Today I decorated our front door with simple garland, lights, wreaths and tomato cages. I got resourceful. Although our tiny, sweet tomatoes are still producing fruit, I borrowed their strong support system for holiday decor.
I became reacquainted with the device that heats to high temperatures and turns a solid stick into fingerprint vanishing goo. Yes, I used my glue gun for the first time in years. Really years.
Here’s the result.
Need some big Christmas cheer? Turn tomato cages upside down and wire the pokey parts that usually secure the cage in the dirt together. Mine were already done, but I know you can do it.
I used a roll of paper mesh from Paul Michael Company in Lake Village. The shiny abaca, poly mesh, or many other options would work as well.
I started wrapping the paper mesh around the cone and gluing in strategic spots to secure the mesh to the cone as I worked my way down. It’s okay to piece it at the end.
At the bottom I left about a 2″ overlap and then glued the ends up into the cage so that the bottom looked neat. This part didn’t matter because I placed wreaths at the base.
- Tomato Cages
- Roll of Paper Mesh, Abaca or other material
- Glue Gun
- Wire & Wire Cutters
What do you think? Feel free to pin it to Pinterest from the link below.