Don’t own a die-cutting machine? No problem!
With a little patience, you can use the included hand-cutting files to cut the lanterns the old-fashioned way – with just a craft knife.
These lanterns are perfectly sized for votive candles and look great on a mantle. You can also use a group of them as an inexpensive table centerpiece!
Consider using flameless candles with these paper lanterns. If you choose to use these with real candles, please be careful! Never leave candles burning unattended. As with any paper lantern, the paper could potentially ignite and cause a fire.
What’s Included in the Free Paper Lantern SVG Download?
Download File Types Included
I’ve included a couple of different file formats, so these can be used universally – with or without a cutting machine.
File formats included are:
- free paper lantern SVG files (for cutting machines like Silhouette and Cricut)
- Solid PNG version of the files
- Outlined PNG version (for traditional, manual hand cutting)
Each of the free paper lantern SVG files (SVG, solid PNG, and outlined PNG) is included in 4 heights to fit votive candles.
Default sizes are approximate:
- 3″ diameter x 4″ high (no base)
- 3″ diameter x 6″ high (1 inch base)
- 3″ diameter x 7″ high (2 inch base)
- 3″ diameter x 8″ high (3 inch base)
You can also use your graphics software or cutting machine software to resize the files to fit other candle sizes if you like.
How Do I Use These Free Paper Lantern SVG Files?
They are fairly self-explanatory, but if you need some help, don’t worry!
You can find the full, step-by-step project instructions here!
Finished Lantern Sizes
The files are intended to be cut to a width of 10 inches, or 25 cm.
When cut at this size, the finished lanterns will be about 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter and 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) tall, depending on which base height you choose. At this size, the lanterns fit a votive-sized candle nicely.
If you want to scale them up or down to make bigger lanterns, no problem. The images are high enough resolution to resize. You can make them big enough for pillar candles, or small enough for tea lights. The limit is really just what your machine can handle cutting.
Can I Sell Lanterns Made From These Free Paper Lantern SVG Files?
No, sorry. These cutting files are for personal use only. You can make them for friends and family, but please do not sell them.