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

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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.
1. Plant stand
Martha Stewart simply cuts off the spiked ends and applies a coat of metallic spray paint to create interesting plant stands. The modern look showcases the simple design of the tomato cage. Follow her idea here.
2. Fall leaves topiary
Topiaries can be expensive and take up a lot of storage room in your attic. Sherri with Thrifty Artsy Girl solves this problem with her fall leaves topiaries created from tomato cages. She can easily create them and then deconstruct them once the season has ended. These festive tomato cage topiaries create a beautiful glow in her living room, but can be used outside as well. ​
3. Rustic chandelier
Unique lighting fixtures add a touch of elegance to any setting. This rustic chandelier looks like it cost a lot of money, but was actually created from a little bit of wood, hardware and a tomato cage. In just a few hours, you can create a tomato cage chandelier by following the easy step-by-step tutorial 

4. Holiday card holder
This tomato cage card holder makes artwork of the holiday cards you receive. The addition of burlap and ribbon make it something you can proudly display in any room. You can even customize it to fit your holiday décor. Follow the tutorial here.
5. Industrial lamp
Ashleigh@Sincerely crafted a functional work of art using a rusty, old tomato cage and an old lamp. She removed the wiring from the old lamp and placed it inside the tomato cage. The end result is a standing lamp with a modern, industrial appeal.

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