Deco Mesh Winter Topiaires

9 Materials
2 Hours

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

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!

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  3 questions
  • Alice katona Alice katona on Nov 20, 2018

    How much deco do you need and what size(with)

  • Donna Donna on Oct 17, 2019

    Where can I find tomato cages this time of year (Fall)?

  • Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz on Oct 17, 2019

    Can this be used outside in the elementals? How will the deco mesh hold up?


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  • Erica Erica on Oct 24, 2019

    I wouldnt cut the cage just flip it upside down and tie the ends together at the top. And you can usually get tomatoe cages year round at Lowes

  • Shelly Shelly on Oct 25, 2019

    I'm going to try this. Can you give the dimensions of the roll sizes for the green mesh & white please. Will the rolls at the dollar tree be wide & long enough? I see the white mesh you used looks pretty wide. Thank you Shelly