Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tomato Cage Ghost

I love Halloween.  I always have orange lights on the bushes in the front of my house, and my lighted ceramic pumpkin is in the window.  This year I've added this little ghost.





This year I went a bit overboard with these faux pumpkins like you see in the photo below.  I bought my first pumpkins at the dollar store and decorated them with duct tape.  You can see that post here along with a photo of a few of my pumpkins.  By the time I started pumpkin shopping, everything Halloween was at least 50% off.  They have been marking down Halloween decorations for most of October to make room for Christmas decorations.





Here is what you need to make a lighted ghost of your own:

 A tomato cage (I bought a new one since my other two were still in use.)
 A box of 100 white lights.  (There is already so much Christmas in the stores that lights are easy to    
                   find now.)
 Duct tape.
 Permanent marker.
 An old white twin size sheet or enough fabric to drape over the cage. 



Bend the prongs of a tomato cage and duct tape them into a shape that will look like the head of the ghost.  This doesn't have to be perfection as you can see in the photo below.




Wrap the cage with the white lights.




Use the permanent marker and draw a scary face on the sheet.  My daughter says this guy looks clueless!!




This is how he looks after dark.




And during the day.....




This is Ghostie.  He's been hanging around for years--since my children were young.







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