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Need something new for your holiday decorating? Grab a tomato cage and some deco mesh for this adorable holiday idea! Check out the video for more how-to's!
Step 1: Cut tomato cage.
Grab a plastic pot and a tomato cage. Cut down the tomato cage to size.
Step 2: Weigh down & attach.
Next, weigh down the pot with a large rock, brick, or other filler. Then, attach the tomato cage. I had some tape lying around my garage so that's what I used, you could also use duck tape. This won't show once you're done!
Step 3: Tie top
Grab a pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Pinch together the the top of the cage and twist around to create a point.
Step 4: Add LED lights.
After that, add some LED lights. You'll want to make sure they're LED lights to avoid a fire hazard.
Step 5: Add green deco mesh.
Next, grab some green deco mesh - pinch it together and attach with pipe cleaners. I attached the bottom but I was able to twist mine and sculpt it tucking it together as the tree formed up to the top. I used about 2 rolls of deco mesh per tree.
Step 6: Decorate.
Grab a red bow and thread a pipe cleaner though to tie on the top of the tree. Next, grab some ornament hooks and add them to the bulbs twisting them onto the deco mesh.
These little trees are the perfect way to brighten up your front porch or a dark corner of your home that needs a little holiday cheer!
After Christmas - remove the green deco mesh for a winter tree!
Step 1: Remove deco mesh.
Removing the deco mesh and bulbs is easy - since the bulbs are twisted into the mesh - it comes off in one piece! All you have to do is twist off the pipe cleaners.
Step 2: Reattach top.
Reattach the top of the tomato cage using a white pipe cleaner.
Step 3: Add white deco mesh.
Twist on white deco mesh, just like we did with the green!
For this project I used a total of 4 small rolls of green deco mesh & 3 large long rolls of white deco mesh. But this may vary depending on how fluffy you want the trees to be.
Step 4: Decorate.
Add a white bow, and some snowflakes for a winter tree that will last all season!
These little trees are so versatile - add some numbers and a countdown for a New Years tree, some hearts for a valentine's day topiary or some spiderwebs for halloween decor! The possibilities are endless!
I hope this inspires you to brighten up your home this winter with these cheerful topiaires!
This idea of flower pot Christmas tree came to mind when I saw mini ornaments in "Merry minis" section of Michaels Craft store. They were so cute, tiny and sparkly that I wanted to get them and use it as Christmas decor. So I thought, why shouldn't I make my own tree to hand these ornaments which resulted in the flower pot Christmas tree.You can even make your own tiny ornaments if you can't find these mini ornaments. I did not have enough time to make my own mini ornaments so I ended up using only the ones I bought at the store. Let's see how.
On this edition of Workshop Wednesday, we revisited a project we did three years ago. It's still holding strong and is home to a collection of small Lego sets.We realized we never shared the tutorial here in Hometalk. The project lends itself to even novice DIYers. You can see a preview of the shelves at the 2:15 timecode mark. Take a look and then read on to see the tutorial
Here is a quick Winter House Tour, along with some tips on how to transition your decor from Christmas to Winter!
I gave myself a great gift this year! I did my Christmas decorating with the intention of making it easier to transition into decorating for winter. All it takes is a little bit of planning ahead and a few simple steps to create a warm and cozy home for these long months before Spring arrives!
Don’t you hate spending lots of money on planter arrangements that get tossed soon after the holidays?! Yes, I knew there was some reason I made so many concrete orbs! As I stood in the kitchen and looked out over the garden this Winter Planter Snowman DIY idea popped into my head. Why not use your concrete orbs as planter decoration?! Super easy and nothing gets thrown away…
This project is very much in the same vein as the yarn ball tree I did a couple weeks ago, but this one is MUCH less time consuming and I think it is a bit cuter too hehe... This mitten / glove tree can be created with your bag of misfits that many households have or you can order some gloves in bulk for crazy cheap as I did! Simply make a chicken wire base and hot glue the gloves on for this Dr. Suess looking mitten tree!
I have seen a lot of solutions for what to do with those pesky plastic shopping bags that can be useful but difficult to store. My girlfriend showed me a solution that has revolutionized my life... So I can't take credit for it. However, it has changed the way I think about those plastic bags and how to store them so they are more usable.There are a plethora of uses for these bags... But here is my solution to storing them and a couple of ideas of how I use them
I wanted something fun for my table this year. Even though it will be used for the first time during our Thanksgiving dinner I made it so it could be used throughout the entire year.The estimated cost of this project is assuming you already have a cutting machine and most of the materials. I had most everything at home left over from different projects. The only thing I purchased were the handles.
Happy November friends!! The count down to the holiday season has officially started, and the Christmas decorations have taken over the stores. But before we jump straight to Christmas cheer, I wanted to share a simple Thanksgiving decoration idea with you. Every November, as a family we do something throughout the month to help us all remember to be more grateful. In years past we've done the Thankful Pumpkin idea- which we love. But this year I wanted to do something that we didn't have to throw away, and could be stored easily. So I decided to make a Thankful scroll to hang in our dining room all November long. The idea is that we can add to the scroll throughout the month, and get our families in on the fun when they are here for Thanksgiving as well. I'm excited to see it filled out, and to have a visual reminder all month of how very blessed we are."It's not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy."
Raise your hand if the thought of clutter drives you absolutely insane! Lately, I've been on a mission to rid our house of unnecessary clutter, and whenever I come across it, I can't help but go into "trash or donate" mode.So, when I was cleaning out our storage space a couple of weeks ago and came across a dusty container of unused Christmas bulb ornaments, I knew I had to do something about them. If they'd never been used, what was the point of holding on to them, right? However, rather than not getting my money's worth out of the bulbs and hauling them off to Value Village, I decided to dive into my Pinterest boards to find a project that would put them to good use.