I wish I was the clever girl who came up with the idea to turn tomato cages into plant stands, but I got the idea from Hot for Houses’s Instagram feed. While she simply found colorful tomato cages at Lowe’s, I got silver cages from Sears for $2.99. With a pair of heavy duty wire cutters, I cut the stakes off the bottom. I cut one cage shorter than the rest to stagger their sizes. Then using hot pink, sky blue and metallic gold spray paint, I sprayed each cage a different color. I sealed them with a coat of clear spray paint to protect them.
Over the weekend we took a trip to Lowe’s so I could get some bright and colorful pots to use in my cages. We also bought succulents. I got one with red tips and an aloe plant. My husband picked out a succulent plant that he said looked like deer antlers. I love how these potted plants added color and style to our previously empty deck area.
To make a tomato cage plant stand, you’ll need:
– tomato cages
– spray paint
– flower pots that will fit securely inside them
– potting soil
– plants of your choice