For Halloween I really like the large Halloween characters, but man are they expensive. So, I decided to make my own. Searching around the hardware store, I decided it would be easy to use tomato cages for height.
Tomato Cage Ghosts
Materials: 2 5’4″ tomato cages, zip ties, old clothes, fabric, Halloween masks or creatures, foam head and newspaper.
I wanted a really tall guy so I started with two 5’4″ tomato cages. I bent one inward a little simulate a chest area, then stack them on top of one another to get the right height. Make the wires even in the front I then zip tie them secure so they will not be able to move.
My Tomato cage had 6 prongs on top so bend the two side ones down like arms, the back one bend down and curve back up to make a neck, the wire is really flexible, I did this pretty easy with my hands. then the rest of the wires I just bent down inside the cage. Next find some old fabric and drape over top of cage around neck and I safety pinned it all the way down.
I had this hanging skeleton creature (black figure in pic) from last year and his head happened to be made out of Styrofoam, and he already had hands, so I just popped him on the neck wire and it was done! But if you do not have an old decoration like that lying around, you can use more fabric and drape on arms over where hands would be. Then add some of that creepy Halloween fabric and drape it on top for an even better scary effect. Take a skull made of foam or a foam head from a beauty supply store and cover it with a mask. If you do not have a foam head you can fill the mask with balled up newspaper and place it on the wire for the neck and it’s an instant big monster man.
Bulk him up and put clothes on him. Then take newspaper and ball it up and place around the wire and secure with masking tape. To make arms you can use a swimming noodle cut slit down the center and placed on the wire.
See my other Halloween posts for more Spooky Crafts!
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