You can make a gorgeous, snowy tomato cage Christmas tree in minutes.
Christmas decorating can be an expensive proposition. But it doesn’t have to be.
Just like tackling a couple DIY Christmas projects can be hard but certainly doesn’t have to be, either.
If you were to buy a tabletop Christmas tree at the store, depending on the size, it could run you anywhere from $25 – $80+.
But tomato cage Christmas trees are more economical. And they are simple to make, as well!
Here’s a quick video overview showing you how to make your own!
Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Video Overview
With only a couple supplies needed, you can whip these DIY Christmas trees out in a jiffy. And they can be sized differently as well.
Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Supplies
- tomato cage(s)
- Gorilla Spray Adhesive
- wire cutters/linesman pliers
- couple zip ties
- feather boas (# will depend on the size of your tree)
- christmas lights (white or colored, you choose)
1. Cut tomato cage to the desired size.
Tomato cages come in different sizes.
And you can cut them down to make them smaller. I made a pink snowy tomato cage Christmas tree for my daughter’s room. Her room isn’t huge, so I decided to cut this tomato cage down by one level.
To do that, grab a pair of wire cutters or linesman pliers and snip the cage below one of the rings in the cage. The rings add stability, so you want those to remain intact.
2. Wrap with lights.
Once your tomato cage Christmas tree is cut to size, it’s time to add lights. Plug those suckers in first to make sure they work. Then, starting at the base, and working your way up, wrap the lights around the cage.
You’ll want to secure the lights in a couple of spots. This can be done easily with zip ties.
3. Spray with Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive.
Before you add the “snow” to your tomato cage Christmas tree, it needs to be given a light spray with Gorilla Glue spray adhesive. This will allow the snow to bond to the cage and stay put.
I had never used a spray adhesive before, but now that I have, I’ll be using this product a lot more! It is quick, easy to use, sprayed where I wanted it to spray, and really holds the snow in place.
What I loved about working with this product is that once you spray it, you let it cure for a few seconds, then adhere your materials to it.
The glue holds but is re-positionable for up to 10 minutes before it solidifies its bond.
That made it very easy to maneuver the feathers to exactly where I wanted them so there weren’t gaps, etc. The nozzle sprayed exactly where I wanted it to, without crazy overspray. And it dried clear.
Once you’ve sprayed the cage with a light coat, allow the glue to cure about 20-30 seconds before adhering the snow.
Quickly before we move on…Gorilla has LOTS of great adhesive products. This spray is just one. Check out some of the other fun projects we’ve tackled with different Gorilla items:
4. Wrap the tomato cage Christmas tree with feather boa(s).
Once the Gorilla Glue spray adhesive has cured for a few seconds, it’s now time to wrap the tomato cage Christmas tree with feather boas…our “snow.” Depending on the size of your cage, you’ll need a variable number of boas, but I’d estimate it’s in the neighborhood of 3-10.
You can often find feather boas at Dollar Tree, so this doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. Start at the base, and work your way up the tree, trying to cover gaps as you wrap.
The boas will stick to the cage without any real challenge thanks to the spray adhesive.
You can choose any color of boas you’d like. White look gorgeous, and the most traditional.
I would have used white if I hadn’t already flocked my tree with the white feather boas I had on hand! If you haven’t seen that little DIY project, GO CHECK IT OUT.
It’s a gorgeous way to decorate your Christmas tree!
As for this little tomato cage Christmas tree, it’s all done! An easy, inexpensive Christmas decor DIY project completed. Now go flip on the Hallmark channel and enjoy some (spiked) eggnog. You deserve it.
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Joyce Clark says
Just and added note.. I noticed that you didn’t indicate to have the lights unplugged during the spraying of the adhesive.
Might be a fire hazard if the lights are on during this process right?
Hi Joyce, I wouldn’t use lights that get hot on anything, frankly. The lights these days barely ever heat up. But I didn’t have the lights on while spraying mostly because you need to spray at least a foot from walls or anything that you could end up getting overspray on. And always a better idea to avoid any mishaps with electricity, of course.