Star Wars Paper Lantern {Dark Side}

If only you knew the power of the Dark SideThe long awaited addition to my Disney Paper Lanterns series is here! So, today, join the dark side of the force, and feast you eyes on this Star Wars paper lantern (dark side edition).

Star Wars Paper Lantern

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I have been asked about doing a Star Wars lantern design more times than I can count. But, when I started sketching out ideas for it, I just knew I wouldn’t be able to fit everything I wanted onto just one lantern. So, I decided to separate my design ideas and do a “light side” and “dark side” piece. And, of course, if you’re going to start somewhere, you start with the dark side—am I right?

Star Wars Paper Lantern

Not going to lie, I’ve always thought the Star Wars “bad guys” were cooler than the “good guys.” When I was in first grade, I had a Darth Maul folder for my school work: just a close-up of his scary red/black face and yellow eyes—it was rad! And now, as an adult, I’m a total Kylo Ren fangirl.

My son must have inherited my love for the “bad guys,” because he shows no interest in any non-robotic hero/heroine in the Star Wars series, but absolutely loves anyone with a black cloak and red lightsaber.

Star Wars Paper Lantern

To learn how to assemble my paper lanterns, see this tutorial.

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, 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. If you run into any trouble, be sure to check out this video for more tips!

Star Wars Paper Lantern

Enjoy channeling your inner dark side with this Star Wars paper lantern! Who is your favorite “bad guy” from the Star Wars series?

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23 Comments

23 Comments on Star Wars Paper Lantern {Dark Side}

  1. Debra Wright
    May 28, 2020 at 9:35 am (4 months ago)

    This is awesome. And very generous of you to share it.

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    • Mandee
      May 28, 2020 at 9:41 am (4 months ago)

      Glad you like it Debra!!

      Reply
  2. Charlotte Silber
    May 28, 2020 at 9:38 am (4 months ago)

    Thank you so much

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    • Mandee
      May 28, 2020 at 9:41 am (4 months ago)

      You are very welcome!! 😊

      Reply
  3. Julie
    May 28, 2020 at 1:51 pm (4 months ago)

    Perfect Father’s Day gift for my brother in law to put on his desk once restrictions lifted 👍😁

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    • Mandee
      May 29, 2020 at 11:34 am (4 months ago)

      Yay! So fun!! 😀

      Reply
  4. Kerry DiMaggio
    May 28, 2020 at 2:30 pm (4 months ago)

    I made this today! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it. I made it big and it took 5 pieces of paper, but my husband is going to love it! Our bedroom is Darth Vader – Black and Red! Thank you so much! I just discovered you recently and I am in love with everything! Thank you for your talents!

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    • Mandee
      May 29, 2020 at 11:36 am (4 months ago)

      How awesome! This would definitely be a good one to go BIG on! So glad you stumbled across my little corner of the internet. 😊

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      • Kerry DiMaggio
        May 29, 2020 at 10:19 pm (4 months ago)

        I posted it on Instagram!

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  5. Bonnie
    May 28, 2020 at 2:58 pm (4 months ago)

    Thank you so much for the Star Wars light my daughters family loves Star Wars and disney

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    • Mandee
      May 29, 2020 at 11:36 am (4 months ago)

      You are very welcome! Have fun putting it together. 😀

      Reply
  6. Mary Ellen Torres
    May 28, 2020 at 6:55 pm (4 months ago)

    thank you so very very much my son in law is going to love this

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    • Mandee
      May 29, 2020 at 11:36 am (4 months ago)

      You are most welcome. ❤️

      Reply
  7. Terry Smith
    May 29, 2020 at 7:08 am (4 months ago)

    Wow! These are Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your very creative work!

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    • Mandee
      May 29, 2020 at 11:37 am (4 months ago)

      Thank Terry! I’m so glad you continue to enjoy my designs. 😊

      Reply
  8. Monique
    May 31, 2020 at 10:20 pm (4 months ago)

    Wow this is amazing. I just found you today and love all of your designs. I made this Star Wars lantern and the Beauty and the beast one today. Thank you for sharing all designs with us. You are so talented.

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    • Mandee
      June 1, 2020 at 11:09 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you Monique! I’m so glad you discovered my little corner of the internet. 😊

      Hope you continue to have fun and make lots of awesome, crafty projects with my designs!!

      Reply
  9. Debra Ruffing
    June 2, 2020 at 6:33 am (4 months ago)

    Thank you for this. I am trying to download the svg now. My grandson will love it!

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    • Mandee
      June 2, 2020 at 9:04 am (4 months ago)

      You’re welcome Debra! 🙂

      Be sure to check out my FAQ page if you have nay trouble.

      Reply
  10. Mandy Striegel
    July 10, 2020 at 1:38 pm (3 months ago)

    My son is in love with everything Star Wars, the dark side especially. I had to make this for him. It turned out fabulous! I love the fact that you added score lines – it made putting it together so much easier. I can’t wait for the light side!

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    • Mandee
      July 13, 2020 at 12:26 pm (3 months ago)

      You are very welcome Mandy! I’m glad you were able to make this for your Star Wars-loving son!!

      Reply
  11. Ivonne
    August 26, 2020 at 11:55 am (1 month ago)

    You are very talented and generous for sharing it. Thank you very much!

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    • Mandee
      August 27, 2020 at 10:52 am (1 month ago)

      You are very welcome Ivonne!

      Reply

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