Saturday, December 5, 2009

Homemade Christmas: Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

If your front yard doesn't have trees,
just make some!

Our front stoop was lacking
Christmas bling...
so I made a tree
out of two (upside down)
Tomato Cages
(from my gardening shed)
two lengths of 9 foot garland
(from my attic)
some plastic Ornaments
and a string of what we refer to as
"Charlie Brown"
Christmas Lights

I secured the garland
by wrapping the "branches"
(they are wired)
to each other and the cage.

I used bits of
brown florist wire
to tie the ornaments onto the tree.

I did not add branches,
that's just the garland poking out!

I used some wire stakes
(just cut a wire hanger and bend it into an
upside down "V")
to secure the "tree"
in my pot.

Note: I started with one Tomato cage
and got all of the garland wrapped around it
then, realized it was too heavy
so I just added a second cage underneath.

This would be beautiful with
'real' garland, pine cones
and cranberries!


Amanda said...

That is beautiful! I will have to bookmark it for next year! Thanks!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

That is such a cute tree. Good job being innovative and using what you have.

Brown Sugar Babies said...

That is really, really cute!! I have juniper trees on my front steps ... but this is a wonderful alternative to add more trees!!!

Anne said...

Oh my gosh! I am SO impressed! I'm debating whether or not I can do this... did you add wire to the tomato cages to make the branches? You come up with the best ideas! Thank you!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Anne, I didn't add branches, it's just the garland poking out : ) This would be super cute in your classroom as your class advent tree!!

BellaPepper said...

I totally love this idea! We have lots of wintery looking bushes and trees in our yard that I could take clippings of and do this will, I think my front porch may just be getting a new Christmas tree this week :)

Tina said...

LOVE this idea! My mom did something similar years ago when I was a child-used a tomato cage and wrapped it with grapevine and then let it dry, wrapped it with white lights, and tucked artificial poinsettia flowers here and there. One of my favorite things. LOVE your blog-so inspiring.

Pink & Green Mama said...

Bella Pepper, I love the idea of using real greenery from your yard!!

Tina, Your mom's grapevines and white lights sound lovely : )

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