Santa’s Workshop Paper Lantern – Christmas Cut Files

With Christmas just a few weeks away, Santa’s elves are hard at work making toys for all the little girls and boys of the world. And while we aren’t able to witness all of the action taking place at the North Pole, you may just catch a glimpse of the excitement when you take a peek at my latest creation—this Santa’s workshop paper lantern.

Santa's Workshop Paper Lantern

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Santa's Workshop Paper Lantern Santa's Workshop Paper Lantern

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Santa's Workshop Paper Lantern

Learn how to assemble this festive papercraft—perfect for the Christmas season!

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces to your Santa’s workshop paper lantern.
    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 Decorative Pieces

  • Start by attaching the decorative pieces to the sides of your lantern. Glue the vellum window pieces to the inside, as well as the black silhouettes.
    Take your roof pieces and attach the vellum liners to those as well.

Assembling the Lantern

  • Take your lantern wall shapes and fold along the score lines. Attach the two halves together using the long side tabs.
    Fold the base section inward and attach it to the bottom tabs.
    Next, attach the roof piece (the one that has the two triangle sides) to the top tabs, centering the hexagonal hole.
  • Next, take the other roof piece and fold the whole thing in half, along the score line. Attach it to the top of the lantern using the tabs on either end as well as the tabs on the triangle sections.
    Finally, arrange all of the little presents and toys around the outside of the workshop, and your lantern is complete!
    Santa's Workshop Paper Lantern

Notes

When assembled, this project is about 4.5" wide, 3.75" deep, and 6" tall.

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 the pieces to your Santa’s workshop paper lantern.

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 Decorative Pieces

2. Start by attaching the decorative pieces to the sides of your lantern. Glue the vellum window pieces to the inside, as well as the black silhouettes.

Take your roof pieces and attach the vellum liners to those as well.

 

Assembling the Lantern

3. Take your lantern wall shapes and fold along the score lines. Attach the two halves together using the long side tabs.

Fold the base section inward and attach it to the bottom tabs.

Next, attach the roof piece (the one that has the two triangle sides) to the top tabs, centering the hexagonal hole.

4. Next, take the other roof piece and fold the whole thing in half, along the score line. Attach it to the top of the lantern using the tabs on either end as well as the tabs on the triangle sections.

Finally, arrange all of the little presents and toys around the outside of the workshop, and your lantern is complete!

Santa's Workshop Paper Lantern

If you’re hesitant to take a crack at one of my more complex Christmas Village projects, but want to create a fun decor piece this holiday season, then this little lantern is just the thing! And even if you’re a papercrafting master, this is still an enjoyable project that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

I just love seeing all of the little elf silhouettes shine through when you place a tealight inside!

Santa's Workshop 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 Santa’s workshop paper lantern for yourself! And, as always, be sure to share your finished results with me on Instagram.

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11 Comments

11 Comments on Santa’s Workshop Paper Lantern – Christmas Cut Files

  1. Helen J Roberts
    November 21, 2023 at 8:20 am (7 months ago)

    5 stars
    So adorable! This is a great addition to the Christmas Village. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Mandee
      November 27, 2023 at 10:34 pm (7 months ago)

      I’m so glad that you like it, Helen!!

      Reply
  2. Charlotte Silber
    November 21, 2023 at 8:39 am (7 months ago)

    This is so cute. Thank you for sharing your talent;

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    • Mandee
      November 27, 2023 at 10:34 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks for your kind words, Charlotte!

      Reply
  3. auntie em
    November 22, 2023 at 4:24 am (7 months ago)

    What an adorable little work shop! So many sweet details to make it even more special. Thank you so much ! 🙂

    Reply
    • Mandee
      November 27, 2023 at 10:35 pm (7 months ago)

      I’m so glad you like it!

      Reply
  4. YVONNE TUCKER
    November 22, 2023 at 3:37 pm (7 months ago)

    So beautiful.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      November 27, 2023 at 10:36 pm (7 months ago)

      Thank you Yvonne!

      Reply
  5. Kylie Lawson
    April 26, 2024 at 5:49 am (2 months ago)

    5 stars
    Hi Mandeep I Love Your Design But for Some Reason I Can’t Save the Pattern 😔 Hope you can Help Cheers Kylie 😁

    Reply
    • Mandee
      May 3, 2024 at 12:40 pm (1 month ago)

      Hi Kylie,

      Sorry you are having trouble. You can downlaod my designs by clicking on the “download” button just below the main image in the post. For more detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips, check out my FAQ page.

      Reply
  6. Kylie Lawson
    April 26, 2024 at 5:50 am (2 months ago)

    5 stars
    Spell Check Is Bad I Meant Mandee lol 😂

    Reply

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