Kraft Board Paper Lantern. Easily create a gorgeous paper lantern using the Cricut Maker and Cricut Scoring Wheel.

I love all the pretty paper lantern designs in Cricut Design Space. There are a ton of different designs to choose from. They are the perfect accent for your home decor, a wedding, or a party.

Create beautiful 3D kraft board lanterns using the Cricut double scoring wheel


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Kraft Board Paper Lantern


Kraft Board is the perfect material to make the paper lanterns. It is sturdier than regular cardstock. Plus, it will cut and score without tearing or cracking, and it doesn’t leave white score marks.

Cricut Kraft Board Sampler


Start by finding a lantern or luminary design in Cricut Design Space. Click Images in the Design Panel. Type in the word “lantern” into the search box. It will pull up lots of different options. I chose the 3D Lantern #M3785F.

Cricut Design Space - Paper Lantern


Cricut Design Space File: Paper Lantern

Click the green Make It button. Make sure the mats look correct and then click Continue. Choose Kraft Board from the drop-down menu. Place your kraft board on a LightGrip mat. The Maker will prompt you to install the double scoring wheel by showing the 02 on the screen. It will also say “Load Double Scoring Wheel in Clamp B.”

Cricut double scoring wheel prompt for Cricut Maker


Make sure your scoring wheel also has a 02 on it. If you have been using the single scoring wheel it will have a 01 on it.

Cricut Double Scoring Wheel


Click the flashing Go on the Maker and score your kraft board.

Cricut double scoring wheel in the Cricut Maker



Helpful tip: Kraft Board uses the double scoring wheel. You can see all the materials you can score with your Cricut Maker scoring wheels on this Recommended Materials list.

After the kraft board has been scored you will be prompted to change to the fine tip blade.

Change to fine tip blade in Cricut Maker


Next, you will cut out your vellum. Once you have everything cut out, attach the vellum to the inside of the paper lantern using adhesive.

Use adhesive to attach vellum to lantern sides

You will have double score lines on each of the lantern sides. Fold the edge in towards the scoring lines.

Use super sticky red tape to attach the four sides of the lanterns together.

Use red tape to attach sides of lantern together




Use the Cricut double scoring wheel to make beautiful kraft board lanterns

The lantern came together so quickly and easily using the double scoring wheel. It looks beautiful all lit up. I would recommend using LED candles since this lantern is made from paper.

Create beautiful paper lanterns perfect for weddings or parties using the Cricut Maker


Cricut Double Scoring Wheel:

  • Cricut Scoring Wheels use the Cricut Maker’s Adaptive Tool System to create crisp creases in materials, using up to 10X the pressure of the scoring stylus so you can make perfect, effortless folds.
  • Use the Cricut Double Scoring wheel for thicker materials and coated materials like kraft board and sparkle paper – see a full list of materials here.
  • Easily identify the double scoring wheel by the 02 on the tip.
  • Double check you have the correct tip on your scoring wheel before scoring.

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Laura Silva

2 Comments on Kraft Board Paper Lantern | Cricut Scoring Wheel

    • Deborah,
      You can definitely do this project with an Explore Air 2. However, the scoring wheel is only for the Cricut Maker. If you do this with the Explore Air 2, you will need to use the scoring stylus instead. Hope that helps!

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