I needed something else for my front porch to decorate for Christmas. I had inherited a huge wreath that I have had on the porch for years, so when I came across tomato cage trees on Pinterest, I knew I could make one to match the wreath. I normally am a white light kind of girl, but the wreath had the multi-colored lights on it, and that is what I ended up putting on the tree.
I started with a regular tomato cage that we have had lying around for years. The spokes were all bent up, and so I had Double D bend them back into shape. From top to bottom, the cage stands 41 inches tall, and the diameter of the round base ring is 14 inches.
I then went to Walmart and picked up two 12 foot, and one 9 foot, branch garlands. I also bought a string of 100 count multi-colored lights. The total on this project was $12.00. Not too bad, I don’t think.
I literally think this was the easiest project to do. I started by combining all three spokes together at the top. I used a paper clip, but just because I couldn’t find my zip ties. From then, it was as easy as wrapping the wired garland around the bottom of the cage, and spiraling up to the top. Every so often I would use green floral wire to tie the garland to the cage, just so it will be easy to move and store when Christmas is over.
Then it was time to put the lights on it. I also used the floral wire, and attached the lights in spots.
And here she is outside on my porch. I know most people have theirs put in pots, but I didn’t have one handy, and I didn’t want to spend the money for one right now. I did, however, have a pedestal on the porch already that I use for plants, so I decided to put it on there for right now. Looks pretty cute to me.
Thanks for looking!
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