DIY Mini Christmas Tree for Next to Nothing

| 12/7/2017 8:59:00 AM

Tags: DIY Christmas Tree, Repurpose Tomato Cages, Outdoor Christmas Decor,

CA Simonson 

Repurpose Tomato Cages!


For unique outdoor Christmas décor this year, repurpose your unused tomato cages. Yes. You read it correctly. Pull a few tomato cages from their storage spot and use them again!

Hide Unsightly Fixtures

I wanted to hide the water pump in my front yard and this seemed like the perfect solution. I turned my tomato cages upside down, stacked them five high and set them over the water pump.

Cut Greenery

We have many cedar trees in our backyard, so finding extra branches to trim wasn’t a problem. Although I used real boughs, imitation pine garland would work just as well. Stick branches in between wires to secure or wrap garland around the cage and then fasten with wire until you fill all open space. Pull the wires at the top together and secure with wire. Top it off with a bow.

Add Decorations

Add your decorations: lights, balls, bows, tinsel, or whatever else you have on hand.

No fixture to hide? Use a planter, like this wise man did! 

12/16/2017 7:24:41 AM

Candy, ha, I actually saw cages with just the lights for sale in front of my neighborhood Ace Hardware store. ***** Have a great day. ***** Nebraska Dave

12/9/2017 8:50:46 AM

Candy, what a great idea with the tomato cages. I'll definitely keep that in mind for next year. It's too late for this year because the Christmas activities have begun and I still haven't decorated inside my house. Christmas cards (100) are the priority for the first week or two after Thanksgiving. Now comes the living room decorations. I haven't done any outside decorations for years but always have good intentions. Does that count? ***** Have a great tomato cage Christmas tree day. ***** Nebraska Dave

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