Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DIY Tomato Cage Fall Tree

A few months after the Mr. and I were married, Fall came around-and I adore Fall.  I was obsessed with making our little home cozy and warm, an inviting safe haven for my sweet new husband.  I had dreams of a sweet, simple, but beautifully decorated home for Fall for this sweet new season of marriage.  
Then reality hit the fan.
I had zero Fall decorations.
And we had zero money for Fall decorations.
Heartsick ya'll.  Eventually I got determined and went to the garage and tried to scrounge up anything I could and found the following items:

A tomato cage
2-3 zip ties (though at the time I just knew them as "my new cute husband's plastic, really strong twist ties)
1 strand of Christmas lights
And some plastic leaf garland/small sprigs of leaves

I began by trimming off a bit of height off the bottom because I didn't like it so tall.  Then gathered the top to make it look like a tree and secured them with the zip ties.  Next I simply wrapped the tree in the lights, making sure the lights were plugged in for this step to make it easy to see where I needed more lights.  Then taking the leaf garland just started wrapping the tomato cage over the lights, ending by simply taking the small pieces/sprigs of leaves and poking it in the more sparse areas to make it look more full.  That's it! 

These days I do have a few other beautiful Fall pieces-but this one is still my favorite.  It looks beautiful on the front porch or inside the house, which I prefer because I love being able to have it on in the evenings, making the house feel so warm and cozy as the nights turn cooler and we stay in a bit more.  


  1. I love your fall tree! How creative (genius)!!! Thank you for sharing on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

  2. I love your creative style! Sometimes trying to make do with what's on hand can produce some amazing results, as you did! I love the glowing fall colors. Thank you for sharing. Pinning and sharing on my FB page.

    1. Thanks so much for pinning and sharing Karen!!

    2. And thank you for sharing with us at Wake a Up Wednesday! :)

  3. Love this! Very creative use of what you had on hand. It turned out just beautiful... It's amazing what one can create, with love and determination.
    Have a beautiful day :)

  4. Oooo...this is lovely and such a good idea for the fall. Thanks for linking up to What You Wish Wednesday! Come back next week.

  5. Very pretty! Love it, and thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow! that is really pretty! Those fall colors are so peaceful.

  7. What a cute tree and I love the addition of the lights. I just love Christmas lights and wish they could stay up year round. What a great way to extend the season of lights. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!
    Blessings, Deborah