Thursday, December 5, 2013

DIY Outdoor Christmas AccentTrees

I'm sure this isn't a unique idea, but I haven't seen it online yet.  Here is the easiest lighted tree idea if you have some tomato stakes left over from your vegetable garden.

My two baby crepe myrtles in pots are done for the season so I put upside down tomato cages over them to create some lighted trees for the entry. Just tie the ends together like a tee pee and start wrapping the garland around it spiraling down.

    {Nicky is looking on}
I hoard fake garlands as you'll see when I post my Christmas house tour, so I had a few lighted garlands left over. Love the metal stems that you can bend over the tomato cage frame. You've got to adjust the greenery a lot.

I need a new door mat to cover the cords!  It takes me a week or two to get my whole house decorated, how about you?


  1. You are so clever! Your entry looks very festive and welcoming.

  2. That is a great idea! I think I would make them permanent and wire the garland to the cages and stash them at the end of the season.

  3. Cute idea! And I love white lights outside!

  4. It looks great! We have hardly gotten together our indoor OR outdoor holiday decorations yet so, yes, it will take weeks for us too!

  5. Clever! How did you come up with that idea? Smart! Hey, you are probably the only one who noticed the cords in your picture (don't we all see the littlest thing that isn't 'right'?). Your entry looks gorgeous.

  6. You smart girl, what a great idea!! Love your double doors and wreaths, so pretty!

  7. Brilliant Nancy! These are beautiful!
    The Arts by Karena

  8. brilliant idea! will be borrowing this!

  9. Cool idea, Nancy!!! We all have those tomato thingies. I am looking forward to seeing your home decorated for Christmas :)
    Bye now,

  10. what an awesome idea. I have a bunch of garland I could do this with. brilliant.

  11. Really cute idea. They look so festive and you would never know they were not trees. I love your holiday door.

  12. Nancy,
    That is just brilliant…the kind of idea that makes so much sense!!! So glad you thought of it and shared it with all of us. Your front door looks so festive!

    Merry merry!!
    xo Elizabeth

  13. Now that was a smart idea....looks great!


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