You’ll never guess what I made this Christmas tree out of…

A tomato cage, mini-white Christmas lights and a hair band is all that it took to create this festive Christmas tree.

I brought out my tomato cages and grabbed some Christmas lights and took the hair band out of my hair 😉

I used the hair band to wrap the top of the tomato cage.  Then all I had to do was to begin wrapping lights around the cage, starting from the bottom.

This is what it look like when I was finished.

I decided to use them in my vegetable gardens since I can see them from the house.

My son, Kai, had fun helping me get all the lights up and connected.

Before we connected the lights, Kai said “This is like the movie Christmas Vacation just before the plug in the lights.”

I must say that I am so happy with how they look.

I liked it so much that I did the same thing in my other vegetable garden…

Who knew that a tomato cage could turn into something so beautiful?


How about you?  
Have you ever transformed an everyday object into a holiday decoration?
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

5 replies
  1. Ginny
    Ginny says:

    I used tomato cages for Christmas trees several years ago. I put mine in large planters (that were still filled with soil) and used them on my deck. I may do the same again this year – thanks for the reminder!

  2. Balisha
    Balisha says:

    Oh, my gosh…what a clever girl you are. I used two cages for a trellis last year…and I thought that was creative. This idea beats mine…Balisha

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