You have to love the internet! How would life be with out pinterest and a facebook full of minifeeds with crafty friends and mothers!? I have to thank a DIY champion and sorority sister for this idea. She really hit hers out of the park. My quick rendition was simply that- QUICK!
I had been on the hunt for a reasonably priced 3′ – 5′ tree for the front porch. I made mention before that this is only our second holiday season decorating together. That means that we slowly making a holiday decoration collection.
Last year I promised post season I would pick up mark downs. And of course I forget. Desperate to add a tiny bit of cheer to the front of our home- I scoured the internet (aka- Amazon.com.) I did not have the urge to spend $65.00 on the tree I thought would be the best fit. So I promised myself once again- I would buy one post season.
Then I saw this great suggestion- and there are several ways to make it your own. Although mine is a bit simple- you can surely dress it up here’s what you need :
- a tomato cage (We had ours from the summer stacked in the back yard)
- tree trimmings OR faux garland (I got 6 15′ strands at the Dollar Tree for $1.00 each)
- your favorite decorations (this year, I got that at the dollar tree as well!)
Thats it! My garland was on a wired string- so I didn’t even need glue or ties to adhere it to the tomato cage frame. Now I can choose to reuse the tomato cage or garland for other projects if I choose.