Pirates of the Caribbean Paper Lantern

“Dead men tell no tales.” Well, if that phrase doesn’t give away the theme of today’s freebie, I don’t know what will. If you’re a fan of pirates, plunder, and, of course, Johnny Depp, this design is definitely for you! Get ready to set sail for Tortuga, because my Pirates of the Caribbean paper lantern is here.

Pirates of the Caribbean Paper Lantern


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

When thinking of possible Disney lantern themes, Pirates of the Caribbean wasn’t one of the first ones to come to mind; but, when my husband, and a few other readers, suggested it, I just knew I had to make it happen! I wanted this design to be based mostly on the movie, but also be reminiscent of the classic ride: that’s why I made sure to include the scene with the jailed pirates trying to lure the dog with the key. While this event did occur in the movie, it definitely reminds me more of the Disneyland ride.

Pirates of the Caribbean Paper Lantern

Speaking of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, did you hear about how Johnny Depp surprised guests by appearing in full costume and interacting with them as they passed by last week? Can you imagine!? The funny thing is: two years ago from last week, we were in Disney World, and one year ago from last week we were in Disneyland. So, I told my husband, if we had continued the trend, we could have potentially seen Johnny Depp on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! Maybe next April…

Pirates of the Caribbean 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 with the panel depicting the piece of eight coin—the design gets pretty intricate there.

Pirates of the Caribbean Paper Lantern

Have fun creating this swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean paper lantern! Yo ho, you ho…you know the rest.

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8 Comments on Pirates of the Caribbean Paper Lantern

  1. Lindsay garrett
    August 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm (7 years ago)

    How much for the pirates of the carribean lanterns?

    • Mandee
      August 31, 2017 at 9:03 am (7 years ago)

      The lantern design is FREE! You can download the cut file using the link in the post, and then use a cutting machine to create the design. 🙂

  2. Robin Lapin
    February 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi! Thank you so much for these great paper lantern patterns! I just cut Beauty and the Beast and it came out perfect and looks wonderful! Do you the “liner” pattern for this as well ?

    • Mandee
      February 12, 2018 at 8:37 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Robin! Glad to hear it!!

      I didn’t start including liner designs in my downloads until later on, but I do plan on going back and adding some to my original lantern designs (as soon as I find the time). 🙂

  3. Zelda
    April 21, 2018 at 8:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Is the liner needed? I haven’t tried these yet but planned on trying the Little mermaid one and I noticed not all have a liner.

    • Mandee
      April 23, 2018 at 9:32 am (6 years ago)

      The liner is not necessary if you don’t want to use it—it’s just preference. I didn’t include liners in some of my older files simply because the tops of those design weren’t as intricate, and I use to just cut out a rectangle of vellum by hand. I plan to add liner files to those download eventually: I just need to find the time. 🙂

  4. Melissa
    September 22, 2019 at 12:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you VERY much for creating these lanterns. I’m planning on making several for a pirate party. Wondering if it be possible for me to replicate the piece of eight coin on all four sides of the lantern.

    • Mandee
      September 24, 2019 at 9:30 pm (5 years ago)

      You are very welcome! Replicating one side on all four wouldn’t be too difficult if you have Adobe Illustrator and are fairly familiar with the software. Otherwise, it will probably be pretty hard to do.


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