Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see, this, our town of Halloween. It’s here, it’s here—the newest installment in my Disney Paper Lanterns series is here! Take a stroll through the town of Halloween and enjoy the devilishly dazzling display in this Nightmare Before Christmas paper lantern.
All hail the Pumpkin King! This has been a much requested design, and I’m so stoked to finally put it out into the world! I considered doing it last year, but ended up sticking with Disney villain paper lanterns instead. And I couldn’t release this design at just any old time during the year, could I?
There is so much I love about this design! It was quite a task to incorporate everything in there how I wanted it while including as much detail as possible (without making an enemy of my Cricut in the process). I don’t think I could choose a favorite aspect of this design—I feel like it all fits together and flows very nicely.
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—especially when it comes to those little details across the top.
Enjoy putting my Nightmare Before Christmas paper lantern together! What plans do you have for this frighteningly fabulous design?
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**All Disney-inspired designs on this site are unofficial, fan creations and not associated with the Disney corporation.
Charlotte SilberOctober 25, 2018 at 8:37 am (4 years ago)
Thank you so much. I have a daughter and grandson, who will love this for Christmas. Have a great day.
MandeeOctober 25, 2018 at 8:58 am (4 years ago)
Wonderful! So glad your grandkids can enjoy it!! 😀
MellyMay 21, 2021 at 1:51 am (2 years ago)
Can the template be used in a silhouette machine?
MandeeMay 21, 2021 at 10:32 am (2 years ago)
Yes, it can! You will either need to have the Designer Edition of the software or convert the file to a PNG, though.
donnaOctober 25, 2018 at 8:47 am (4 years ago)
AWESOME, thank you so very much for the amazingly detailed design!
MandeeOctober 25, 2018 at 8:59 am (4 years ago)
You’re welcome Donna! This one definitely took me a while, but it was worth it. ^_^
Leanne McNicholasOctober 25, 2018 at 12:59 pm (4 years ago)
Thank you for all of the lanterns. They are wonderful. I made the Beauty and the Beast lantern several months ago and it still looks great in my craft room. Thank you for all of your time and effort that goes into the lanterns.
MandeeOctober 26, 2018 at 8:13 am (4 years ago)
Aww, thanks Leanne! Glad you like my lantern designs!! Glad you’re still coming back for more. ^_^
EmilyOctober 30, 2018 at 10:10 am (4 years ago)
Hermoso. Gracias es mi personaje favorito. Quedara genial para navidad…
MandeeOctober 30, 2018 at 10:40 am (4 years ago)
You’re very welcome Emily! Glad you like it. ^_^
dashFebruary 24, 2019 at 7:32 am (4 years ago)
Hello I am new to the cricut world i have maker, i have an ipad and i can not get the image to download, any other way to get the image, thank you
MandeeFebruary 25, 2019 at 11:09 am (4 years ago)
Hi there! If you are downloading the image to a tablet, you will need an app to unzip the file. Feel free to check out my FAQ section for more information and screenshots on the process. 🙂
caseyFebruary 27, 2019 at 8:45 pm (4 years ago)
ThankYou for allowing us to enjoy such a wonderful free gift to cut out and give away. Have you considered making a Lilo & Stitch lantern?
MandeeFebruary 28, 2019 at 8:36 am (4 years ago)
You’re welcome Casey! I’m glad you enjoy my designs. Lilo and Stitch is one that’s definitely on my list!! 😀
KymOctober 8, 2021 at 7:20 am (1 year ago)
This just made me so happy to see!!! Can’t wait!! Another amazing idea would be the great pumpkin Charlie Brown!!
ChristineSeptember 24, 2019 at 9:17 am (3 years ago)
I am new to all of this, and have never made a lantern before. The liner piece, is it white paper? or is it like a wax or parchment paper? Thank-you for your amazing designs!
