Like most of America, we’re really watching our pennies this Christmas. I’ve made a lot of our Christmas gifts and am definitely shopping around for deals. I really wanted a little live or faux prelit tree to sit next to our front door, but after seeing how much those little suckers run ($70 at Lowe’s!), I knew I had to find a cheaper way. You’ve probably seen these tomato cage Christmas trees around the web..here’s my version.
What you need
- a planter
- tomato cage
- 2-3 real or fake garland
- 1 prelit garland or a small string of lights.
I cut the bottom ring of the tomato cage so it would fit into my planter. It fight tightly, so I didn’t need to secure it. If you want to, you could fill with dirt or styrofoam and secure it that way.
Then you just take your garland and start wrapping it around the cage. I started at the bottom and wrapped up. My garland had wire in it, so I just wrapped branches here and there to secure it to the cage. If you don’t have prelit garland, then wrap your lights around and you’re done!
Since I had the planter on hand, I only spent $10 total on this little project! It took me around 15 minutes and even the husband was impressed. When he saw my supplies he was weary, but I proved him wrong :)
I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am preparing for Christmas!