DIY Projects tomato planter tree

Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better


Tomato Planters To Christmas Trees

This is one of those projects that just sort of hit me. I wasn’t planning on making a small potted Christmas tree – as I am in the middle of making two 4′ artificial trees for my front porch – but when I spotted my very sad looking tomato plant on my patio I had an ‘ah ha’ moment, as Oprah would say.

This is really a very easy project and since I already had the tomato container ($10 when I bought it in the spring), scrap burlap, and left over spray paint it only cost me $2 for 30 feet of garland from the dollar store.

Of course, I started by emptying out and cleaning the pot.

Then I spray painted the bottom with Rust Oleoum’s textured spray paint Desert Sand which I had left over from another project.

This stuff doesn’t cover as well – or as evenly – as it’s non-textured cousin so you’ll probably need more than you think.   I think if I was to make another one of these mini trees I would use burlap and mod podge to cover the base.

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