Tabletop Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

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Today I’m taking a little detour from my usual sewing & fiber posts to join in a Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!  I’m super excited to share my Christmas tree with y’all because I did something a little different this year.  Making a tomato cage Christmas tree for my table was the best solution for my limited space this year.  Hope y’all enjoy!

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Welcome To Our First Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!!

We have 49 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with you! So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle in and get comfortable because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared today!

Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop Our Crafty Mom

Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Michelle | Our Crafty Mom | Allison | Upright and Caffeinated

Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela | Annie | All Things Big and Small

Brittany | Our Home Made Easy | Chloe | Celebrate and Decorate

Cindy | County Road 407 | Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek

Denise | My Thrifty House | Eileen | Sand Dollar Lane

Erlene | My Pinterventures | Iris | Iris Nacole

Jaclyn | The Dotted Nest | Jeannee | Centsably Creative

Vicki | 2 Bees In A Pod |Jennifer | Oh Fiddle Dee Dee

Jolene | Create Pray Love  | Kim | Day to Day Adventures

Kim | Made In A Day | Kristie | Teadoddles

Leanna | Faeries and Fauna  | Maria | Simple Nature Decor

Marie | The Inspiration Vault | Mary | The Boondocks Blog

Meegan | What Meegan Makes | Meg | Green With Decor

Melissa | Welcome To The Woods | Donna | Modern On Monticello

Morgan | Charleston Crafted | Nancy | Slightly Coastal

Nicole | Madness and Method | Pam | P.S. I Love You Crafts

Sam | Raggedy Bits | Shirley | Intelligent Domestications

Stephanie | Abbotts At Home | Stephanie | Crafty Ladybug Creations

Wanda | From House To Home | Yami | The Latina Next Door

Jenn | Loveland Lodge | Christene | Keys To Inspiration | Libbie | A Life Unfolding

Jaclyn | One Thousand Oaks | Jennifer | 2 Bees In A Pod | Sarah | The Project Pile

 

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Beginnings

Last Christmas I lived with the middle section of my tree having no working lights.  I tried to fix it – replacing bulbs & fuses – to no avail.  I was going to look for a new tree after Christmas because that’s when you get the best price, but that didn’t happen!  Since I didn’t want to drag out a half working tree, I decided to use my lighted garland to make one out of a tomato cage.  The first wrapping came up a little short…

Then I remembered an old galvanized tub I had hiding out in the garden which was perfect for hiding an uncovered bottom.  After re-wrapping the garland from the top, it was looking much better – even Santa approves!  By the way, I doubled up the tomato cages so it would be more supportive & wobble less.  ; )

This is setting on the end of my dining room table.  Since it’s a longer table, there will still be room for eating, even though we rarely eat at the table!  ; )

Once I had the tree set up it was time to decide what ornaments to use.  Some were definitely too big!

The tree I usually put up is about 7′-6″ tall & this one is about half the size.  I had loads of these ornament clusters made that I normally put in the center of the tree, to reflect the light more.

I used a few in the center of the new tree, but they had to be a pair instead of a trio to work.

Finished Christmas Tree

Here’s my finished tree!  It turned out better than I expected & I was able to incorporate my large ornaments into the “scene”.  : D

I draped a piece of flannel fabric over the galvanized tub for some extra color & warmth.  Mr. Moose is right at home next to one of my favorite glass ornaments.

I did hang a few larger ornaments on the tree, like my word ornaments that say “peace”, “hope”, & “joy”.  You can see how the ornaments on the inside reflect the light.

They really help things shine!

My giant glass bird ornament found a home in a “nest” of plastic ornaments…

I had to include my tiny sweater ornaments and you can also see some of the bits & pieces ornaments I made recently.  My ornaments from the sew-along were too big for this tree, but I hung them on the mantel with the stockings.  I’ll share that picture when I reveal the last ornament next Monday.  ; )

What sewer’s tree would be complete with a sewing snow lady?  She even has reindeer slippers!  : D

My skiing Santa is right at home in this little scene!

Now I just have to figure out where to put all the presents!  Be sure to check out all the wonderful Christmas trees in the link up below.

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Now let’s check out the rest of the beautiful Christmas Trees!


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16 comments

  1. Guida says:

    Wow Kristie you amaze me with your ingenuity. I so admire your creative abilities and I really love your Christmas tree, and some of those special ornaments of yours are to die for. Serious ornament envy here. Thanks heaps for sharing.

  2. Skye B says:

    So many incorporated lovelies 😃😃😃 I have been known to build a tree or two, my favourite was a full sized tree made from lashing crepe Myrtle branches together

  3. Erlene says:

    I love this idea putting a tomato cage tree into a bucket. I’ll be keeping this in mind for next year. BTW – some of your social media links aren’t working in your sidebar.

    • Kristie Cook says:

      Thank you for stopping by & thank you for letting me know about the links! It’s hard to know when things like that aren’t working unless someone lets me know. 🙂

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