Saturday, December 3, 2011

On The Fifth Day of Christmas...

Beyond the Picket Fence showed me, how to make a tomato cage, burlap tree. 
 Upside down tomato cages just scream Christmas tree, don't they? .For this project I started with 2 tomato cages, stacked together.  I cut the bottom part off of one and twisted up the ends around the other.

 At the top, I turned the ends under and "tied" them together with a wire. 
I then wrapped lights around the cages.  I used a 100 count string of lights because it was what I had, but think a 50 count string would work just as well.
Next, I cut 1 inch strips from a coffee sack.  I liked the red and green print on the sack--perfect for Christmas.  You could use burlap from the fabric store as well.  I wrapped and tied strips around the cages, wrapping every now and then around the vertical wire pieces of the cage.
Tied off the top and set it in an enamel bowl full of old Christmas balls. 
 This will probably end up on the porch, but it is about 10 degrees out there right now, so I wasn't up for outdoor staging and photography.
 Find more rustic and burlappy Christmas ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.


  1. What a cool idea! I love it!

  2. "O" for origonal!!! Awesome project! This idea could go in so many directions!

  3. This is soooo darn the look!!! Hop over and share it at my NIFTY THRIFTY party on Monday.


  4. This would be a cute one to decorate the potting shed with. Thanks for yet another great idea. Love the way you think!


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