Who knew tomato cages are so useful for things other than tomatoes?!
I originally saw the idea to turn tomato cages into plant stands on Pinterest, but the post was lacking instructions. Although it seemed easy, I’m not typically comfortable “winging it,” so I needed to find instructions for my own sanity. So, again this week, I turned to Hometalk to search and utilize what I know will be a reliable “how-to.” If you don’t recall, I reviewed Hometalk in my previous blog post. I found several articles to explain this DIY, but I bookmarked three to compare in the app. Here’s a look at one of them from a screenshot.
How cute?! And simple! I love the colours that she added to her yard, but I like to keep things neutral. It it was nicer outside, I would spray paint my creation. This podcast host also loves spray paint.
I used two tomato cages to make two plant stands, but the process was the same, so I’ll walk you through one.
I flipped the cage upside down, first. I bent the legs (that normally would stick into the ground) until they snapped off, which surprisingly came off close enough to the circle brim. They’re a little sharp but I’m not too worried. Then, I painted. The first one is brown, because I liked how the clothing hanger shelf in a previous post turned out when painted brown. The second one I painted white. It required a few more coats of paint.
Voila! That easy.
Now, for my favourite part - how did I style these new plant stands? Take a peek.