Learn how to make a DIY Jack-O’-Lantern Garland to decorate your home for Halloween. Download the free SVG to quickly cut the pattern using a paper cutting machine.
Yes, friends, we are crafting today. Crafting is good for the soul, plus the result can lead to beautiful seasonal home decor like this fun Jack-O’-Lantern Garland. Using my Brother ScanNCut paper cutting machine, I was able to whip up this garland in under 30 minutes I love projects like this. Big impact, little time!
You can use this Jack-O’-Lantern Garland to adorn a mantel, door, or headboard. The garland would also be perfect for Halloween party decor!
I’m going to show you how to make this festive garland and share the SVG file as a free download so you can craft the garland using your cutting machine. (Although I love the Brother ScanNCut, this file should work with any cutting machine you may have.)
Let’s get started on this project!
How to Make Jack-O’-Lantern Garland:
For this project you will need:
- SVG File (Download details are below.)
- Paper cutting machine
- Craft paper in your choice of color
- Tape (or glue)
- Twine (or string)
Start by downloading the SVG file. Transfer the file to your cutting machine. (This procedure will vary for different machine brands and models.)
Jack-O’-Lantern SVG Download:
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Next, load the craft paper onto the cutting mat, insert the mat into the machine, and cut out the design.
Remove the excess paper from the cutting mat and then remove the jack-o’-lanterns.
Next, attach the twine to the back of the paper jack-o’-lanterns using tape or glue.
As you can see, I made jack-o’-lanterns from two different orange papers. I alternated the colors when attaching the jack-o’-lanterns.
(In my pictures, you can also probably tell that I used washi tape. This wasn’t as strong as I would have liked for this particular application. For a thicker twine, I would recommend hot glue or a stronger tape (maybe Scotch Magic Tape or another brand of cellophane tape).
And with that, the DIY Jack-O’-Lantern Garland was complete. I’d say it’s pretty spooktacular, wouldn’t you?
One of the many things I love about crafting is that there’s always room for artistic interpretation. Feel free to try different colors and types of paper to suit your style and decor. You can even attach the jack-o’-lanterns to a different type of string or use string lights instead of twine.
Make the final product work for you and your space. Get creative and enjoy the process!
Looking for more Halloween DIY Projects? Try these:
- Printable Halloween Recipe Cards
- Halloween Flower Arrangement
- Spider Cheeseballs
- Halloween Treat Buckets and Luminaries
- Chocolate Skull Cake
I hope you like this fun and easy DIY Jack-O’-Lantern Garland project. Give it a try and be sure to share your results with all of us on Instagram by tagging @inspiredbycharm.
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