DIY Tomato Cage Ghost

7 Materials
20 Minutes

If you've been on Facebook or Tiktok at all recently, I'm sure you have seen these adorable little tomato cage ghosts. They're super cute, simple to make, and pretty cheap! So follow along for step by step instructions on how you too can jump on the hottest Halloween decor trend!

You'll need: a tomato cage, either a full or half styrofoam ball, a white sheet, a string of lights, black felt, a hot glue gun, and a pair of scissors. First, your going to grab your tomatoe cage and use a twist tie to gather the three prongs together. This will help keep everything secure.

Next, grab your half syyrofoam ball and push it down onto the three prongs. I made sure it was down onto the prongs as much as possible to ensure a nice, secure hold.

It should look like this at this stage!

Next, grab a string of lights and wrap them around the tomato cage. You can use twist ties to keep the lights in place, or just wing it and wrap them tightly.

Pro tip: make sure you leave enough of a tail so that you can plug your ghost into whichever outlet you choose!

So, this part took some trial and error, but I found a great tip! You could kind of see the styrofoam ball under the sheet when the ghost was lit, so I fixed this problem by throwing a white pillow sheet onto the tomato cage first. This helped and made the ghost have the final look I was going for!

Next, put the sheet over top of the cage. Center the sheet and fluff. I used a fitted sheet for mine, and I ended up liking this better than a flat sheet. The fitted part allowed me to fluff and arrange the bottom hem to my liking and I think it was a little thicker than the flat sheet as well.

Cut out some felt eyes. My mom added a mouth to hers. Go crazy and create any ghost face you'd like!

Hot glue your felt pieces onto your ghost face.

Plug in and enjoy!

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  • Mary Wallace Mary Wallace on Oct 08, 2022

    Will the lights catch on fire from the pillowcase and sheet over it????

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