Brace yourselves—part three of my wonderfully wicked Disney Villain paper lantern series is here! With sinister lines like, “Now, shall you deal with ME, O Prince—and all the powers of HELL,” saying that today’s featured villain is no-nonsense would be an understatement. Feast your eyes on the nefarious necromancer and dreadful dragon in my newest design—this vilely villainous Maleficent paper lantern.
Be sure to check out my other Disney paper lantern designs in this series!
Going from producing one paper lantern design per month to one every week is going to be the death of me. But, despite that, I am so incredibly please with the results. When did my first test-cut with this design, I couldn’t take my eyes off of that dragon—I just LOVE the way it turned out!
And, once I added the green vellum liner, I found even more motivation to keep working on these villains. Don’t get me wrong, I still love all of my princesses, but I think these villain lanterns are climbing their way to the top in regards to my all-time favorites!
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.)
I’m so excited to finally bring Maleficent to life in this design! She has been a popular request since nearly the inception of my Disney paper lantern series. And this Maleficent paper lantern will definitely make an awesome addition to your Halloween decor this year.
Next week, I’ll be unveiling the final villain in this delightfully despicable series. Who do you think it will be?
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**All Disney-inspired designs on this site are unofficial, fan creations and not associated with the Disney corporation.
NadiaOctober 19, 2017 at 9:37 am (5 years ago)
AndreaOctober 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm (5 years ago)
This is AMAZING!! Thank you!!
MandeeOctober 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm (5 years ago)
Glad you like it!!
Tony SargeantOctober 21, 2017 at 1:30 am (5 years ago)
Beaut series, Miss M. Cheers. Keep grinnin’.
SylviaNovember 7, 2017 at 4:24 am (5 years ago)
Hello is it possible to download the lantern.
MandeeNovember 7, 2017 at 8:52 am (5 years ago)
Hi Sylvia! Yes, you can download any of the design on my blog for free. 🙂 I suggest taking a look at the FAQ section on my website for more information on downloading files off my site: it includes detailed instructions as screenshots.
AmySeptember 10, 2018 at 9:47 pm (5 years ago)
Oh my gosh, these Villian lanterns are SO COOL! I have been fascinated with Maleficent lately and can’t wait to make this! How fun for Halloween. Thank you so much for sharing!
MandeeSeptember 11, 2018 at 8:09 am (5 years ago)
You’re welcome Amy! Glad you like them. I especially love Maleficent as well. ^_^
Kristie FairleySeptember 17, 2019 at 8:43 pm (4 years ago)
Can I purchase lanterns from you?
MandeeSeptember 18, 2019 at 10:59 am (4 years ago)
Hi Kristie! Unfortunately, I don’t offer finished versions of my cut file designs for purchase currently.
Jake AJuly 1, 2020 at 8:34 pm (3 years ago)
Hi! I’ve downloaded all the villain lanterns…if you can, Hades? Please? Lol
Quick question, what type of card stock do you use? Weight?
MandeeJuly 2, 2020 at 10:58 am (3 years ago)
Glad you’re enjoying my lantern designs! I typically use 50lb cardstock. 🙂
Charles.reynoldsApril 21, 2021 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)
I want to download this but it just won’t let me.
MandeeApril 23, 2021 at 10:14 am (2 years ago)
Sorry you are having trouble! I suggest taking a a look at my FAQ page for detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips.
CarmenOctober 31, 2021 at 10:08 pm (1 year ago)
So darn AWESOME!