Friday, December 5, 2008

You Say Tomato (cage), I Say Christmas Decoration

I love tomato cages. I use them in the summer, well for tomatoes, but also turned upside down in pots for climbing flowers like sweet peas. This is the first year I have used them for Christmas. I turned it upside down and added a bunch of my old glass Christmas balls. I used an insulator on
the top (which is what I do in the summer too). This one is pretty simple, like me (I think my DH would disagree with that statement Ü). I am an abstract random girl, so I used all kinds of colors. You could do all green to make it look more tree like or just two colors like green and gold. You could wrap lights on them too. I do have some tomato cages, without the glass balls, wrapped in lights. I will try to take pictures of those at dusk--they are much prettier with the lights on. You could use a star or actual tree topper on the top. You could other ornaments from it, not just balls. Let me know if you try this easy peasy project. My six year old daughter is making one now for her bedroom.

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17 comments:

  1. NOW THAT IS CLEVER MY DEAR!! Looks so festive!

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  2. You are brilliant! (I have a thing for tomato cages too, not sure why...)

    Thank-you SO MUCH for your prayers for my newphew Colin, it means so much! Guess what? I TALKED TO HIM TODAY ON THE PHONE!!! I am so excited, ca ya tell? lol It was just a small whisper but we had a little convo. PTL!

    Have a great weekend!

    Joy
    xo

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  3. hi, i'm a lurker...
    that is so cute! what made you think of using like this? i may have to borrow this idea for next year.
    love your blog.

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  4. how cute! i used these last year during fall and changed them out for winter...check out my old pics some time. i love tomato baskets!
    ~nicole

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  5. small world...we live in the Valley too, north of the freeway.
    I've been a lurker for a while, but you'll hear more from me, i promise. I love you blog.

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  6. Bec I love this idea! I have a snowman made from a tomato cage I'm going to show him sometime this week.
    Have a great weekend
    julie

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  7. What a fabulous idea!!

    You need to post this on Junkmarket Style! They would love this idea!! I get loads of ideas from those junky-crafty girls!

    Hugs!
    Tracey
    polkadotsandpicketfences.com

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  8. i love this idea, so fun and easy, and I love the use of the multi colored balls. I'm having so much fun with simple glass balls this year.
    Margo

    View my blog at:
    http://robolady.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a great idea! Love how the ornaments look on it.

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  10. This is a great and simple idea. I like the bowl that you have in sitting in too. It is perfect together.
    Hugs, Lee Laurie

    asouthernrose@blogspot.com

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  12. That is the coolest idea ever! I love it! cherry

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  13. I finally posted a pic of ONE of my finished hangy thingies!

    go seee...I even gave you props!

    Hugs!
    Tracey

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  14. Wow that is so cool! I would have never thought of using a tomato cage for that purpose! I love it!

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  15. this is absolutely adorable. who would have thunk it!! i love it. very clever.
    v.sue

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