DIY Mini Christmas Tree for Next to Nothing

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By C.A. Simonson | Dec 7, 2017

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!