Do you love to decorate for the holidays?
Then you must love Christmas trees because they are the ultimate symbol of the season?
Crafting Tomato Cage Christmas trees is fun and festive!
Christmas is up and coming and you gotta get started on those simple DIY projects so you are ready!
Today, I will show you how to reuse your tomato cages or why to go buy a few and make Christmas Trees!
My DIY Tomato Cage Christmas trees for indoor and outdoor use are super easy to make and inexpensive as well.
However, you might also love to know that they look as good and maybe better than their counterparts that cost you triple the price!
That’s my holiday gift to you!
For those that want a simple DIY and love Christmas trees, this is your craft to try.
Give this a read through, watch the video and then let’s create the DIY Tomato Cage Christmas trees!
Gift them, decorate with them or make them and sell them, I’ve done all of the above!
DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Trees
First, if you don’t have a few tomato cages, you can find them at the large home improvement centers.
If you don’t see them, just ask, they might be placed in the back.
However, if you are going to upcycle your current tomato cages you just probably want to wipe them off.
Especially if you plan on using these tomato cage Christmas Trees in your home!
You can change the size of the trees by purchasing or using different size tomato cages.
The options in fact seem to be endless when it comes to creating these holiday trees.
Deck your trees out with bows and lights or maybe with tulle?
You can really rock the poinsettias if you prefer.
Where Are You Placing Tomato Cage Christmas Trees?
For those of you placing your holiday trees in your yard always consider the upcoming weather.
Traditionally, as we edge on into mid-November and the beginning of December it does tend to get quite blustery!
Therefore, I suggest making certain to have galvanized anchors to lock your tree into the ground!
These anchors are the kind you use for those inflatables you might have once used in your yard?
Use these in planters on your front patio, or line your driveway.
Place the Christmas trees in flower beds, front yards, backyards, etc!
I did drop the background so you could see the trees in their crudest form and how good they actually look!
For Those Ribbon Lovers!
So if you love ribbon, make sure you choose wisely.
To that end, if you are planning on making these trees and displaying them outside, you need to think about the weather!
That is why you need to purchase ribbon or bows that are waterproof!
Trust me, if you buy anything else, it is not going to last and the color will run off!
Consider the width as well, as these will be displayed in your yard or porch, and from the road, the bow needs to be bigger to be seen!
Before you make your first tomato cage Christmas tree, I do suggest to gather everything you need.
Then, cut up a few pieces of floral wire or zip ties and have a glue gun ready.
Overall, you will be using the cage as a guide, but you never want to pull the garland too tight or it will just look awful.
Remember, trees look bulky, and to make your garland stay in place you will need to not only use wire and the garland itself but not pull it too tight!
In any event, I would set aside about 1 hour from start to finish, but it won’t take you that long.
Actually, my best guess is that you will be able to make 2 to 3 in an hour once you figure this out!
Fast. Simple. Festive.
You are about to become a DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Pro.
Have a Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas. ~ Dana XO
Step-by-Step Directions for Your Tomato Cage Christmas Tree.
- 60 Feet Garland -- 4 - 15ft packs at Dollar Tree
- 33" Tomato Cage -- might have this already if not, Lowe's has them for $1.49
- 18 Feet of Sparkly Garland (or whatever you prefer for Glitz and Glam) $2 at Dollar Tree (9 Ft Each)
- Optional - Bows, Decor, etc.
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Wire or Zip Ties
- Glue Gun with Glue Sticks (optional)
Turn Tomato Cage upside down, so the large end is on the ground.
Take the tomato cage legs and ZIP tie them together at the top.
Once secure, choose which end you want to work from and begin.
I started from the bottom up.
Start with the bottom and trace the garland around the base, weaving and tying at the 3 'L' joints to secure.
Doing this alleviates the need to zip tie as the garland then is secure.
Next, along the base secure with a piece of floral wire to further secure the initial piece.
Wrap all the way around the level.
And then wrap it again.
Continuing this all the way up to the top of the tomato cage.
At each of the 3 different levels (base, middle top) circles, do secure the garland at all the 'l' joints and continue to secure with a few small pieces of floral wire to make certain it is staying in place.
Once at the top, you can then add a star, or begin garland or bows.
If you are adding lights you can do that as well
The glue gun is optional
I have used it to secure the garland at each level (the bottom, middle, and top) but it is not necessary.
For those that want piece of mind, you can do that step.
I always make certain that I secure each of the three levels with a few pieces of floral wire and keep moving on.
Do not make the garland too Taut or it will not be fluffy nor will it look like a tree.
You can start this at the top or the bottom.
Really this is up to you.
I also have found that snipping the 15-foot garland in half makes it so much easier to work with and secure at the 'l' joints.