December 5, 2014

Over on eHow: Tomato Cage Christmas Tree Lights

It's beginning to look more and more like Christmas around here! With the help of a couple planters, string lights, floral ivy and festive ribbon, we created this simple yet welcoming pair of seasonal topiaries to help brighten up our front stoop. The full tutorial can be found newly published in our ongoing project series with eHow.

Photographing projects like these always presents a unique set of challenges — waiting for the right light, then getting the camera settings straight, and then even in some cases it's hard to get all "parties" to cooperate. To give a little more context, perhaps we should show you the panned out version of this pic, just in case you were wondering if our supervisor was on the clock:

"Hey guys, you weren't thinking about leaving the house without me, right?"

You may remember we tried out a much simpler version of this lighted tomato cage tree concept a couple years ago (full post here). We enjoyed them so much, we decided to kick the idea up a notch this year by making the topiaries. 

Mary will be the first to tell you, we're not huge fans of faux floral anything, but were surprised at how easy the floral ivy bunches were to work with and how natural they turned out in the final result.

We've been enjoying the seasonal update out front and couldn't wait to share this simple project here on the blog.

Head on over to eHow to see more pictures of these tomato cage Christmas trees and the step by step instructions for making some of your own.

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