Just recently I came across a social media post of a Halloween Tree decoration made out of a tomato cage and it really took my fancy. We had a whole pile of cages behind the shed that Pat has never used, so I thought I would give it a try.
I went to the Dollar Store to stock up on a few supplies.
- About 15 foot length of seasonal garland
You will also need:
- Tree topper
- A few basic tools to complete the project
This is how I made Christmas Trees.
- Turn the cage upside down and pull the three prongs together and secure with wire.
- Starting at the top, secure the end of a length of grapevine and “wrap” the cage with the vine, using wire as you need it. Don’t skimp on this step, your aim is to completely cover the wire cage.
- Starting at the bottom wrap the lights around all the way to the top, leaving about three feet before wrapping, using wire where necessary.
- Wrap some Christmas garland around, again using wire as needed to secure to the cage.
- I also used white sparkly mesh and gold twig branches for extra fullness.
- As with any Christmas tree, add a topper.
- I got better with each tree produced and I found that instead of wrapping the mesh on the outside, pushing it up inside the tree worked better.
I took 8 different types of trees to the market on Sunday and sold 6 of them. So now I am in full production mode. The possibilities are endless.