Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Trees From Tomato Stands

A friend shared with me years ago an inexpensive way to make miniature Christmas trees. When I first made them I put one in each of my girls' rooms allowing them to decorate them to fit their personality or fad for that year. This was before the great variety of trees became available . This year I got them out of the attic to spruce up and use outside. They are soooooo easy to make.
Start with what I call a three prong tomato stand. I went to a hardware store for these. You will have to ask for them because this is not the season for planting gardens!




Tie the prongs together, I used a ponytail holder(could not find a rubber band in this house to save my soul)


Wrap with garland


I do not know the length of the garland but it is whatever length Walmart sells. I only used one swag. Sometimes the garland has a tendency to slide so I wrap a limb around the stand wire every chance I get.

Add lights


They have endless possibilities and I will probably wrap mine in mesh but wanted to post this before everyone finished decorating.
Merry Christmas!

Linking to: Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt it Friday , DIY Showoff , and Metamorphosis Monday

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

The DIY Show Off

7 comments:

  1. So pretty! Would you believe I have the materials sitting here to create something similar?! Great minds DIY alike! You beat me to it! :) I love it! So easy and such a great idea!

    Roeshel

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  2. Thank you and please do not let my post interfere with your next post. My pictures are not good and I am all about sharing the idea!

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  3. Great idea. And I love the shape for small spaces, tall and skinny! Terry

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  4. What a great post! I would love for you to link this up to my linky party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

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  5. Hello! I am visiting from Met Monday, and I wanted to let you know what a FANTASTIC idea this is! Now if I can only find those tomato cages...

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  6. What a great idea! I'm going to make one for my neice so she can decorate her own tree to have in her room... I'm betting it will end up being a pink and silver tree. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I would have never thought of it, great idea! Love the Pantry redo also.

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