DIY Christmas Tree {Salvaged Sunday}

by GettingFreedom on December 10, 2011


A few years back I was flipping through a magazine and found a Christmas Tree made out of an old Tomato Cage and I immediately tore out the page and added it to my Seasonal Binder for later use. This was also long before Pinterest!  We have a large collection of tomato cages that are doing nothing more than taking up space in my garden shed {they never seem to work for actually holding up the tomato plants}–so I was thrilled to realize that they were something more than useless.

Now if everything would have went according to plan this year–I would have up all of my Christmas Decorations {including the tree}, all of my Christmas shopping would be done, and I would be counting down the days until Christmas with no care in the world.  {ahem. That’s not the case.   It couldn’t be any farther from our reality.}

Thankfully–other people are on top of it and there is Pinterest so I can share with you.  :)



Make Your Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Tomato Cage




Zip Ties

Tie the loose ends of the cage together using zip ties.  Wrap in Garland {easily found at Dollar Stores} and add in lights {you can secure these with zip ties as well}.  Top with a bow or even cascade ribbon down from the top.  You also embellish with fake poinsettas.  It’s your tree!

No Garland?

Clean up the tomato cage and spray paint with Silver Spray Paint, hang some silver and single colored ornaments and top with a bow.  Just as stunning!

No Spray Paint?

Wrap with lights and enjoy at night.


Perfect for your front porch! Or you could even use them to add additional trees to your home at a fraction of the cost of purchasing one.

Somebody please tell me I’m not the only one behind this Christmas! 


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