By Michelle Fabio
If you celebrate the holidays with a Christmas tree but still haven’t gotten around to getting one, why not consider making your own from some of tomato-growing supplies stashed away for the winter?
According to television host, writer, and professional garden designer P. Allen Smith, you can make your very own Tomato Cage Christmas Tree that’s environment-friendly (peanut butter and birdseed-covered pinecones!) and a great outdoor decoration to boot.
Here’s what you need for a basic Tomato Cage Christmas Tree:
- Wire tomato cage cone
- Clothes hangers
- Needle nose pliers with wire cutting feature
- Evergreen garland
- Outdoor holiday lights
- Wild berries
- Ice pick
- Green pipe cleaner
- Decorative bow
You can read the precise directions on P. Allen Smith’s website, or better yet, see how you can make your own Tomato Cage Christmas Tree on this YouTube clip: