Do you love to decorate for the holidays? Did you know that Christmas trees are the ultimate symbol of the season?
Make your own inexpensive and easy tomato cage Christmas trees in minutes!
Tomato Cage Christmas Trees
Crafting Tomato Cage Christmas trees is fun and festive!
Christmas is up and coming and you gotta get started on those simple DIY holiday projects so you are ready to usher the season in.
Today, I will show you how to reuse your tomato cages, or perhaps I will inspire you to go buy a few and make your own Christmas trees from tomato cages.
My DIY Tomato Cage Christmas trees for definitely a beginner’s level DIY for the holidays but those that are pro DIYers can actually deck out the trees and build on more so it’s an everyone’s included holiday DIY.
Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll love to know that they look as good and maybe better than their counterparts in the retail stores that cost you triple the price!
Some great info for Christmas trees from tomato cages
For those that want a simple DIY and love Christmas trees, this is your craft to try.
First, give this a read-through, watch the video and then let’s create them.
Gift them, decorate with them or make them and sell them, I’ve done all of the above!
Now as an added bonus, you can make 2 sizes or even 3, depending on what heights you want. 3 foot, 5 foot, or 7 foot.
Tomato Cage Christmas Trees
To start with, you will need tomato cages, you can upcycle yours or buy new ones.
Take a trip to the local garden center at Lowe’s or Home Depot and grab them while they are left.
Also, don’t be discouraged if you don’t see the cages, just ask, I did.
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!
Deck your trees out with bows and lights or maybe with tulle?
You can really rock the poinsettias if you prefer.
Placement of your 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!
Ribbon + bows + Christmas trees from tomato cages.
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 ribbons 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!
The Overview of tomato cage Christmas trees of tomato cage Christmas trees
If you choose to make the 3-foot trees, you will want to use soft garland.
I have done both soft and wire garland and soft is much nicer to look at outside than its more sparse sister, wire garland.
Look for soft garland that is at least 50 feet even for the small trees, and doubled for the large ones.
Invest in zip ties.
You’ll want to have clippers to cut the zip tie ends.
Do consider lights as well, I added lights to so many of the trees I made.
Before you make your first tomato cage Christmas tree, I do suggest gathering everything you need.
Then, cut up a few pieces of floral wire or zip ties and have a glue gun ready (only if you are not using the tree outside).
The Tomato Cage is your guide
Your tomato cage will be your guide when you wrap the garland.
I rely on the shape to wrap and I don’t pull the garland tight but I do weave it on the main tiers.
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 the 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.
DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Trees
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Wire or Zip Ties
- Glue Gun with Glue Sticks (optional)
- 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.
- 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