How to Turn Tomato Cages (Yes, Tomato Cages!) Into Cheap DIY Halloween Ghost Decorations
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These DIY Halloween ghost decorations are a little bit spooky and a little bit silly!
This year, let’s make some spooky DIY Halloween ghosts for decorations!
If you’re looking for a fun, easy, and cheap DIY Halloween decoration idea for either inside or outside the home, check out these awesome DIY tomato cage ghosts that light up at night!
It takes just three supplies and ten minutes to make tomato cage ghosts and the results are SO CUTE & SPOOKY! I have done this project in the past and the kids always get a kick out of it.
Tips for making DIY tomato cage Halloween ghost decorations:
- To make the ghost’s eyes, I used a Sharpie marker. If you wanted to reuse the sheets and not make permanent markings, consider pinning on black felt shapes instead.
- I have used old bedsheets for this. If you don’t have any on hand and want cheap sheets, consider looking at thrift stores, Walmart, Target, Big Lots, or other low-cost retailers for inexpensive twin white sheets. Consider securing the sheet to the cage in a couple of spots with clothespins if your area is especially windy.
- If you don’t have any tomato cages, they can easily be found at gardening or home improvement stores. I actually scored some recently for just a few dollars each on clearance at Walmart! I like the idea of using two heights for variation.
- You can attach a ghost head to the top like a large styrofoam ball or volleyball on the 3 points of the tomato cage. I tried it and didn’t like how it blocked the light at night. Perhaps a clear ball of some sort would be better?
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These light-up tomato cage Halloween ghosts look even better in person!
A grouping of them look so festive together, and if you have the supplies this could be a zero-spend DIY Halloween decorations creation! You can of course utilize them inside or outside if you’d like — they’re great either way!
I first did this idea when my kids were younger, and they were super excited about it, and I got tons of compliments from trick-or-treaters on Halloween. I like that it adds a bit more light to the yard while also looking so GOOD!
Hip2Save reader Stacy was inspired and made her own! Here are her helpful tips:
“I added a white balloon at the top and used white duct tape I had on hand to cover the prongs and hold it in place. I also found some fun Halloween ribbon at Dollar Tree and decided to give each of my ghosts a bow. After searching high and low for white sheets and couldn’t find anything, I ended up using white plastic tablecloths from Dollar Tree as well. I’m using LED lights so they won’t get hot and pop the balloon or melt the plastic tablecloth.