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DIY Topiary Christmas Tree

  • December 3, 2015
  • By Sabine


DIY TopiaryDIY topiaryDIY TopiaryDIY topiaryPinterest 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?

DIY topiaryDIY topiaryThank goodness my tomato cages were only $1.98 each. My Lowe’s carries them in two sizes and I went with the small.
DIY topiary

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.DIY topiary

DIY topiaryWhile 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.

DIY topiaryNext 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.DIY topiaryLeftover 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.

DIY topiary

If you’d like to see some of my other Christmas projects click here, here, and here.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

By Sabine, December 3, 2015
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  • Marilyn
    December 3, 2015

    Genius idea with amazing results.
    Thx for sharing.

    • sabines
      December 3, 2015

      Thanks, Marilyn. I totally appreciate your comment. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  • Carol Ann Speight
    December 4, 2015

    So guess you’re related to the tomato cage guy? 😉
    The “genius” outcome of your project gave ya away!…….lolol
    Well done! Lovely job.

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