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Maybe paint the sticks black to make a haunted tree? Her Beautiful Mess: 12 Days of DIY Christmas: Day Nine - Stick Tree....Grab a tomato cage and make sure it's standing straight. Grab a few straight sturdy sticks and weave them in between each section of cage. Then start winding the lights around the cage. Use wire to attach the sticks and lights to the cage.
Easy, rustic, inexpensive outdoor decoration. Cute for a porch Stick tree
DIY spooky outdoor Halloween tree.... tomato cage for base, wrap with lights and sticks
DIY Stick Tree ~ using a tomato cage / Her Beautiful Mess