Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crafty Bonanza Day 8...Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

I've always secretly loved those tiny
 Christmas trees in pots that go on your porch BUT they're
 always a bit too pricey for me, imagine that :)!!!  So when I saw a lighted
 ChristmasTree made out of tomato cages on Pinterest (again)
 I decided to give it a try. 

Ideally it works best with 2 cages the same size that you place
 inside one another so that you have evenly spaced spokes to wrap
 the lights around and get a circular tree.  But because I hadn't removed all
 my tomato cages from the ground this fall and because winter comes early in
Alaska they are frozen solid in the ground and I was left with only
 1 medium and 1 small cage. 

To keep the cages from moving you can use florist wire to
 tie them together but I couldn't find mine so I wrapped some fake garland
 around the cages first and used some of the branches
 to connect the cages together.

I then started wrapping the lights around,
 starting at the base and covered it all with one strand of lights.

It looked a little
 bare so I added a second garland
and I like the final look.

Tomorrow I will see if any of my
   flower pots are large enough to place my awesome
 Christmas tree in as a base.

Not bad for tomato cages, garland and lights!! 

Now it's your turn

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