This DIY project is sure to turn your view of a tomato cage on its head
This clever tutorial from ProFlowers explains how you can transform this garden staple into a piece of elegant decor.
You will need:
Tomato cage — You can find a new cage or upcycle one you already own, just make sure that you remove any dirt and rust before starting the project.
Bolt cutters — The cutters you use need to be sturdy enough to cut the tomato cage; these can also be borrowed from a friend.
Spray paint — For this DIY, we’ve chosen a copper/gold paint but select a color that best fits your style and existing decor.
Potted plant — If you are creating more than one stand, try using different sized plants to create levels and visual interest.
1. Cut off the protruding metal spikes that stick into the ground. Make sure your cuts are clean and straight as this will be the most visible part of the stand when you finish.
2. Take the color of your choice and spray paint the cage thoroughly. Make sure that you spray paint outside or in a well-ventilated space.
Pro tip: Spray a base coat of white paint first to get a brighter top coat of color.
3. Allow time for the paint to dry (usually about 1–2 hours) but let it sit overnight to be safe. Once it is completely dry, flip the cage so the widest side is facing down.
4. Set your decorative pot in carefully, making sure that it won’t slip through. Then place your potted plant in and enjoy your new plant stand.
Tutorial courtesy of ProFlowers