How To Make Tomato Cage Topiaries

Yes, you read that correctly: I made Tomato Cage Topiaries. I love topiaries so much that I made not only one, but two out of tomato cages and I LOVE THEM!

Front door decorated with tomato cage topiaries

My Love, not so much – he hates topiaries! sorry babe!they’re not going anywhere!

Remember my recent find on SuperBowl Sunday? I couldn’t pass up two cheap tomato cages and as I stated before in my post here, why buy them when you can grab them for free?

Tomato cages by the curbside, next to a trash can

Here they are, and not too shabby I must say. The original owner must not have been much of a green thumb,ย  because looks like nothing much was growing on here.

Tomato cages in front of a wood pallet

Since these are tomato cages, what more appropriate name, than tomato cage topiaries?

How To Make Tomato Cage Topiaries

Now on to these beautiful fabulous topiaries. I am so proud of myself that I implemented my crafty plan in only a few days!

It helps that my materials were easily found at our Dollar Store. They had some 4′ leaf garland and floral wire so I purchased all of the ivy looking vines that they had. I believe I spent around $32 total for this project and it took me only a few hours to complete.

Plastic greenery

This floral wire was amazing and so easy to use with it’s own little cutting device! Snap and you’re done!

A wheel of floral wire

I tied up the top of the cage wire.

Tied up tomato cage

Draped the garland from top to bottom

Attached garlad to the tomato cage

And then meticulously wired the garland onto the cage at every intersection. I used 15 strands of garland for each topiary.

Ivy draped around the tomato cages

I may go back to add more when they restock their ivy but for now I think they turned out great.

It was so easy to attach since the garland had little loops at both ends.

Ivy tied to the tomato cage

There are gaps where you can see through but that’s okay, everyone knows it’s fake greeneryย  faux anyway, right?

I filled in the parts I didn’t like with a few more similar plant pieces that I cut up from other greenery I had on hand. Not exactly the same but that doesn’t bother me, overall I like the look of it.

I am sure Hobby Lobby carries fuller garland but I am not willing to spend $19.99 and $29.00 per strand. This girl’s on a budget so Dollar Store will suffice!

It still didn’t seem finished so I used a finials that I had on hand and toilet paper tubes and constructed a little topper for each topiary.

White finnial

It looked a little shotty at first but once I painted it, it really was the perfect added touch that the topiaries needed.

Painted finnial attached to the top of the topiary

Don’t they look great! I think they are cute with the red planters and pillows. Perfect for Christmas AND Valentine’s Day. Quite impressive towering over this short girl at six feet tall!

Fininished tomato cage topiary

Front Porch Decorations I Used

Did you happen to notice the other items on the porch? I included links in case you want more details:

I had such a fun afternoon putting these topiaries together! I hope you enjoy them as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: My friend Allyson commented below, questioning if it may fade over time. I am going to spray it with some clear poly spray. I’ve done this before on other outdoor projects and it worked great! For $30 bucks it can’t hurt, right? Now off to find that poly spray!!! – Thanks for the reminder Allyson ๐Ÿ™‚

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