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.

 Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!  


  1. That is a very clever ghost idea, LuAnn!

  2. What a cute craft idea. The face you made is just adorable.

  3. that is just adorable!!!!
    I am going to have to make one too!

  4. I love it. How creative and inspiring!

  5. He is pretty cute- what a clever idea!

  6. Very creative. Love it. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Thanks for the tutorial for your lighted ghost! He is very cute!

  8. What a *clever* idea! I've seen these cages used to make Christmas tree decorations, too. I've never seen the cute little ghosts, though! Darling! :)

  9. I love your Ghosts what a great idea to use tomato cages.. I have some that have seen their better days and I will have to use them for Ghosts! Thanks so much!!
    I saw your post on Bonnie Hunters Blog about fabric folding... if you want to read how I do mine (and it works for over 3 meters) just head back to Bonnie's and find my post there, or send me a message.. if I have time I will try and post some pics on my my blog, but I haven't posted there for ages so it might take me awhile to figure out how to do it again.. lol
    Have a great day!!


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