Tomato cage Christmas trees. Learn how to make these DIY outdoor Christmas decorations for your front yard this holiday season.
Every year we bring out the outdoor Christmas decorations only to be tad disappointed that we don’t have just a little bit more. But just like our thought on we’ll buy a new Christmas tree after Christmas, it’s the same with the outdoor Christmas decorations.
We say we’ll wait till it’s on sale after the holiday, and then we don’t buy it! So this year we decided to get creative with own spin on tomato cage Christmas trees.
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The cashier thought I was a little nuts to be buying garden supplies in December, but hey! To each their own.
TOMATO CAGE CHRISTMAS TREES
Materials for 2 Christmas Trees
- 2 Tomato cages
- 2-21 Feet (or more) outdoor lights
- 50 Feet of green garland
- 2- Colorful garland 15 feet or more
- 2- Bows
- Duct tape
- Garden staples
- Zip ties
Outdoor extension cords
Duct Tap and Wrap your Tomato Cage
Tape the bottom of your tomato cage to make a point on the top of the tree.
Cut the 50 foot green garland in half and start to wrap it around the tomato cage, starting with the bottom (technically top) largest circle and working your way up.
Zip tie the garland at both the bottom and top of the tomato cage to hold it secure.
Lights, Garland, Bow
Wrap your lights the same way you would around a Christmas tree, securing them with zip ties. Do the same for the garland. Add a bow on top and you’re done! Two DIY outdoor Christmas decorations made out of tomato cages and garland. Remember to use the garden staples so the wind doesn’t blow them over.
FOR A FULLER TREE
- tomato cage
- 50+ feet garland
- bows, lights, decor
The first tree is made a bit more on a budget. But if you have more garland, then put it to use.
Instead of wrapping your tree around the wire, wrap your tree up and down. This will give it a fuller body.
It may not be perfect, but it was a lot of fun to make with the kids! Our Christmas outdoor decor now has two more additions. And if you’re interested in the giant candy cane decoration, we made that too! Maybe next year I’ll try my hand at garden gnomes (we made them!) made out of tomato cages?
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