DIY Tomato Cage Candy Corn

Make use of those old tomato cages when the summer growing season ends. With a little bending and twisting you can make this fun and stylish Halloween decoration.


Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Tomato Cage Candy Corn

This giant candy corn is easy to make with an old tomato cage and some ribbon.

Gathering the Materials

You will need: tomato cage (one with 3 horizontal ring works best)/ wire/ wire cutters/ pliers (optional)/ orange, yellow, and white ribbon (about 20 yds. each)/ scissors 

Flattening the Cage

Press the cage flat to resemble the shape of candy corn. One vertical support will be in the center of one side. The other side will have two vertical supports near the outside edges.

Shaping the Cage

Use the wire cutters or pliers to shape the tip of the candy corn. Bend the two wires (vertical supports) from the same side diagonally over to the side with one vertical support. The end of the wires will extend 1/2” to 1” beyond the horizontal ring and should be placed inside the ring. Bend the wire on the side with one vertical support over the other two bent wires. 

Keeping it Together

Use wire to secure the ends of the wires to the horizontal ring. Use more wire to keep the wires together at the very tip. 

Wrapping the Cage

Tie one end of the yellow ribbon to the bottom horizontal ring. Begin wrapping it over the middle ring and the bottom ring until you have gone all the way around the form. Tie to the bottom ring again at the end. Repeat for the orange ribbon. You will have to wrap it between yellow ribbon on the middle horizontal ring. 

Preparing the Tip

Before you wrap the white ribbon add some extra wire support by wrapping wire around the vertical supports at least twice. This will give your candy corn more roundness at the top. Wrap the white ribbon from one side of the top horizontal ring (not the one you made) to the opposite side of the top horizontal ring. 

Creating the Basket Weave

Tie one end of the yellow ribbon to one of the vertical supports and begin weaving it in and out of the vertically wrapped ribbons. It should go over and under two vertical ribbons at a time. Repeat until you have completely covered the space. Repeat for the yellow and white sections. 

Crafty Candy

The basket weave pattern and familiar colors add charm to this Halloween craft project. 

Handmade Halloween Decor

Your old tomato cages get dressed up for Halloween with this easy to do craft. 

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