Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DIY Fall Tree

I personally always get so frustrated when I come across Fall projects/DIY decor that I'd love to make, when it's least convinient.  Cutest homemade Christmas tree skirt ever on Pinterest that you find on December 23 is irritating ya'll.  So if I had to pick 1 Fall DIY decor project that's my absolute favorite to start making now, it's this one.  Way worth the repost.  If you're vegetable garden has kind of halted and you've got some leftover tomato cages lying around, this project might be for you…

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 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful fall tree and it adds so much warmth to your home!!! You're very creative!
    I've made 2 tomato cage Christmas trees and Hubby loves them. I would like to get rid of them, but he keeps bringing them back every year.