Friday, November 30, 2012

Tomato Meets Christmas

Would you like a new shirt or skirt out of these fabrics?
I didn't think so!
I know they made somebody happy in 1982, but 20 years later they just aren't so charming. But I HAVE to use them. It is part of the Rules I gave myself when taking on this challenge. If none of us are willing to wear them, we are left with quilt or craft. I'm not up to quilting just yet, but Christmas is here so I'm going make a Christmas craft.

There isn't enough of the scary florals, so I incorporated some less attractive dead tree fabric, plaid, and polk-a-dot.
I got the idea for this project when I saw a picture of a tomato cage wrapped in garland and ribbon, but being on a strict "use what you got" creators diet, I had to think even further outside the box, or out side the cage as the case may be :)


And it didn't cost a penny.
And it will be super small to store because it is just strips of fabric that I will tie back on next year after the cages have supported another season of tomatoes.

And this is my festive front porch.
The wreath is bare, I agree.
I have some fabric . . .   :)

Do you have ugly green fabric? Do you have a empty tomato cages in your garage? Yes? EXCELLENT! Get to work!

I used two tomato cages stacked together to get more of a round shape instead of a triangle. My fabric strips are 5 inches wide.
Sew the strips together, tie them off to the bottom of your cage where wire cross so they don't just slip around and then twirl as desired.
I think a big bow on the top might be a need. I'll work on that.

Thanks for dropping by! Have a very Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. These are so cute! I love that you made them with fabric from the 80's:)