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Holidays on a dime – Outside lights November 28, 2012

Filed under: DIY,Family Fun!,Frugal Living,Holidays on a dime — hmyers1 @ 10:27 pm
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I am no Clark Griswold and have no desire to get on the roof in the cold to hang Christmas lights. My husband is crazy busy during this time of year and he just does not have the time. Most years I put a string of lights in the window and call it good. This year I made the tomato cage Christmas trees that are all over Pinterest. I made them because the reminded me of the lights I had when I was a kid. My mom and dad had used chicken wire to make three trees of different sizes and put lights on them. We just put them out in the yard every year and we where done! They are also easy to put away! The best part of my lights was I had all the lights and the tomato cages so all I had to get was some zip ties. My husband got me some for $1! Not free but close. The kids love them and they look nice at night. I only used three strands of lights so it should not be to bad on the electric bill. Total winner!

ImageHere is what they look like during the day. You could put some garland or other decorations on them too but I was happy with what I had. We live on a street with three house and do have a lot of traffic so I was not that worried about it.

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