DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights for the Holidays

By Jamie Schlechter, Macaroni Kid Publisher December 1, 2020

I spent more time gardening this summer and storing everything for the winter can be a task. With a box full of miscellaneous Christmas lights I decided to turn my garden tomato cages into a beautiful Holiday display. It did take some patience wrapping the lights, but the end result was worth it. I had everything I needed on hand, but this could be done fairly cheap also.

Supplies Needed:

  • Garden Tomato Cages - any size
  • Rubber Band or zip ties
  • A string of Holiday Christmas Lights - 100 ct or 200 ct 

First, turn the tomato cage upside down, so the stakes that go into the ground are facing up. You could make them with an individual cage or stack them to make different heights. I used 2 and 3 cages at a time. Next, secure the stakes together with a rubber band. Then starting at the top, wrap the lights to cover the rubber band and work your way down and around. I started with the middle of the string so both the plug and connecter were on the bottom of the tree.

Make sure to check that your lights work before wrapping the cage. These were easy to make and if you are not happy with the look the first time, it was easy enough to redo.

I had multi-colored lights in 3 strings of 100 and 1 string of 200. You could use clear or any colors you have. Depending on how many lights you want and the size of your cage the length could vary. For my smaller cages, 100 count was a nice length and 200 count for the larger size. 

I used a total of 9 cages to make 4 different sized trees. Below is my finished product at night.

I love being able to reuse items and this will also make our season brighter. The only thing missing right now is the snow! 

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