My first project is to set up our out door decor while it is still relatively nice outside. When doing some yard clean-up, it occurred to me that these wonderful tomato cages were just taking up valuable real-estate in my garage storage area. Boy, they taper to the top which reminds me of a Christmas tree. What better use could there be for unused tomato cages and extra Christmas lights that you no longer use?
I cleaned the cages up a bit, straightened out the legs that you push into the ground, and got out the duct tape to make the point out of the three legs.
Once the tips are taped to put the cage into a triangular tree form, it's time to start wrapping the lights around the cage. I started at the top and just kept wrapping the garland around until I ran out of garland.
Once the frame is covered, it is time to fill in the holes and make it look pretty. My garland was pretty flat from being in storage and needed a lot of fluffing and primping. To better cover the frame I also tied one row of branches to the others. This isn't neccessary and you can do it in whichever way pleases your eye. Happy decorating!