Greenhouse Paper Lantern – Spring Luminary Cut File

We are growing wild and lighting things up in the craft room today! Whether you have a green thumb naturally, or you sustain your houseplants with good intentions, you are sure to enjoy my greenhouse paper lantern!

Greenhouse Paper Lantern

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Greenhouse Paper Lantern

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Greenhouse Paper Lantern

Learn how to assemble this lovely greenhouse paper lantern.

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of your greenhouse paper lantern pieces.
    Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don't forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you're having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

Layering the Pieces

  • Start by lining the interior of your greenhouse windows with your vellum pieces.
    Next, layer the pink frame pieces on the bottom, outside of the greenhouse walls.
    Add the six foliage pieces to the inside of the tall windows. I used foam tape to attach these in order to give them a little more dimension, but glue works just fine as well.

Assembling the Structure

  • To assemble the greenhouse structure, start by taking your main greenhouse pieces and folding along all of the score lines. Then, use the little tabs provided to form the angled roof and the top walls.
    Next, take your elongated hexagon piece and attach the small, pink fence structure to it using the tab/slit provided. Fold each of the hexagon piece tabs inward and attach them to the top of one side of your greenhouse roof. Then attach them to the second piece as well.
    Lastly, fold the base inward and attach each of the tabs.

Finishing Touches

  • Add your two plants and any other finishing touches that you would like around the outside of your greenhouse, and your project is complete!

Notes

The finished size of this project is about 5.5" tall and 4.25" wide.

View the full-size tutorial photos below.

Supplies

How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of your greenhouse paper lantern pieces.

Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

 

Layering the Pieces

2. Start by lining the interior of your greenhouse windows with your vellum pieces.

Next, layer the pink frame pieces on the bottom, outside of the greenhouse walls.

Add the six foliage pieces to the inside of the tall windows. I used foam tape to attach these in order to give them a little more dimension, but glue works just fine as well.

 

Assembling the Structure

3. To assemble the greenhouse structure, start by taking your main greenhouse pieces and folding along all of the score lines. Then, use the little tabs provided to form the angled roof and the top walls.

Next, take your elongated hexagon piece and attach the small, pink fence structure to it using the tab/slit provided. Fold each of the hexagon piece tabs inward and attach them to the top of one side of your greenhouse roof. Then attach them to the second piece as well.

Lastly, fold the base inward and attach each of the tabs.

 

Finishing Touches

4. Add your two plants and any other finishing touches that you would like around the outside of your greenhouse, and your project is complete!

Greenhouse Paper Lantern

It has been a while since I’ve made a paper lantern design. And this one is a little different than the kind I used to make. But I thought it would be fun to create a simplified version of the lovely, 3D conservatory I shared last year.

Instead of doing clear windows, I used opaque vellum in order to create the shadows of the plants on the inside whenever there is a light shining from within. And since this lantern is closed at the top, I did include a flap in the base where a tealight can slip inside.

Overall, I am just really pleased with how this design came out! It’s elegant, it’s detailed, and it just feels special. I think it would make for a lovely table centerpiece at a Mother’s Day brunch or at a bridal shower!

If you are curious, the paper I used for the exterior of this project came from the Blanc Boutique paper pack by The Paper Studio (found at Hobby Lobby).

Greenhouse Paper Lantern

Greenhouse Paper Lantern

I use Adobe Illustrator for all 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. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making this greenhouse paper lantern for yourself! And, as always, be sure to share your finished results with me on Instagram.

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6 Comments

6 Comments on Greenhouse Paper Lantern – Spring Luminary Cut File

  1. Jamie
    May 9, 2023 at 6:45 am (1 year ago)

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for the wonderful design. Love all your stuff.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      May 9, 2023 at 9:37 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Jamie! I’m so glad that you like it. 💕

      Reply
  2. Janalee
    May 9, 2023 at 8:46 pm (1 year ago)

    Very pretty. Gives off a real calm feeling,
    We all need that! Love it!

    Reply
  3. Sandy
    May 10, 2023 at 6:06 am (1 year ago)

    I love this. I’m teaching my sister how to use here Silhouette machine. This will make her so happy. You are such a generous person. Thank you times a million 💕

    Reply
  4. annie
    December 27, 2023 at 2:21 pm (7 months ago)

    5 stars
    Thank you so much. It’s so pretty

    Reply
    • Mandee
      December 29, 2023 at 2:10 pm (7 months ago)

      I’m glad you like it, Annie! ☺️

      Reply

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