Spooky Lantern by Leo Kowal

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Rarely do I get the opportunity to actually create something with our files, but with Halloween being my favorite time of the year, I had to take advantage and make this spooky lantern using our Crisp Days of Fall SVG Kit and some elements from our Gothic Flourishes SVG Collection! I've even put together a video to show you exactly how I welded everything together! Remember that you can customize this lantern for any and every occasion! I created the stained glass with a graphic that I created in Photoshop and printed out on transparency paper.

SVG Collections Used

Crisp Days of Fall SVG Kit
Gothic Flourishes SVG Collection

Cutting Machine Used

Supplies Used

  • Two pieces of black AC Cardstock
  • One piece of patterned paper for the accents
  • One sheet of transparency paper (for stained glass printout)
  • Printer (or vellum if not using stained glass printout)
  • Copper wire for the handle
  • Stained Glass Graphic (Right Click - Save As)


Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used.

Crisp Days of Fall SVG Kit (blank lantern in Extras folder)
lantern1.svg 9.5" wide black
lantern2.svg 9.5" wide black
accents1.svg 9.5" wide Halloween Paper
accents2.svg 9.5" wide Halloween Paper
vellum2.svg 9.5" wide use as guide to cut out stained glass graphic
Gothic Flourishes SVG Collection
cobweb_corner1.svg (weld to lantern) 3" wide black
cobweb_corner2.svg (weld to lantern) 3.4" wide black
flourish13.svg (weld to lantern) 3.16" wide black


  1. Cut all of the pieces from the table above. Use the SCAL Instructions video below to help you weld elements to the blank lantern template.
  2. Print the "Stained Glass Graphic" on a piece of transparency paper. Place the vellum svg file on top of the Stained Glass Graphic and use it as a guide to cut the transparency paper to fit the lantern window.
  3. Follow the assembly instructions for the lantern. You can find them on the Crisp Days of Fall SVG Kit product page. Click Here

Welding Instructions

I didn't do anything special as far as embossing or embellishing goes. It's just card stock, some accent paper on top and the stained glass transparency paper that give this lantern it's spooky feel.

Happy Halloween everyone!  ~ Leo

5 Responses to “Spooky Lantern by Leo Kowal”

  1. Sandy Sommerfeld October 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Wow! Leo!  this is awesome!  Thanks for sharing & showing!  :)

  2. Aimitup October 26, 2011 at 1:13 am #

    Great project and great video Leo – I learned something new – did not realize you had to ungroup before welding. Thanks!

  3. OliveJuiceLulu October 28, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Thank you so much for this tutorial!  You are a fantastic teacher and you give me the confidence I need to try these amazing projects on my own!  Plus, you just made another sale for this great SVG kit! ;0)  I didn’t realize the versatility of the “extras” in the kit and I can totally see using this lantern over many of the upcoming holidays – LOVE it! 

    • Anonymous October 28, 2011 at 8:42 am #

      thank you!! Have fun creating :)

  4. deb November 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Leo, just cut out the lantern with my eclips/eCAL, and the perf lines did not cut.  Tried it a second time, and again they didn’t cut so before I unloaded the mat, I hid all of the layers except the score line layer and cut again.  It then cut the perf lines.  Is there a way to have them cut all at the same time?  I haven’t tried any other files yet to see if it’s just this file or a general glitch, or if maybe I have something checked that I don’t know about that is causing it. Thanks for your help.