How to Turn a Tomato Cage Into a Plant Stand

Tomato cages aren’t just for tomatoes. Upcycle a tomato cage to a modern, unique planter for anywhere in your home, inside or out.

Tomato Cage Planter
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Skill Level: Beginner
Estimated Time: 1/2 day
Estimated Cost: $50 

Photo by: Gary Payne

Gary Payne

Tools and Materials

  • tomato cage
  • spray paint
  • wire cutters
  • flower pot
  • soil
  • plants
  • measuring tape

Trim to Size

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Mina Starsiak of Good Bones partners with Lowes. Not to be used for alternative clients/purposes.

Photo by: Gary Payne

Gary Payne

Flip the tomato cage upside down and use wire cutters to trim just above the rung at the desired height. Mix and match various cage heights for even more impact.

Measure

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Mina Starsiak of Good Bones partners with Lowes. Not to be used for alternative clients/purposes.

Photo by: Gary Payne

Gary Payne

Measure the circumference of the top rung of the tomato cage and find a pot that matches the size. Have fun when selecting the pots.

Paint

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Mina Starsiak of Good Bones partners with Lowes. Not to be used for alternative clients/purposes.

Photo by: Gary Payne

Gary Payne

Use spray paint to add color to the cage. Add two or more coats to maximize the color.

Finish

Photo by: Gary Payne

Gary Payne

Add soil to the pots and layer in plants for depth. Mix lots of varying colors and texture for added visual interest.

Mina Starsiak of Good Bones partners with Lowes. Not to be used for alternative clients/purposes.

Mina Starsiak of Good Bones partners with Lowes. Not to be used for alternative clients/purposes.

Photo by: Gary Payne

Gary Payne

Water right after planting to anchor the plant roots.

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