Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How-to: Make a Geo Mesh Christmas Tree

The frost has hit,
your tomatoes are dead,
get rid of the plant,
make a tree instead!

Crafted by Cheryl.

Supplies

  • Tomato Cage
  • Geo Mesh
  • Chenille Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Decorations

The number of rolls of Geo Mesh depends on the size of the tomato cage. A 33" tomato cage takes 2 rolls of Geo Mesh to cover it.

1.  Wrap a pipe cleaner around the open ends of the top part of the tomato cage to secure them together.
2.  With a pipe cleaner, tie one end of your lights to the top and let it cascade down the center, making sure the plug is at the bottom of the tomato cage.

Be sure the lights are cool to the touch, such as LED lights, and do not get hot when left on.

When placing the Geo Mesh onto the tomato cage, small loops will give the tree a narrow look (as shown in the photo) whereas larger loops will give your tree fullness. Since you are tying the Geo Mesh onto the tomato cage, it is not permanent, so you can always redo the loops.
3.  You are going to make a series of loops and tie them to a the tomato cage one by one, as you go around and down.
4.  Once the tomato cage is completely covered, add embellishments of your choice.
Need more instruction? Watch Nancy demonstrate step-by-step on how to tie Geo Mesh onto a tomato cage to make the tree.


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