DIY Tomato Cage Planters

DIY Tomato Cage Planters

I wanted to create something for the #StopDropandDIY challenge.  The challenge was to DIY something using plants for under $25.  I chose to make these DIY Tomato Cage Planters.  Fortunately I had all these materials at home already and didn’t have to spend a dime, but I will include links and prices in case you want to make these for yourself.

Here is how.

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Materials Used for this Project…

Metal Tomato Cage – Approx $6 each
Plastic Planters Approx. $6-8 each
Plants of Your Choice Approx. $10 each depending on plant choice
Spray Paint – Approx. $4

Step 1 in making DIY Tomato Cage Planters, Cut the Wires…

Flip the cage so the largest circle is resting on the ground.  Carefully cut the top wires off.  I wanted them to be different heights so I cut one at the first circle, and the other one at the second circle.  Like this….

You could do whatever height you want.

Step 2, DIY Tomato Cage Planters, Spray Paint…

Next, I took them outside and gave them a quick coat of spray paint.  We had some navy blue paint in the garage so I used that, but feel free to use whatever color you want, OR you could leave them as is.  Also, they sell colored tomato cages too, if you rather not have to paint.

Step 3…

Insert plants and…..THAT’S IT FOLKS.  I used plastic planters and made sure to measure if they would fit before I put them in.  I bought these planters at Target years ago so I linked a similar one in the Materials List above.

The smaller planter in the taller stand is about 8 inches across, and the larger one in the shorter stand is about 11 1/2 inches across.

Not bad for not having to spend any money, or even leave to house to get materials to make these.  What do you think?


DIY Tomato Cage Planters


  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap February 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Wow! I wouldn’t have thought of this. Very creative.

  • Reply Jessica February 22, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    These looks so great as indoor planters! Great idea!

    • Reply Jodi House February 22, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks! I am so glad you like them.

  • Reply Emily February 23, 2020 at 11:08 am

    This is so creative!! I love how they turned out!! Such a great project!!

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