Tomato Cage Ghosts are a super easy Halloween decoration. You only need 4 materials and 10 minutes for this no-fail DIY Halloween decor!

This project is crazy easy, inexpensive to make, and super cute!

A tomato cage ghost lit up at night
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Easy DIY Halloween Decoration

Tomato Cage Ghosts for Halloween! Such an easy DIY Halloween Decoration! This was one of my very first Pinterest-inspired projects!

We love all things Halloween, but especially our Halloween Spider Cookies, Oreo Witch Hat Cookies and we cannot forget our edible Frankenstein Bowls (made from a balloon mold!)

Tomato Cage Ghosts - easy DIY Halloween decoration

No-Fail Homemadee Halloween Decorations

Let’s just say that I am not really the Martha Stewart type. I love to craft, but a lot of times they are total Pinterest fails. Well, not with this easy DIY Halloween craft – this was a total PINTEREST WIN!

This Halloween project is crazy easy, cheap, and super cute! Not to mention, your neighbors will love it! Whenever I put it out, I get tons of questions on how to make their own Tomato Cage Ghost!!

After you are done making your decorations, treat the kids to these delicious Meringue Ghosts! They are really easy to make and they are only 30 calories! Win-Win! 

I also have some fabulous Halloween Desserts and treats to share! Looking for another easy Halloween craft or decoration – our Halloween Witches Cauldron is always a neighborhood favorite for our little trick or treaters!

Four images on how to make a tomato cage ghost

Materials needed for Tomato Cage Ghost

How to make Tomato Cage Ghost for Halloween!

  1. Place the wide end of the tomato cage on the ground
  2. Wrap the cage with your string lights (one set per ghost)
  3. Take your pillowcase and make a slit about 1/4 of the way up on both sides of the pillowcase (this will help it fit better on the tomato cage.
  4. Using a sharpie, color some eyes and a mouth (be creative!)
  5. Slip the pillowcase over the top of the cage and turn on the lights at dusk

Still not sure if you can pull it off - here is the Anyone-Can-Do-It Tutorial! A step-by-step pictorial on making your own Tomato Cage Ghost!

For images showing you how to make a tomato cage ghost

Now! Go make your own DIY Tomato Cage Ghost and share your scary pictures with me!!

A tomato cage ghost lit up at night

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  1. Thanks for the cutest ever idea! I was looking for a Halloween diy craft I could make with things I had on hand and these really are easy and amazing! Can’t wait for my grandchildren to see them!

    1. Yes, they do! I am in Michigan and we get plenty of rain. The sheet dries just fine. Just use permenent markers and outdoor lights.

  2. I see at the bottom of the cages, they are on boards. How did you secure them? Can’t wait to try this!

    1. Actually, I just have the boards there to hold it down. You can use stakes to hold them in place – I just didn’t have any.