This was ridiculously easy. I’m not kidding.
My girlfriend did one a few years ago and I’d been wanting to try it, but not enough to go out and buy a tomato cage.
Then I saw this hanging out in Mom’s garage.
Nothing is sacred around Christmas.
Wait a minute . . . let me rephrase that . . .
I’ll use anything to decorate at Christmastime!
I secured the top with some wire.
I wanted some regular cheap garland.
Imagine that! Walmart – out of garland! Well, the $2 variety, anyway.
The tinsel stuff actually worked better because it wrapped so easily and didn’t need to be shaped.
Until I got to here . . .
I wanted to snip those bottom two rings.
Mom said no.
Uh, I’m 53, remember Mom? I’m a big girl now, and I want to snip those rings off.
Just go get some more @ Walmart.
No! I don’t wanna!
(I may be middle-aged, but I can revert to a whiny 5 year old in a red hot minute.)
Let me try something else. . .
Nope. Won’t fit.
She tells me to go check in the garage. Surely we have some more garland.
I think this is a fool’s errand because I hate tinsel (which she loves) and I’ve thrown out most of her decorations that I don’t like.
Hey! I’m the one who puts them up at her house every year. Surely, there isn’t any tinsel-like garland . . .
Somehow this survived my dowdy-decoration-dumping.
I know . . . I was going to make it shorter and now I actually made the dang thing taller! But it was windy outside and it needed a bit of a base.
The two garlands didn’t match, but were close enough.
Threw some lights on and that was that!
Not bad, huh?
But much prettier at night . . .
Which setting are you supposed to have the camera on for nighttime again?
Oh well, you get the idea. . . it’s a Tomato Cage Tree.