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Instant Upgrade: Tomato Cage Plant Stand

A brand new use for a garden staple. 

tomato cage upgrade hack
Photography by: Chelsea Cavanaugh

Useful in gardens, tomato cages are also ripe for repurposing as pretty plant stands. Cut off the spiky feet with a clipper, then spray-paint the cage gold. Set it on its wide end, and fit a pot inside.


Note: Pot your plants in vessels that allow for drainage, then slip those into pretty cachepots.


DETAILS: Gilbert & Bennett galvanized tomato cages, 42", $32 for 5, Krylon Premium Metallic spray paint, in 18-kt. Gold, $7 for 8 oz.,