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  • Atascadero, CA

DIY Modern Plant Stands

2 Materials
30 Minutes

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
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-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).
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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…

Suggested materials:

  • Tomato cages
  • Metal shears

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 13 questions
  • Cindi Smith
    on May 10, 2018

    Have any ideas on bird houses and bird baths?

    • Zest it Up
      on Oct 19, 2018

      Love that idea!! I think Mary has the right idea on how to make this project into a bird bath!

  • Patt
    on Aug 21, 2018

    Where can I purchase the colored wire tomato cages?

    • Rosemary
      on May 26, 2019

      I saw painted tomato cages in fun colours at our Dollar Store in Canada. Love this idea.

  • Terri G
    on Apr 23, 2019

    What kind of pots did you use for these? What size? I would think the plant would be too heavy for the tomato cages.

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  • Pauline St-Amand
    on Jan 4, 2019

    Yes, i will, i think it's a great idea! i would place another smaller one at the bottom on the floor.

  • Robin C. Sanders
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Yes!! Just laid a new patio and already have the cages and spray paint!

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