2023 Update: I stored my ghosts and hay bales in the attic for an entire year. With a little update to the eyes and mouths, the ghosts are good as new! I cut new eyes and mouths for all my ghosts and hot glued them on accordingly. A pro tip on being able to reuse your hay bales, don’t take the plastic wrap off! The bales stay together and they’re easy to store (no mess!).
I’m so excited for the upcoming holiday season! I was eager to decorate our front porch for Halloween and fall and wanted to take a stab at making tomato cage ghosts! They were so easy to make and turned out so cute! Keep reading for instructions on how to make the tomato cage ghosts!
What You Need for Your Tomato Cage Ghosts!
- Tomato cage for each ghost
- Styrofoam ball or half sphere for each ghost
- One large white sheet (you can cut for multiple ghosts)
- One string of Christmas lights for each ghost
- Black construction paper
- One claw clip for each ghost
Step by Step Instructions
- Attach the styrofoam ball or half sphere to the pointed end of the tomato cage.
- Use tape to attach the Christmas lights to the tomato cage and wrap the lights around the cage.
- Drape the sheet over the ball and cage and cut any excess fabric. (I used a King size sheet and cut it in half, then cut excess fabric hanging from one of my bigger ghosts to fit the smaller ghost.)
- Use a claw clip or other fastener to cinch the fabric in the back.
- Cut ovals out of black construction paper for the eyes and mouth. Attach with hot glue.
- Add in straw bales, fall plants, and pumpkins to finish out your display!
Video: How to Make Tomato Cage Ghosts for Halloween!
Here’s a Reel you can check out to see how I made these cute ghosts! And a video below too!