Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Tree Tomato Cage

I've really been in the mood to decorate for Christmas this year.  Our family tradition is to put the outside lights out on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  That morning I fix a breakfast of bacon, eggs, and cinnamon rolls.  Then later when everyone is almost finished testing strings of lights, I bake chocolate chip cookies and serve them warm along with coffee and hot chocolate.
I really don't have much to do with the part of Christmas that involves decorating outside.

This year I did do just a bit of outside decorating.  Remember the tomato cage ghost that I posted about here?  Now it's a Christmas tree.



I took the ghost apart and washed the sheet to store away for next year, and I left the white lights on the tomato cage.




  I added a string of multi-colored lights and garland.



All of the fall decorations have been cleared away except for the grey pedestal planter



We fastened the tree in the pot with tent stakes (the same ones used to hold the ghost in the ground) and I added some ornament garland and a few small red glittered poinsettias.  

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Here is how it looks after dark.



I'm thinking about another tree for the other side of the step if I can find another container just like this one.  That is on my list of things to do today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

19 comments:

blauraute said...

Hello LuAnn,
it' wonderful to have a look at your christmastree in front of the your house. I hope you'll find an other one for the other side of the entrance.
Have a nice week and take care
Roswitha

Jane's Addicted. said...

brilliant! i think you should take the tomato cage year-round with seasonal decor. next up: valentine's day...

Sarah said...

The outdoor tree looks great. I love Christmas lights

Kath said...

You are imaginative LuAnn, I love your red front door too- very festive!

Kathie said...

great idea, so festive!
Kathie

Kim Andrews said...

Cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

What a cute and easy idea! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

Terry said...

This is perfect! I need a tree for my front porch, and I have six tomato cages left from the garden. I think I may just have to get creative this afternoon! :0)

Julierose said...

LuAnn, you are so clever--I have a couple of older plant stands that maybe I could use--what a super idea! I am kinda "bah-humbug" this year; but this looks like fun...very pretty at night...Julierose

Raewyn said...

Your tree looks great LuAnn, and all your outside lights do too.

Janet O. said...

It is beautiful, LuAnn. You are so creative!

evelyn said...

How cute is that! Hm, maybe you could use that as a small indoor tree as well. Great idea!

Cyn said...

Super idea to use your tomatoe cage that way. Love it. Thanks for sharing your Christmas MoJo!

Janarama said...

How cute is that! I would have never thought of doing that. Thank you for sharing. These will be popping up all over the place now that you posted your idea. ; )

Karen said...

Very clever LuAnn and very pretty!

taylorsoutback said...

If it wasn't icy & snow covered, i would be heading out to our pole building and retrieve one of our tomato cages. Will be better prepared next year though after seeing your clever creation!! Thank you for sharing a very fun Christmas tree.

Teresa said...

This is brilliant!! It looks just like an expensive tree, especially at night!

In stitches, Teresa :o)

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your tomato cage tree is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the assembly process with us! I'm going to try this next year!

Seasons Greetings!

Linda said...

What a great idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing the assembly process. A great way to decorate!Merry Christmas.

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