Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tomato Cage Tree

The first weekend of December is almost over. That seems COMPLETELY crazy! The weather here, in Western PA, has been a little goofy too. Yesterday Jim raked the rest of the leaves and cleaned out the jeans and hoodie. We also put up some outside Christmas jeans and a hoodie.  CRAZINESS!!!! I do not want the snow that is soon coming, but our plants are confused.  The spring hyacinths have popped through the ground. :(

Anywho. While Jim was raking leaves I decided I was going to "Christmas" the front porch. I had a real vague plan in mind, which changed and changed again. In the end I made a tree. Yep! Made a tree! I used the following things:
A Wreath 

A tomato cage

Evergreen garland

A flower pot. The pot wasn't the size I had in mind, but it works.
I used the pot because I wanted the tree to have a little more height.

I put the wreath inside the tomato cage so it sat on the top of the pot. (forgot to take a picture) Then I wrapped the garland around the tomato cage. I also added a string of white lights and set inside a picnic basket.

I only had one length of garland. I don't know if I would have used a second one if I had it or not. I am pretty partial to it this way. We had a grapevine star upstairs that I used as the topper...

Homemade with items on hand! A little rusty, a little quirky, A LOT us!!!  What do you think?
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  1. Sooooo very cute!! You are not only clever, but very creative, girlie! :) Luv it!

    xoxo laurie

  2. I think it looks great. What a cool idea. I may have to copy that next year.

  3. LOVE it...rusty and quirky, 2 of my favorite things :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  4. This is such a great idea, your one clever girl, and so inexpensive way to have a tree for outside. Is it sitting in side a picnic basket? I like what it is sitting in. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

  5. That was one of the most beautiful and clever, yet budget-friendly Christmas tree ideas I've seen. I might try that one this year. Thanks for sharing!



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