These pre-lit topiaries were all the rage a few years back and I really wanted a pair to put by my front door:
I was always shocked by the price of them, though, so I have gone without....until I came across this downright ingenious post by Lucy Designs. First, take a look at her topiaries:
|Credit - Lucy Designs|
Pretty nifty, huh? Now what if I told you that she made them using old Tomato Cages???
Yup! Just turn that cage upside-down and it's an instant form for a topiary! I just happened to have a few cages in my garage and some very old pine garland that, truthfully, I was getting ready to throw away because it was looking so ragged. Wrapped around the wire cage, though, it gets a new life!
With a few lights and decorations, I now have a Winter Wonderland of Topiary Trees for my front porch!
I don't have any fancy planters to put them in at this time (have to wait till yard sale season this spring), but I did scrounge up some other platforms that suited them for now.
Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Fake Pre-Lit Topiary (Tomato cages, $0, Garland $0, Lights $4.00), Made 3 Topiaries
Total Fake-It Cost: $4.00
Compare to this Pre-Lit Topiary: $76.00 Each (ouch!)