Imagine this: It’s early December. You want to do some decorating to brighten up the dark days but you don’t have a ton of time. You want “bright lights, low cost, low hassle” as your decorating mantra. Introducing the “10-Minute Tomato Cage Holiday Tree”.
BENEFITS OF A TOMATO CAGE TREE:
- EASY TO MAINTAIN: No watering required
- EASY TO CLEAN: No shedding of pine needles
- EASY TO MOVE: Very lightweight!
- USE EVERYWHERE: Indoor/outdoor compatible
- DRESS UP/DRESS DOWN: Add as many (or as few) additions as you see fit for your space.
- GARDEN INSPIRATION DURING ALL SEASONS: In addition to using a tomato cage, which is typically at its peak in the summer, one variation we saw was to hang seed packets as “ornaments”!
STEPS TO BUID A TOMATO CAGE TREE
Step 1: Turn a tomato cage (you probably have some in your garage) upside down.
Step 2: Wrap some lights around said tomato cage.
Step 3: Add a bow at the top to bring the “legs” of the tomato cage together.
Step 4: Add any additional bells or whistles (or cards or garland) to make it fit your space and style!
TOMATO CAGE TREE INSPIRATION
Inspiration from New England Design and Construction:
Inspiration from Allen Smith, who makes a design that includes home-made birdseed ornaments (pine cones smeared with peanut butter, then dipped in bird seed):
Inspiration from Pinterest, with lots of variation on a Christmas Tomato Cage board including a “tree” used to hold cards.
And if you’re sick of tomato cages for actually growing tomatoes, check out these awesome Tomato Trellis and Cage Ideas from Morning Chores.