4 Materials

Cut hole in bottom of flower pot to thread light cord thru.
Cut tomato cage into preferred tree size. Flip cage upside down and place onto flower pot. Tie the top together with string or rubber bands.
Add lights.
Wrap garland around cage positioning it the way that you want it.
Continue wrapping.
Enjoy your beautiful tree.

Suggested materials:

  • 14" flower pot  (K Mart)
  • Tomato cage  (Home Depot)
  • 2 sets LED lights  (Big Lots)
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 9 questions
  • Michelle Helt Hartmann
    on Sep 25, 2017

    Approximately how many feet of fall foliage and how many lights did you use?
    • Susan Highsmith
      on Sep 26, 2017

      I used about 10 of the 6’ garlands and 2 strands of miniature lights. Have fun!
  • Ashley Stockfelt Bouchon
    on Oct 2, 2017

    How tall is this all together? How tall is the pot? How tall is the tree part?
    • Susan Highsmith
      on Oct 2, 2017

      Pot is approx 15” tall. It just needs to be able to hold the tomato cage. So you can make it as tall or as short as you’d like.
  • Meanoldrunk
    on Aug 16, 2018

    how often do you water the foliage?

    • Diane
      on Sep 20, 2019

      Oh, I don't know . How often would you water a tree with fake leaves and electric attached to it ? Chances are once would be enough !😊

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  • Carol
    on Aug 23, 2020

    Very creative!! Looks great and you make it look easy.

  • Blanca
    on Sep 4, 2020


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