Tomato cages and other fun ways to deck your halls!


Our home has been looking rather dark these days. We don’t turn on our lights until December 1st, but we are well past that now. Time to get moving! Although in previous years I’ve been known to be ready and counting the days to December 1st. Impatiently waiting like a kid for Santa. Yet, somehow we’re behind this year. We’re playing catch up. So the last couple nights found us stringing lights at a furious pace to get the night garden ready for the season. And ready it is! Last night was the night where everything came together. The lights are on, the kids are giggly, and I’m pretty pleased with what we accomplished.

This year we added a few new features to our night garden. All without spending a dime. Through the awesomeness of Pintrest, I found a link to the New England Design & Construction site, where I was inspired to create Christmas trees using tomato cages which we already had on hand. Flipped upside down  I added a zap strap to close the legs of the cage and turn it into the point of the Christmas tree. Add a string of lights….voila!

Super easy, and inexpensive illuminated Christmas decoration for your home or garden.

Continuing on a creative streak, I got the idea to combine a candelabra and a globe plant cage together and wrap them in lights to create our very own illuminated gazing ball. I thought the purple was just about perfect. But purple always is.

Other than that, we simply used existing lattices and plants to illuminate the garden. It looks rather nice, don’t you think?

I love lights! If you do too, you should definitely check out VanDusen Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights for a simply spectacular light show & display. The fun starts tonight as the garden is lit for the season! 


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