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Tomato cages who knew??

I have to admit I have become a plant-a-holic! In my home you are literally tripping over plants. My husband seems a bit annoyed with my new found hobby, however bites his tongue when I tell him plants are good for the environment, they help us breathe, clean our air and whatever else I can come up with on a whim...

The truth is I love the look of plants...period! Plants add warmth and depth to every and any space.

My other obsession right now is copper so combining the 2 together??...... no brainer. While looking for this combo I found these gorgeous copper ones at Urban Outfitters but $59 is not a price I was willing to pay.

So like any DIY'er on a budget I decided to make my own, and the results made me very happy.. as well as the cost ;) Check it out, it is easy and not very time consuming you just need to wait for the paint to dry.

First I purchased some tomato cages from Walmart at $4 each. when I got home I snipped off the spikes that go into the ground using some wire cutters (if you don't have just bend the spikes back and forth until they become loose and break). These cages come in different heights and widths so get a few and make it interesting.

Step 2 was to spray paint them, now because I am copper obsessed of course I had some copper paint on hand, but here is where you could have some fun. Choose any colour you would like black, brass, gold, red, yellow, blue the sky's the limit!!!

BAM! That was it, once the paint dried the hardest thing was deciding what plants to use in my new stands.

From there I discovered all the different uses for these amazing $4 items. Need a bedside table? add some wood to the top! Hosting a BBQ and table space is limited? how about a salad bowl stand?

The point is to be creative, think outside the box and take some risks!

Have a great week:)


"Creative People do not see things merely for what they are; they see them for what they can be"

-Julia Israel

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