Tomato Cage Christmas Tree
So when you think of a Christmas Tree the first thing that comes to mind is a tomato cage, right? I have some large pots that are standing empty for the winter and I thought I might go get a small fake tree to two to fill them for the winter. I’ve always admired those spiral lighted tress but I hesitate to get any more decorations that I have to store most of the year! I had some extra lights. If only there was something I could use to wrap them around, I could make some kind of tree shape as a Christmas decoration. Inspiration struck in the form a tomato cage! I have a large stack of them stashed in a back corner of the garden for winter. Here’s what I figured out along the way.
You need at least two tomato cages. Most cages have only 3 uprights and that will form a triangle, not a round shape when you wrap the lights.
- Use two cages, upside down, of course and stagger the uprights so that you’ll have a round shape to wrap the lights.
- Tape together the pointed ends (that normally go into the ground) at the top
- Use either rocks or landscape fabric pins (or both) to hopefully keep the cage in the pot in case of wind.
- use twist ties to attach the lights to the cage if you want to be very precise about the spacing of the light string
I used only one string of lights but then later discovered another green lighted garland that I added. It looks great at night but it’s hard to get a decent photo.
Don’t you just love being able to re purpose stuff for free decorations and no additional storage?! Now I’m off to find something to make into a star!