Tomato Cage Plant Stand

6 Materials
1 Hour

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If you have been around my Instagram account for any amount of time you probably know that I am a brave NEW houseplant mama. For years, Y-E-A-R-S, I brushed off my potential to fervently keep anything alive except my 4 small children. Now that they are getting a tad older and semi - self sufficient I decided that 2020 would be the year that I take on the loving care of something new.

Well, let me tell ya. Im kind of a go big or go home kind of person and I’ve accidentally (on purpose) acquired a total of 6 (!) houseplants in the past month. Yep. I said MONTH.

In this past month I have managed to give them all of my plant babies names, decorative homes and I’ve also downloaded an app to keep track of their care/watering schedule. I’m an overachiever, I know.

The latest grouping of plants were purchased less than a week ago with a little bit of money that my husbands grandparents sent for my recent birthday. In this trip I was looking for plants for a few specific places in my home, one being a taller tree—like plant that I could use to fill an empty space on my back porch in the summer, then bring it in for winter.

I managed to come home with a rubber tree that sat about 20” off of the ground. I knew if I wanted it to fill in more vertical space for the time being I needed to figure out a way to make a stand for it. When looking around my garage I had a lightbulb moment remembering a hack that I had recently seen on Pinterest that I could make out of a tomato cage. You know, the kind you use in a vegetable garden.

Project Supplies:

Tomato Cage

Spray Paint (optional)

Yarn of Choice


Glue Gun

Plant in a Planter (I also spray painted my planters)

The hack that I read was 3 steps, simple and straight forward: 

Step 1:

Remove the hanging legs. (I did this by flipping the cage upside down and bending the legs back and forth until they snapped off.)

Step 2: (optional)

Spray paint the cages a desirable color. (I used black universal spray paint that I had on hand)

Step 3:

Place planter inside of tomato cage. Done. 

At this point they were “finished” but they were a tad to plain and ordinary for my taste. I began searching through my craft cabinet for a reasonable solution and stumbled on a roll of jute and some leftover yarn. I quickly grabbed my glue gun and I was ready to jazz these planters up!

I chose two colors of yarn that would compliment my porch decor and also incorporated the jute. I decided what order I wanted them to go in then used a dab of hot glue to secure them to the tomato cage. 

I then began wrapping the yarn/jute around the top two tiers of the tomato cage adjusting the strands so they would lay in the same pattern with every wrap.

When the perimeter was complete I used another dab of hot glue to secure the ends to the starting spot. 

I took a few extra minutes to separate the strands of yarn/jute with equal spacing so they would take on a “weave” like pattern.

I made a second stand the same way with different yarn then finally placed the platers into my newly made stands!

Didn’t they turn out so cute!?!?!

This project was so simple and easy and since I had all of the supplies around my house it was also FREE!

Please send me a picture if you decide to try this project! I always enjoy hearing that you were inspired by something that I have created!

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  • Harold Knight Harold Knight on Mar 29, 2021

    This is a great project ,I will be doing this.

  • B B on Apr 25, 2021

    Nice idea but how sturdy would it be for a plant stand?

  • Diane Diane on Sep 29, 2023

    Where did you get your cages? I buy mine at Walmart and there flimsy. Love the idea of these

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  • Bonnie Jo Bonnie Jo on Jun 25, 2023

    I had made a tomato cage plant stand several years ago. Since it is now in our living room, I decided to spruce it up by adding some macrame to it. Love how it turned out.

  • PaperCutPlace PaperCutPlace 4 days ago

    Oh wow! This is an excellent idea! It looks classy too!