Lowe's Home Improvement

Flowerpot Trellis

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Create a DIY trellis perfect for flowering vines in a flowerpot.

 Flowerpot trellises with climbing flowers on a patio

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Wire-cutting pliers


  • 8 - 42-in tomato cages, #93190
  • 4-in black cable ties, #76328
  • 14-in terra-cotta pot, #94454
  • Soil
  • Rust-Oleum spray paint, Key Lime
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Step 1

 Clip off wire ends
Cut the legs off of two tomato cages. Save the cutoffs for later use. A smaller cage can be made using 33-in tomato cages with three rings.

Step 2

 Nest two cages together
Nestle one cage inside another for extra structural support. Alternate the long vertical wires so they're equidistant to each other when nested.

Step 3

  Connect nested cages
Fasten cable ties to secure the two cages at their intersections. Repeat steps 1-3 with the last two cages.

Step 4

 Connect two pairs of cages with cable ties
Stack the two pairs of cages vertically with the largest rings touching. Fasten the top to the bottom with cable ties. If you want to camouflage the cages, spray-paint them green.

Step 5

  Anchor the trellis in a flowerpot
Bend the cut off legs in half like hairpins and use them to stake the cage to the soil in the flowerpot.