DIY Christmas tree topiary – simple and low cost

DIY Christmas tree topiary using simple items

I know, I know, I am being one of “those” people that is posting Christmas ideas before Thanksgiving! I am right there with you on the craziness of rushing the holidays. For reference, my home is still fall-ified, I am waiting a little bit longer before I turn it into a winter wonderland. But, this blog is for me to share my home, but also share some ideas for others to decorate their home. I need to get out the ideas early enough for others to see and create. So, see…. there is a method to my madness. Today I am sharing DIY Christmas tree topiary – simple and low cost, which is perfect for the season.

Creating the perfect DIY Christmas tree with a tomato cage!

We all need to watch our spending this time of year, those presents won;t buy themselves. But, having a beautifully decorated home to deck the halls is a big priority too. This project is sooo low cost and only takes about 5 minutes to create!

simple holiday craft

 

Supplies need for this project

One (or two) tomato plant cages

 four 6ft long green garland if making two trees

ornaments

bucket or container

I actually was able to get the two tomato cages on discount because it is the off season. Yay for clearance!

DIY Christmas tree craft using tomato cage

I did not connect any of the garland to the cage, just wrapping a branch here or there around the wires of the tomato cage. Starting from the bottom and working my way up. The garland I got I had to pull the individual branches our, having them become bulkier as I pulled them apart. Which worked out great because it filed in any holes of the wrapping.

I ended up using two 6 ft garlands for one tomato cage. I warned you this was a 5 minute craft, don’t believe me? Set a timer, in fact I might have exaggerated, this would take less than 5 minutes.

Christmas craft upcycle

I got some sparkly pine cone ornaments from a craft store and set them on the newly created Christmas tree. 

DIY Christmas tree topiary using simple items

These  DIY Christmas tree topiary – simple and low cost are done! I created them last year and had them for my Christmas decor. I had so many projects last year that I never got around to sharing them here.

topiary in bucket for a rustic Christmas decor

I will be pulling these beauties out again when I start decorating my home this year for Christmas! They are still in great shape. I did put a large brick in the bottom of the metal container before putting the tree frame inside, just so that the wind could not knock them over. I had no issues with it ever blowing over.

DIY Christmas tree or topiary for outdoor decor

simple and low cost DIY Christmas tree idea

I was working a ton this past weekend on Christmas crafts, I always like to add a few to my decor each year. As I gain confidence in my decorating skills and my crafting skills my style has transitions. I am willing to try new things, which means some of the older items do not work anymore. Which means I need to make even more decor items! I love these  DIY Christmas tree topiary – simple and low cost they are honestly so quick to create. Don’t even get me started on how expensive store bought topiary’s this size would be, probably close to $100 a piece! Total I spent $30! Yep, this is a much better option. I am currently making my Christmas present list out, which is wayyyyy different from when I was a kid. Back then I wrote down what I wanted. Now I make a list on what I will be getting other people. Then I have to go shop for it and spend my money on it. Very different from the childhood Christmas list. With my home decorating obsession still strong, I try to cut corners when I can on costs. Diminish the guilt of me decorating for every season. I mix store bought with DIY and end up with a winter wonderland of a home that is ready for Santa and all of the magic of the season!

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27 Comment

  1. What a fantastic idea! It’s so simple but so pretty and so unique!

  2. I am so excited you posted this because I have been wanting to make little Christmas tree for part of my holiday decor! Thanks! Maria

  3. Amanda says: Reply

    This is such a great idea – I love how it turned out!

  4. That is an adorable idea and seems easy to make too. I love that you could customize it to fit whatever your decor theme is.

  5. Rebecca Bryant says: Reply

    Now that’s a DIY project even I Can do. I need to make me two of these for my door step.

  6. Tina says: Reply

    Super cute idea! I love that it can be changed for different seasons/uses.

  7. What a great project. I love that you used a few things that I have around the house like the tomato cage. I also love that it is frugal and easy. I can see making one or two of these for my home. I am thinking one of them would be good with seed ornaments for the birds.

  8. Heidi says: Reply

    I love this idea, and the metal buckets are just perfect with the “trees.” Pinned.

  9. Kati says: Reply

    Love these! I need to make some for our front porch area.

  10. Jenn says: Reply

    What a great idea! These things are a fortune in the store I would have never thought to make my own.

  11. CourtneyLynne says: Reply

    Omg this looks simple enough!!! I love crafts that are simple to assemble yet look like they took hours of work!!!

  12. This is so cute and you are right, SO EASY! I love that you can add whatever little decorations you’d like to it!

  13. They look so expensive and I would never have thought them to be this easy to make! A DIY worth investing it because you can decorate ad use through out the year!

    1. **I meant seasonally decorate and use throughout the year 🙂

  14. Carrie says: Reply

    Such a cute idea! I love how they turned out! I also love that you used Galvanized buckets to put them in! I am definitely going to share this with my husband! 🙂

  15. I love the look of this homemade faux tree! Very rustic chic and perfect for our entry way.

  16. How cute! Love how simple it is. Great idea!

  17. I like the simplicity of this design.
    It also has a great appearance.

  18. Rachel says: Reply

    How cute and budget friendly! We have a few store bought trees for the entry way and they were expensive! Love the simple galvanized bucket you used as well. It was a simple but nice touch.

  19. Ariel says: Reply

    great idea using those tomato cages!

  20. Very cute idea, I love the metal pot you put it in too!

  21. Rachel says: Reply

    you could buy a star @ the dollar store and put on top plus some ornaments if you like. Great idea and job. Thanks

  22. OMG! I never would have thought! I am totally doing this outside. Thanks for the idea.

  23. Emily this idea is awesome – I love this tree 🙂

  24. Sarah says: Reply

    SOO cute!! The metal pot as the tree base is genius!

  25. So cute! What a fun project.

  26. Jody says: Reply

    I tried this from someone else’s picture. Not happy with it. I will take it apart and do yours. Thank you for sharing. Mine from 15 years ago from CVS Pharmacy bit the dust last year. I love homemade things better.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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