DIY tomato cage christmas tree with mesh

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree with Mesh

Supplies Needed:

  • 33 in Tomato Cage (You can purchase from Amazon)
  • 2 Wire Hangers
  • Floral Wire
  • 6 rolls 10in deco mesh green cut at 10in
  • Ornaments
  • Picks
  • Ribbon
  • Christmas Lights


Tie off the top of the tomato cage using a rubber band and floral wire. Be sure you are leaving part of the tomato cage free at the top as this will be where you hang your tree topper.

I first place my Christmas lights on the cage starting with the plugin at the very bottom rung. Use small zip ties to keep your lights in place as you go around. Be sure to tie at every junction and cut off the excess. 

As you can see there is a huge difference between the first, second, and third levels of this tomato cage so to help fill the space I am going to use a hanger to make a rung in between the existing ones.

Cut off the portion of the hanger that curves and straighten out the rest to place around the tomato cage between the bottom rung and the second rung. Use zip ties to keep these new rungs in place. 

Continue to place lights on the new and existing levels of the cage and once your lights are placed on the cage, cut all of your mesh to 10 in.

Using individual mesh pieces, roll each piece up in batches of 3. Hold in the middles and tie all three together with a pipe cleaner. 

Start tying on the mesh rolls to the bottom rung and placing about 2in apart while making sure the pipe cleaner ties are at the very bottom and your mesh is pushed upwards.

Continue placing your mesh on every level.

If you need more rungs when you get to the top you can add a pipe cleaner around the top of the cage just for something extra for the mesh to tie onto. 

To top it off, I like to create a big luxury bow using my Pro Bow! You can also place an angel or topper of your choice to pull your tomato cage Christmas tree together. 

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