[Tutorial} Tomato Cage Witch’s Hat

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Today I get to share with you a fun project I did as part of the Craft Lightning Challenge for The Country Chic Cottage & Moore Craft Time. The point of the challenge is to have a project that you can do in 15 minutes or less. You can check out either of the host sites for a whole list of the participating blogs each day and a feature of the crafts!
Whitch's Hat from Tomato Cage
Because we are doing all things Halloween at our house already, I thought I’d share with you this fun bigger than life Witch’s Hat made out of a tomato cage.
Now don’t think I’m weird, but I’m going to suggest you go buy a whole bunch of them, in different sizes, right now because they are on sale for the end of the season, and I have some more tutorials using them coming your way after Halloween.

For this project you will need:

  • Tomato Cage
  • Black Poster Board
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Black Tulle (I used a whole 25 yard roll of 6 inch tulle.)
  • Coordinating Ribbon and Tulle

Whitch's Hat from Tomato Cage

You will start by wrapping the poster board around the tomato cage, to form a cyllindar, and keep the tips together. Tape it in place. It will not go all the way to the ground in the back…that is ok. You will just face that side to the wall!

Whitch's Hat from Tomato Cage

Next you will take your coordinating ribbon/tulle and made a bow for the top. Glue this and one end of the black tulle to the tips of the cage.

Whitch's Hat from Tomato Cage

Take the whole roll of tulle, and wrap it around the poster board, scrunching it a bit to give dimension.

Witch's Hat from Tomato Cage

I then bunched a whole lot of orange tulle into a pile on the bookshelf it was going to be displayed on, and set the hat on top. I love the look of it, and how huge it is!

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  1. So cute and fun!


  2. This is sooo cute! I’m totally doing this! I want to know what future projects are in store. Can you give us a sneak peak?

  3. The EEK is super cute too!

  4. Adorable! I really like that you’ve found a way to repurpose tomato cages, great job! Sharing everywhere I can. 🙂

  5. what a fun idea! I need to get my Halloween stuff out, it’s my favorite holiday 🙂

    rae gun ramblings

  6. Very cute… except for my sister in law swiped our only tomato cage!

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