Santa Hat Tomato Cage

5 Materials
$25
1.5 Hours
Easy
I love those Christmas Tree tomato cages, so I bought a pack of 10 tomato cages to make them for this Christmas. Then, one of mine got bent, and I thought it would look super cute as a Santa Hat, so here's how I did it!
For one Santa Hat, you'll need these supplies. (I did not end up using the 21-inch white deco mesh. I only used the short one.)
I made it similar to the Christmas tree versions. But I just bent it over more and more to one side and stuck a styrofoam ball on the points. Then, I used zip ties to wrap lights around the entire thing.
I worked first on the bottom of the hat and used white deco mesh tied on with white pipe cleaners. Then, I started just under the styrofoam ball and tied the deco mesh around the cage with red pipe cleaners. For this part, I would tie it the tomato cage about 2-4 ties and then I would wrap deco mesh around those tie ons to hide them.
To keep it standing outside, I used garden staples around the base of the tomato cage so it wouldn't blow away.
Stephanie Pass
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  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Dec 03, 2015
    Oh my goodness! What an adorable idea! I love your other trees in the last pic too - got a tutorial on those? (Hint, lol!)

  • Jane R. Jane R. on Dec 13, 2015
    Aren't you afraid the lights will catch the deco mesh of fire? Looks adorable and I love the trees too.

  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Dec 10, 2017
    I see the lights shown in the instructions are not the same as the ones in the material list. Could you pls tell us what you used? Love this project.

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