Sunday, November 27, 2011

Beautiful Tomato Cage Christmas Trees!

So Jake decided to make tomato cage Christmas trees...because he saw it on Pinterest!

"Holiday Design Tip – Alternative Christmas Trees!"-Original pin by New England Design and Construction

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  It's the hap-happiest season of all!  Eeeeee!!!

OK so this was supposed to be a guest post by my boy, but he would rather make the trees than write about them. 

Jake is really into Christmas.

As in he may be the illegitimate son of Clark Griswold.

"This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f-ing Kaye."

Love Christmas Vacation! LOVE IT!

OK, so back to the tomato cage Christmas trees.

Jake thought these would be easy to make and very inexpensive.  He was totally right!

The tomato cages were only $1.30 each! And we had a few strands of 100 bulb colored lights in the attic so we decided to bring back the 80's!

Why did colored lights go out of fashion?  They're so festive!

If you're a perfectionist like Jake, the first step would be to paint your tomato cage the color of your light cord.  So green in our case.

Let's talk about how this picture is all wrong in every way.

First of all, its upside down. But I cannot for the life of me convince my computer or any editing software to turn it counterclockwise.  I give up.

Secondly, no he did not spray paint anything on our driveway!  This was totally staged.

Moving on.

OK after the paint dried, he zip-tied the loose ends together.  This will be the top of the tree.

Now, the only thing left to do is wrap the lights around the 'cone' and find a place to display them proudly!

They started out in the flower bed...

And ended up on the porch!

They are festive, aren't they?

And all for less than $4!!  Score!

Jake gives this project a thumbs up.  He doesn't do 'grades'.

It was easy, it was cheap, and it's super cute (definitely my words, not his!). 

He says 'hello'.  He's up on the roof, stapling down the chaser lights.  Clark would be so proud!

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