

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! For tips on creating this delicate paper cut, see the FAQ section on my website.

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.)

Evil Queen Paper Lantern

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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Evil Queen Paper Lantern

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5 Comments

5 Comments on Evil Queen Paper Lantern – Disney Villain Paper Lantern Series

  1. Helen Selock
    October 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Love your designs!! Where do you get your vellum from?

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    • Mandee
      October 27, 2017 at 8:39 am (3 weeks ago)

      Thanks Helen! I usually get my opaque, white vellum from Michaels. This particular gold vellum I got from Hobby Lobby, and the other colored vellum I used for my villain lanterns I purchased from a site called Mulberry Paper and More. 🙂

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  2. Jude Samson
    October 28, 2017 at 10:46 am (3 weeks ago)

    Is the vellum/liner part needed or can the lanterns be made without them? Like is the vellum more of an accent or is it a necessity?

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    • Mandee
      October 30, 2017 at 9:57 am (3 weeks ago)

      The vellum is just used to accent the design, so you don’t have to add it if you don’t want to. 🙂

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  3. Shondae
    November 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I love all the lanterns you have created. I’m waiting on some Moana art! It’s my daughters favorite right now.

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