Tomato Cage Trees


I love the idea of having a small tree for each room-but lets be honest with 3 small children, a dog, and a household to run-I can barely put up ONE tree. So I found a solution. It only takes about 30 min. to make, but the best part is you only do it ONCE. After the Holidays are over you just unplug these trees and store them for next year-decorated and all.


1 tomato cage (from any local garden center-they usually have these ALL year round-you just have to ask)

3-9ft garlands (the cheap wire kind-usually $2.99 each at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)

1-Strand of 100 set white lights-or any color you choose

Small gage wire (for wiring on the ornaments)


Ornaments of your choice (I try to theme each of my trees for the room they are in)

The How To:
Turn you tomato cage upside down so it looks like a “tree”

Take you wire and gather the “legs” of the cage and tie them together (kinda like a t-pee)

Take your garland and starting at the base wrap the garland around the tree. Bend the branches around the wire to secure. You will have to “fluff” the tree once you have wrapped all the garlands around.

Next begin wrapping your lights around the tree-wrap the branches around the light strand to secure the lights.

Last- decorate! Use wire to secure your ornaments -so when you go to store the tree you wont lose any.

Be creative- add silk flowers, small stockings, children’s small toys- the possibilities are endless. You CAN have a tree for every room-and all you will need to do to set it up is plug it in!!

I have one in my foyer:

One in my family room:

One in our bedroom:

My black, white & silver tree:

You can also do these for your outdoor decor. Just be sure to use weather proof ornaments. These would be beautiful on top of a large garden urn by the front door.

Head on over to Kimba’s for more Holiday DIY


15 thoughts on “Tomato Cage Trees”

  1. ChrissyK says:

    Of Course…. WAY cute like always. Remind me… how tall do these trees turn out? I think… no, I KNOW I want to make one for my front door entry way. You’re so talented. Did you see my ornament wreath???

    Incase you are bored and wanna do a different tree… check out my friend, Kelly’s Feather Christmas Trees. WAY cute too and Im gonna do one of those too. She is on my blog roll. She is the hautefashionista.

    I am so glad to have a house now to store all these Christmas decorations. HAHAHA

  2. Unbelieveably cute, and so original. What a great use of existing things around the house to create and make new. Love it !

  3. This is seriously brilliant! My grandma has a little topiary tree like this that my mom bought her one year and it was expensive I am sure and yours looks just like it!! I love this idea!! Awesome!! This would be way cool with grapevine too, I think, lol.

    Anyways loveeeeeee it!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. ChrissyK says:

    Ummm, how many ornaments… I should have counted. I know it took one tall tube of ornaments from Hobby Lobby. Here is the link that I saw and got inspired

    The guy on that link says 80 balls… I didnt use that many. Maybe 40.

  5. Very cute! I would have never thought of using tomato things!

  6. Shelly K says:

    Love it! Totally easy and seems cheap?

  7. Don’t you love tomato cages! Great job…your tree is beautiful…just the perfect size. Thanks for sharing!~Lisa

  8. aforestfrolic says:

    Gorgeous, what a great idea! Funny, we both have 3 children and a dog, tee hee…how do we get it all done 😉

    Jamie :)

  9. Oh my gosh! How precious is that!
    great for small spaces! I love it!
    Super job!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  10. Amie says:

    So our minds must have been melding today because I was wanting to make and outdoor topiary like Christmas Tree with out spending the dollars! Wonderful idea I am so doing this asap!

  11. Staci K. says:

    What a great idea!! I’m so making one (or 2, or 3…) of these!!

    PS – Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  12. Natural Mama says:

    What an awesome idea!!!!!!

  13. Yolanda says:

    How wonderful! Thank you for sharing this!

  14. Carolyn says:

    I love this idea! Very cute! I would have never thought of using tomato things!

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