Friday, May 1, 2009

Outdoor Topiary out of a tomato cage




It's SHOW & TELL FRIDAY!!!

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Here is a fall topiary I made. I used a tomato plant cage and turned it upside down. Then I took floral wire and tied the "legs" that were sticking up. These are the legs that normally you push into the ground. I then soaked 3 grapevine wreaths in water to soften them a bit. Once pliable, simple start at the ground and wrap grapevine all the way around the cage securing every once in a while with floral wire. Keep wrapping cage until you get to the top.



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26 comments:

Gattina said...

Wow ! that looks beautiful ! my compliments !

Charity said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for telling us how it's done. :)

Dianne said...

Your topiary looks so pretty-what a great idea!
Thanks for stopping by my blog too!
Have a great weekend.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great idea! This could be used for all seasons!

Katherine

Carla said...

I have seen this done with Christmasy garland and lights, but never with grapevines! How welcoming:)

ceekay said...

I have heard about these before,but never tried it. Good job!

Boo-Bah said...

I think that the topiary is the most beautiful I've ever seen. Your blog is beautiful. You must be very creative. I love anything country.

Thank you for commenting on my pinch bottle. It was used for Haig's Scotch at one time I think. I have been told it was their 50Th anniversary bottle.

Kristen said...

I LOVE this idea! How beautiful!!

Linda C said...

Wow- this is so neat! Thanks for showing us how it's done!!
I'm glad you stopped by for a visit earlier- come by anytime!!:)

Happy S&TF!

Linda C

Mommy said...

That was a very creative idea:) It looks great!!! Thanks for visisting my blog today:)

Julie said...

What a great idea! I think I need to go to Hobby Lobby...and buy the supplies! Have a great Friday...julie

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a great idea! I love it! Blessings... Polly

newlyweds said...

Very pretty!! love that you used a tomato cage, we have tons of them!

Lori said...

Oh my! How beautiful! :)

JanMary said...

Great idea.

Thanks for sharing it, and have a lovely weekend.

Chari said...

Hello...

Ohh my...what a GRAND idea!!! I just love your grapewreath topiary! I would have never thought to do this...it's a great idea! I'd love to try one! It's a beautiful way to welcome your guests to your home...it's so pretty sitting in that big urn on your porch!

Thank you so much for coming by my place and taking a peek at my little angel in a jar...I appreciate your kind comments!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

shopannies said...

what a work of art very nice

Vivienne said...

FAB - U - LOOOOOUUUUUS!!!!!

Lisa Ann said...

That is really creative! Love it!

hip chick said...

What a great idea! That looks so pretty. You could do it with spring flowers instead of the fall leaves as well.

Jade Creative said...

This is a creative way of making a topiary. I'll put this one in my list of ideas.
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Jadehollow said...

That is awesome and very creative.. do you change it out for the different seasons. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Deb said...

Don't you just LOVE tomato cages? Cheap structure for all kinds of great display & decorating ideas. I love your topiary!

Bethanie said...

That is so creative.

Nora said...

Your topiary looks amazing! I love finding new creative ideas like that. I can never come up with them on my own, but I'm good at copying :)
Blessings,
Nora

Centsational Girl said...

What a fantastic idea - you can dress it up with flowers in spring and summer, and lights for Christmas. Beautiful !