Pinterest is full of tomato cage Christmas trees. Whoever came up with this idea was a genius. While I’ve always loved topiary trees, I never cared for their price tag. I saw this one at Lowe’s while picking up my tomato cages. Pretty steep price tag, don’t you think?
Thank goodness my tomato cages were only $1.98 each. My Lowe’s carries them in two sizes and I went with the small.
The garland I used is ancient and I’m glad I had some use for it. I tied the top together and then just wrapped the garland around the cage.
While at Lowe’s, I grabbed a few free Frasier fir branches. The guy working in their tree lot was happy to see them go. I tucked in a few branches just to give it a more “real” look.
Next I added pine cones, snowflakes, and a few silver ornaments… Basically whatever I could find in my Christmas boxes. Since my ornaments were silver and white, I decided a light mist of “snow” would make the tree look wintery.Leftover white spray paint and silver glitter spray (I used it for my snowflake pillow) were perfect for the tree. I used the black pots in the spring and fall, and the wreath (which I spray painted as well) is at least 10 years old. The total cost for this project was $4 for the tomato cages.
If you’d like to see some of my other Christmas projects click here, here, and here.