This is such a fun DIY project that will add color, sparkle and attraction to your front yard and it’s an incredibly easy way to decorate!
Over the weekend we tackled a fun and easy little Christmas decor operation — making lit up Christmas tree decorations from tomato cages and a string of LED lights!
I’d seen the idea of re-using tomato cages in the winter months for holiday decor on Pinterest and kept the thought in my back pocket until now. We liked the idea of re-using something we already had around the house that would be fine out in the elements.
This project was really just a matter of strategically wrapping a string of Christmas lights around an upside-down tomato cage to get the look and feel of a Christmas tree.
The “cool white” lights struck our fancy, but you could go crazy with colorful lights if you like. Any lights you use will look fabulous and nobody would ever guess you used tomato cages for these trees!
I stacked two of the same size tomato cages on top of one another to create a stronger support base for the lights — then I just twisted them a little so the vertical lines didn’t match up, giving more of a circular structure for wrapping the lights around.
If you have different sized tomato cages, this is the point in time where you could get really creative with the stacking — making varied heights for your trees. This creates a phenomenal look from your front yard decor!
Watch how Julia, with HGTV Handmade, does this cool DIY project in her step by step tutorial.
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