Alice in Wonderland Paper Lantern | Designs By Miss Mandee

Alice in Wonderland Paper Lantern

Ready for an adventure in Wonderland? That’s right—it’s a brand new Disney paper lantern based on, you guessed it, Alice in Wonderland! Quite possibly my most elaborate design yet, this lantern takes you through some of the most iconic scenes, and includes a couple features you’ll have to really look for to appreciate. So, follow the white rabbit down, down, down the rabbit hole for a cup of tea, a rousing game or croquet, and more in this fanciful Alice in Wonderland paper lantern.

Alice in Wonderland Paper Lantern

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Be sure to check out my other Disney paper lantern designs in this series!

Whenever I design these lanterns, I’m faced with the same dilemma; that is, what do I include? I always start off by making a list of scenes or elements I really want the design to have, and I can honestly say that Alice in Wonderland gave me the longest list yet! Although I wasn’t able to fit everything in that I wanted to (namely the white rabbit, the talking flowers, Tweedledee and Tweedledum), I feel like the finished product pays homage to both the animated movie and the Disneyland ride quite well.

Alice in Wonderland Paper Lantern

When I finally did select the scenes I was going to use for the design, I was missing a crucial element: the Cheshire Cat. I pondered for two days on how I was going to work him into the design. After all, I couldn’t design an Alice in Wonderland lantern without him. Then, one night, I had an epiphany! Immediately, I went to my husband (whom I often discuss my designs with) and told him, “The top of the lantern! I’m going to put the Cheshire Cat on top of the lantern; and, with each scene, he’ll disappear more and more!”

So, not only did the Cheshire Cat find a way into the design, but he ended up being a focal point, and my favorite part of the piece (as well as the inspiration for my lantern color choice).

Alice in Wonderland 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. With this one, make sure to take particular care in the “Queen of Hearts croquet” scene—the card soldier’s weapons are quite fragile.

Alice in Wonderland Paper Lantern

Have fun putting this Alice in Wonderland paper lantern together! I am really proud of this design, and I hope you find as much joy and whimsy in it as I do.

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23 Comments

23 Comments on Alice in Wonderland Paper Lantern

  1. Julie marson
    March 29, 2017 at 7:31 am (2 years ago)

    Your work is always amazing. I’m always excited when I receive your email letting me know you have once again have a new design. Thank you for sharing your talent with me. I really appreciated all of your hard work and thoughtfulness.

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    • Mandee
      March 29, 2017 at 10:25 am (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Julie! Your comment has made my day. ^_^ I’m happy to hear that you enjoy my designs so much!!

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    • Lari
      March 31, 2017 at 11:35 am (2 years ago)

      just WOW i stumbled across your site and love love love these lanterns. I was looking for a Mickey an Minnie one but found the Alice in wonderland and amazed by your creativity!! Thank you sooo much for sharing them!

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      • Mandee
        March 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm (2 years ago)

        You’re very welcome Lari!! That makes me so happy to hear. I’m glad you like my lantern design so much. ^_^

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  2. l AR.
    March 29, 2017 at 10:51 am (2 years ago)

    this is such an amazing work!!! Alice is my favourite ever! you are so talented, thank you for sharing your great work!

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    • Mandee
      March 29, 2017 at 10:10 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like it. 😀

      Reply
  3. Karlie
    March 29, 2017 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I just stumbled across your lanterns today and I am so excited! They are gorgeous! Could you do Mulan? Its a fav around here.

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    • Mandee
      March 29, 2017 at 10:17 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Karlie! Happy to have you. There are so many great Disney movies—it makes it so hard to choose which ones to do, but Mulan is definitely on my list, so stay tuned. 🙂

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  4. Breon Randon
    March 29, 2017 at 9:09 pm (2 years ago)

    this is breathtaking! Thank you!

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    • Mandee
      March 29, 2017 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s so kind of you to say! Thanks Breon!! ^_^

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  5. irene_apfmhead
    March 30, 2017 at 6:03 am (2 years ago)

    Thats nice, thank you! I´m a huge fan os Alice in wonderland.

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  6. victoria nagygeller
    March 30, 2017 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I love all your work. You are so darn talented. Hoping to see a Mickey mouse one as I have to do my granddaughters b-day. She will be 4 and just loves Mickey (and Minnie) but Mickey is her all time favorite. Hoping and waiting. God blessed you with such wonderful talent. And thank you for sharing it with all of us.

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    • Mandee
      March 30, 2017 at 2:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Victoira! That’s very nice of you to say. ^_^

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  7. Steffie
    April 1, 2017 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

    Your designs continue to be amazing and GORGEOUS. Thanks for taking some precious time out of your very busy life to share with lucky us. Elliot is a cutie pie. Enjoy your family and the newest little member.

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    • Mandee
      April 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Steffie! It’s awesome people like you that make me want to do this. ^_^

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  8. Amanda
    April 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey maddie ..thanks for sharing these..Iam trying to make these like your pictures..how would I do that ..any tips on printing with construction paper? They are so beautiful:)

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    • Mandee
      April 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Amanda! I have some paper-cutting tips along with info about the paper I use in my FAQ section, if you want to check that out. Also, I would suggest taking a look at this tutorial I have if you need to see how to assemble my lanterns. Let me know if you have any further questions after that! 🙂

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  9. Margie Grimm
    August 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m kind of in the dark. I love the lanterns, but do I purchase a program for my Cricut or what?

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    • Mandee
      August 10, 2017 at 8:38 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Margie! If you have a Cricut Explore (or newer), then you can use Cricut Design Space (a free program) to upload your own designs an send the cuts from your computer without the use of a cartridge. 🙂

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  10. anya
    October 17, 2017 at 8:57 am (2 years ago)

    Hello Mandee- what GSM card stock did you use? I love this lantern and would love to make it for my bedroom

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    • Mandee
      October 17, 2017 at 10:07 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Anya! Not sure exactly what the GSM is, but I always use the Recollections Cardstock from Michaels. They often have sales for $2-$2.50 for a pack of 50 sheets. 🙂

      Have fun putting it together!!

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  11. Andrea
    May 15, 2018 at 10:19 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely LOVE these lanterns. Still struggling to get them to cut right without tearing though. I’ll keep trying. Any hints on how to cut these bigger? I can’t figure out how to slice the panels so that I can fit them on a sheet of cardstock, yet be able to fit them back together correctly.

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    • Mandee
      May 16, 2018 at 9:00 am (1 year ago)

      Glad you like my lanterns! Sorry you’re having troubles cutting them. My suggestions are to use a nice, fresh blade along with a cutting mat that isn’t brand new (they’re hard to peel off if the mat is too sticky). Also, it helps immensely if you flip the mat up-side-down and slowly peel the mat away from the paper as opposed to trying to peel the paper off while the mat is laying down.

      If you use a 12″x12″ sheet of paper, that’s an easy way to make these a little larger. Other than that, you’d need some design experience outside of your cutting software to edit the file and separate the panels in order to cut them each on their own sheet and create an extra large lantern.

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