Monday, October 8, 2012

I would bet money on the fact that even my 
least crafty readers could pull this adorable Halloween craft off.
I originally saw the idea for tomato cage ghosts on Pinterest, 
but it lead to a dead end link so I decided to wing it.

Seriously, these tomato cage ghosts are 
the easiest thing ever, yet also super adorable.
Two of my favorite things, easy and cute.
Oh, they're also cheap to make.
I love that aspect too.

 All you need are the following items to make two ghosts:
2 tomato cages
1 twin white sheet
2 strands of white lights
scrap black felt for the eyes
4 pins
2 balls of yarn or scrap fabric

I didn't want my ghosts to have pointy heads so I knew I needed something to top them off with to give them a rounded head.  I have a ton of yarn around so that's what I used, but you could use a kitchen towel, a tshirt or scrap fabric.  All I did was place it on top of the upside down tomato cage.

Next, wrap a strand of lights around each cage.

I cut a twin sheet a friend had given me in half. 
This gave me the perfect amount of fabric for each ghost.

I used scrap black felt to cut eyes out and pinned 
them on with straight pins from underneath.

That's it.
No kidding.
That's all it took.
Well, you do have to put them outside and plug them in.
Aren't they cute?!
One thing I love about these ghosts is that they look just as cute during the day with the strands of light shut off as they do when they're on and it's dark outside. 
Really, anyone can pull off these easy tomato cage ghosts.

I also got in the Halloween spirit with my fingernails this weekend.
Simply paint your nails black, add two dots of white on 
each nail followed by two smaller dots of black.

What's your favorite way to decorate for Halloween?

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60 comments:

  1. These are SO CUTE!
    What a great way to reinvent what you saw in Pinterest. I'm pinning your version!

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  2. I found you on The Dedicated House and I LOVE these...what a great idea. We will definitely be using this in our Halloween decor this month. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I don't even need to decorate, I'm so white I'm already a ghost.

    I don't even need a costume.

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  4. How adorable AND easy! Love it. Found you via The Dedicated House.

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  5. Okay Jen, you are just too cute not to follow. I can tell you have personality! I can just hear your southern accent.
    So nice to meet you,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  6. This is such a cute and easy idea! Genius!! Thanks so much for sharing! Found you through a linky party and I'm excited to be following!

    Chrissy
    hppt://www.thetaylor-house.com

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  7. The ghosts are adorable. I could probably even make them... but I probably won't get around to it! Dang.

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  8. These are great!!! LOVE it!!! Love that they're easy.. I'm all about easy!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. These are adorable! What an easy, cute idea!

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  10. I love these!!!! My 9 month old would probably destroy them and think they were friends haha so I will need to place them high up somewhere! Great idea!

    New follower :)

    Samantha
    hooahandhiccups.blogspot.com

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  11. These are too cute. Love that you just use what you have around already (or at least I do.) Perfectly fun display for Halloween! Pinned.

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  12. AdOrAbLe!!! Thanks bunches for linking up yesterday. I'm featuring you at today's Tuesday Ten! http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/10/the-tuesday-ten_9.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  13. That is so cute! Love your nails as well. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. Hahaha! I love this! New fan here - I found you through Cowgirl Up! I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-3.html

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  15. Fantastic idea!! They're so cute, and so are your nails ;)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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  16. This is such a great idea. Super cute ghosts. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for linking up to my Farm Girl Blog Fest. You will be featured tomorrow as a favorite! http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com so come on back and link up again tomorrow.

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  18. love it!

    www.homeecathome.com

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  19. so fun! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  20. SO CUTE! And adorable!! I would love it if you shared at our Pinterest Linky Party! http://growingupgabel.com/2012/10/pin-it-linky-party/

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  21. Those ghosts are fantastic. You have some great crafts, and I'd love for you to share this post (and others) at my Season's Best {Halloween} Link-Up.

    http://www.fullhands-fullhearts.com/2012/10/seasons-best-halloween-link-up.html

    Thanks so much...happy to be a new follower!

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  22. Thanks for sharing over at Craft Junkie Too this week. Featuring this craft on my Facebook Fan page. :) So fun!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft-Junkie-Too/162946417058976?ref=hl

    xo,
    Tracy
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com

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  23. What a clever way to use what is handy! I am going to do these for my halloween party. Thanks for sharing on The Answer is Chocolate.

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  24. I love how you added the lights under them so they light up! They turned out so cute, as did your nails!

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  25. what a fun idea, love this Jen!
    Thanks so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!

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  26. I love that they glow in the dark and the day...such a fun idea to use tomato cages!!!

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  27. Those are ABORABLE! I love how they light up, such a great idea!

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  28. This is such a smart way to create the ghosts! What a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  29. I love this idea! My kids would have so much fun making these. thank you! I'll be featuring tonight.

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  30. These are so cute! Also love you blog. I would love to have you as a follower too! Happy Spooks~Jen

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  31. Love your ghosts! easy, and creative!

    gail

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  32. I will be making these. I do not have yarn so I am going to try and use a basketball and soccer ball. Their so cute and simple.

    Pam

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  33. Brilliant and adorable. Also do-able! Thank you so much for sharing. I want to try it. Thanks! :)

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  34. I love them! It's exactly what's missing from my decorations this year. Thanks!
    Brenda

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  35. These are too CUTE! Thanks for linking up at our Pin It party @ Pounds4Pennies last week! I wish I weren't still using my tomato cages.

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  36. How simply CLEVER!!! I have two tomatoe cages to turn into ghosts. My children will LOVE them!! ;) Thank you for sharing your awesome idea!

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  37. So cute! Can't wait to put these on my porch!

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  38. Saw this over at the Shabby Creek Cottage. SO funny - I made two of these myself... they have blown away about 4 times today in this crazy wind we've been having! I plan on reconstructing them next week when the wind is gone. Mine don't have eyes tho - they totally need eyes!!

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  39. Love LOVE this idea, I am showing this off tonight.

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  40. Brilliant! I love this so much! Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

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  41. I used kids bouncy balls for the heads (under $3 at Walmart) and battery operated LED lights (also found them at Walmart). They turned out so CUTE!!) LOVE THEM! Thank you so much for the idea!!

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  42. Thanks for posting. I am pinning this. I have always thought those outdoor Christmas trees that are just a spiral of lights with a sheet would make a cool ghost too.

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