Gardening Garden Design Garden Projects How to Make a Tomato Cage Plant Stand Repurpose a wire tomato cage to create a tall plant stand perfect for a front stoop container garden. Add rustic flair by wrapping rope around the wires. By Jenny Krane Jenny Krane Jenny Krane graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Magazine Journalism and English in 2017, and has worked professionally in the magazine field for 5 years. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 8, 2022 Share Tweet Pin Email Project Overview Working Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 2 hours Skill Level: Kid-friendly Elevated plant stands don't need to be expensive. Take a day for a DIY project and make a plant stand using an upside-down tomato cage. Dress up the metal cage with tightly-wrapped rope for added color and texture. Finish the look with a fun pot and colorful plants. What You'll Need Equipment / Tools Tin snips Scissors Hot glue gun Materials Tomato cage Spray paint Jute rope Hot glue stick Instructions Carson Downing Trim the Tomato Cage Using your cutting tool, trim your tomato cage to the desired height. Discard any unwanted wire. You'll want to fit the pots you intend to use into the cage to determine how many sections to cut off. Paint the Tomato Cage After clipping the tomato cage, use spray paint to give the remaining wire frame uniform color. Use small, even strokes to cover the entire cage. We used black paint to allow the jute rope to pop against the dark color. Let the paint dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. Related: Tips for Using Spray Paint Wrap Horizontal Wires in Rope Starting at a point where the vertical and horizontal wires intersect, hold the end of the rope against the wire with one hand, and then open the twist with your other hand and feed it onto the wire. Continue this process until you have made it all the way around the wire and you're back where you began. Hot-Glue the Rope Trim the rope and hot glue the connection where the beginning and end of the rope meet. Let the glue dry before placing a pot. Try to have your seams on all the layers along one side of the planter stand so you can position all of them to the back when they're in use. Place a Pot In Place your filled flower pot into the base and enjoy your new plant stand. Cluster multiple stands together at different heights for a cute and cohesive look.