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Got an old tomato cage? Don't toss it out. Here are 10 gorgeous ideas

Tomato cages have an interesting shape. Long after garden season ends, you may find yourself looking at your tomato cages and wondering what else they can be used for. The heavy gauge wire construction makes it ideal for creating stunning projects.
You can find tomato cages in antique stores, junk places and hardware stores. Although old ones are usually just a bare metal, new ones come coated in brilliant colors. These projects will have you searching for them everywhere you go.
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Plant stand (h/t Martha Stewart)
Simply cut off the spiked ends and apply a coat of metallic spray paint to transform an old tomato cage into an interesting plant stand. The modern look showcases the simple design of the tomato cage. Check out the following video for the full tutorial.
Fall leaves topiary (h/t Thrifty Artsy Girl)
Topiaries can be expensive and take up a lot of storage room in your attic. The video below solves this problem by demonstrating how to transform an old tomato cage into a fall leaves topiary! You can easily create them and then deconstruct them once the season has ended. These festive tomato cage topiaries create a beautiful glow in a living room, but can be used outside as well. ​
Rustic chandelier (h/t The V Spot)
Unique lighting fixtures add a touch of elegance to any setting. The video below demonstrates how to create an expensive looking rustic chandelier with just a tomato cage, some wood, and some hardware. In just a few hours, you can create a great lighting addition to any patio or garden!
Holiday card holder (h/t Tater Tots and Jello)
This tomato cage card holder makes artwork of the holiday cards you receive. A fresh coat of paint and the addition of yarn make it something you can proudly display in any room. You can even customize it to fit your holiday décor. Follow the video tutorial below.
End table (h/t Holtwood Hipster)
By adding a round wooden top to a trimmed tomato cage, Holtwood Hipster built her own end table. Perfect for setting beside a chair or for use on a patio, this charming end table will have your friends taking a closer look.
Christmas trees (h/t 17 Apart)
Christmas light displays can be very expensive -- and you only use them once a year. You can create your own using a tomato cage and a few strands of outdoor Christmas lights. Watch the following video for a step-by-step tutorial demonstrating how to turn your summertime tomato cages into a wintertime delight.
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