Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Decor

Minimal materials and time are all you need to create this modern yet elegant holiday craft.

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Modern Yet Rustic Holiday Decor

The simple structure of this tree gives it a modern, architectural feel maintaining its rustic charm.

Gathering the Materials

You will need: 2 medium tomato cages / 3 1/2 inch upholstery webbing (at least 4 yards) / medium gauge wire / wire cutters / ornaments / and a tree topper

Cleaning the Tomato Cages

Make sure your tomato cages are clean and free of tags. Paint them if you wish or leave them plain. Rust could add an interesting element to the look, but if your tomato cages have rust and you don’t want it, brush it away with a wire brush.

Fastening the Tomato Cages

Stack the tomato cages together and twist them so that the vertical wires of the top cage are lined up between the vertical wires of the bottom cage creating a more divided grid.

Securing the Tops

Bring all of the tops together and secure them tightly with a few passes of wire. Trim away any excess.

Adding the Webbing

Starting at the bottom and working your way around and up toward the top, pinch the webbing together and fasten it to the tomato cage with a small piece of wire. For best results, look for a spot where the vertical and horizontal wires of the cage intersect. Continue adding the webbing leaving a bit of billow between each attachment.

Cleaning Up Loose Ends

Use wire cutters to remove any excess wire.

Attaching the Ornaments

Add ornaments to each of the spots where the webbing was attached using wire. To maintain a clean and simple look, stick with the same ornaments.

Adding the Topper

Add a topper over the gathered ends of the tomato cages. Note: you may have to bend the ends a bit with the wire cutters to fit them inside the tree topper.

The Finishing Touches

Trim away any excess wires from the ornaments. Optionally, dress up the look a bit by adding ribbon bows to the tops of the ornaments.

Minimalist Merriment

The clean and simple look of this tree says "Happy Holidays" in a very modern way.

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