If you are anything like me, you have a limited budget when it comes to Christmas decorations. I could do some serious credit card damage in places like Target this time of year, but I somehow keep myself under control. But I recently saw a white Christmas tree that I couldn’t get out of my head. The problem was that it was way too small. I needed something with more impact and ended up with a really easy and inexpensive DIY garland Christmas tree which may have caught your eye in my Winter Wonderland Living Room that I shared during my Christmas Home Tour. So today, I’m going to show you how I made it!
All you need for this project is a a wire tomato cage, which I found for about 2.50 at my local hardware store in the gardening section, and some fluffy tinsel garland, (I used 3 strings,) some string, and a topper.
The first thing you need to do is to turn your tomato cage upside down and tie the wires together with a piece of string to create the shape of a Christmas tree.
Then starting at the top, tie the end of your garland to the top of the tree with some string and start wrapping it around the tomato cage leaving about 3 inch spaces and tying it to the wire every so often to keep in in place. (You want to leave some space so that you don’t have to buy as much garland, but you want it to be close enough so that the wire doesn’t show when the tinsel is fluffed. )
For the topper I used this cheap sparkly ornament that I found at Walmart and literally just stuck it on the top by hooking it into the wire cage.
And that was it! It took me about 10 minutes and cost me about 15 bucks. It is the perfect statement piece for my room. You can see all of the room and the family room, which I did in tradition red and green Christmas colors in my Christmas Home Tour post.
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