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DIY Modern Plant Stands

Here is a quickie little project that will give your patio or interiors a splash of modern cool. I love that this is repurposing something that tends to be in abundance by the end of summer: tomato cages. Whether you have old rusty cages, or brightly colored powder coated ones like these, the result is a collection of stands that gives you versatility of height and some sick lines!
Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
  • diy modern plant stands, gardening
-tomato cages
-metal shears
At first, it may seem more than a little daunting to cut through the metal of these cages.  It actually is pretty darn thick.  However, if you give it a bit of a push and pull while you are cutting, the metal will snap off quicker than you would think (thank goodness…phew).
  • diy modern plant stands, gardening
To create varied heights, simply remove the vertical wires up to the bottom circle for a tall one, and up to the middle circle for a shorter stand. If you find yourself wanting a variety of color, feel free to spray paint these bad boys using Rustoleum spray paint! Rustoleum spray paint can withstand any outdoor condition and comes in a variety of colors!
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Not rocket science, I know…but I love the playfulness of them.  I think I will be experimenting with this one even more.  They feel so clean and unobtrusive.
Ahhh, how lovely is the silence of growing things…

Materials I used for this project:

  • Tomato cages
  • Metal shears

To see more: https://zestitup.com/diy-modern-plant-stands/

  • Gary
    Gary Overland Park, KS

    I know at Lowes and Home Depot .. the colored ones appear to be of a little heavier material than the standard unfinished cages... so they should hold up when pots are watered.

  • Della
    Della Greenville, SC

    I Love the repurpose idea. I can see how it will allow me to have more space and varied heights on my small circle table on my porch. By july I have full sun plants that need shade. I took my old cages to trash twice. Reclaimed them twice. So gld

  • Marilyn Zaruba
    Marilyn Zaruba Frisco, TX

    Cute, cute, cute and now you don't have to move pots around when you sweep or blow off the patio. I am doing this.

  • SC
    SC Spring Hill, FL

    Thank you to share this idea. I've 2 left and turned to be a very nice plant stand for my front yard.

    • Zest it Up
      Zest it Up Atascadero, CA

      Our pleasure! We'd love to see photos!

  • Shamara Ambi

    I have done this same thing, only I put the drip trays from flower pots in the rings and make a bird feeder... it's also ended up being a squirrel & deer feeder too...

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