MandeeSeptember 24, 2019 at 9:32 pm (3 years ago)
Hi Christine! I use an opaque velum to line all of my lanterns. 🙂
Feel free to read more about my favorite crafting tools and supplies here.
KimberlyOctober 2, 2021 at 7:13 am (1 year ago)
I’m having trouble downloading it, is there a trick to it ?
MandeeOctober 4, 2021 at 10:42 am (1 year ago)
Sorry you’re having trouble! Take a look at my FAQ page for detailed downloading instructions and troubleshooting tips.
StacyOctober 10, 2019 at 12:14 pm (3 years ago)
Question: Do you have the Nightmare before Christmas in individual svg files?
MandeeOctober 10, 2019 at 9:25 pm (3 years ago)
Hi Stacy! As of right now, this is the only Nightmare Before Christmas file I have available on my site.
JoeyNovember 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm (3 years ago)
You have been such an inspiration for my creative side! I LOVE these lanterns, these were some of the first things i wanted to make when i bought my Cricut. I appreciate all of your hard work and your sharing of your talents!! Thank You!
MandeeNovember 13, 2019 at 8:11 am (3 years ago)
Aww, thank you Joey! That makes me so happy to hear. I hope you continue to enjoy my designs in your creative projects!! 😊
Stephanie CallahanDecember 5, 2019 at 7:46 am (3 years ago)
Hi there! This is my first time making one of your lanterns, is there a guide to where to score these exactly when putting together? Thank you!
MandeeDecember 5, 2019 at 8:39 am (3 years ago)
If you are cutting them out at the default size, then the score lines can be placed at 2.5″ intervals. 🙂
Stephanie CallahanDecember 5, 2019 at 10:52 am (3 years ago)
Thank you!! So looking forward to cutting these out!
MandeeDecember 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)
You’re very welcome!!
Cheryl HunterJanuary 14, 2020 at 3:31 am (3 years ago)
This is really cool, so very nice of you to share your artwork with us.
MandeeJanuary 14, 2020 at 8:30 am (3 years ago)
Thanks Cheryl! Glad you like it!! 😊
LorettaJanuary 30, 2020 at 7:07 pm (3 years ago)
Hello how do I order these and how much? Do I have to have a cri cut? I also was wondering if they can be purchased already cut? Thank yoi
MandeeJanuary 31, 2020 at 9:04 am (3 years ago)
Hi Loretta! you can download the design for free by clicking on the “download” button below the main image. Check out my FAQ page for more detailed instructions. 🙂
I don’t sell these lanterns pre-cut at this time.
AnnaMarch 27, 2020 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)
Thank you SO much for this!!! We are having to postpone our wedding and decided to do it on Halloween and I’ve been trying to create my own lantern and have been failing miserably! You just saved me even more headache 🙂
MandeeMarch 30, 2020 at 8:39 am (3 years ago)
I’m sorry to hear that you had to postpone your wedding. 🙁 But I’m glad my designs can be a part of your big day!! Best of luck getting everything ready!
kariMay 5, 2020 at 12:25 am (3 years ago)
Is the template for the nightmare before Christmas lantern free or do i have to buy it i wont like ke download
MandeeMay 5, 2020 at 9:38 am (3 years ago)
Hi Kari! All the designs on my site are free to download. 🙂
If you are having trouble, I’d recommend checking out my FAQ page for detailed downloading instructions and troubleshooting tips.
taniaSeptember 22, 2020 at 12:11 pm (2 years ago)
Incrivel, maravilhoso, lindo designer
MandeeSeptember 22, 2020 at 9:30 pm (2 years ago)
Aww, you are too kind! 😊
RichardDecember 21, 2020 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)
How do i download all the nightmare svg laterns. I want to make a few of each of them for my daughter.
MandeeDecember 22, 2020 at 11:53 am (2 years ago)
Hi Richard! If you are having trouble with the download process, I’d suggest taking a look at my FAQ page for detailed instructions and screenshots. 🙂