Spook your neighbors and trick-or-treaters with this creepy hanging cage Halloween DIY! Using only items from Dollar Tree, this “cage” is sure to add some creepiness to your outdoor Halloween decor.
I cannot believe that Halloween will be here next week! It seems like when October comes the rest of the year just flies by. I’m not ready for all of this business yet!
Today’s DIY is an easy creepy hanging cage using only items from Dollar Tree. I came across a similar DIY on Pinterest a few years ago and finally got around to making my own this year. I’m glad I did because I love the way it turned out!
Let’s get started, shall we?
How to make a creepy hanging cage
What you need:
- 2 laundry baskets
- 1 or 2 plastic chains
- Nylon cable ties
- Decorations, such as a skeleton, rats, plastic arms, skulls, etc.
- Black spray paint
What you do:
The first thing you’re going to do is cut the top part off of both baskets. I cut along that first “line” from the very top of the basket. I used wire cutters for this because scissors just weren’t cutting it. (Pun intended.)
After cutting the top off of both baskets, spray paint them using black spray paint. You can use any color you want here, but I loved the way the black looked. Plus it’s Halloween!
Start adding your decorations to the inside of your baskets. I chose to put a skeleton and 2 rats in mine. At the last minute I found a plastic skeleton hand while digging through my Halloween box. I added it to my cage and placed the rat next to it so it looks like the rat is eating the hand.
After your decorations are inside, put the baskets together one on top of the other, and use the nylon ties to hold them together. I put all the ties on first, then tightened them and cut the end parts off.
Add the chain to the top of your hanging cage using the nylon ties. This part was a little tricky because I had to hold the chain up with one hand and tie the tie around with the other hand.
Hopefully you can see in the picture how to tie it together. I placed one end of the chain on one side of the basket and tied it down, then placed the other end of the same chain on the opposite side and tied it down.
Find a spot outside and hang up your new creepy hanging cage Halloween DIY!
I was happy with the way mine turned out. It looks rather creepy hanging under the tree in my back yard.
Do you decorate with outside Halloween decor?