10 Old Gizmos for Trellises and Other Plant Supports

Use bicycle wheels, chopsticks, baby gates, and tomato cages to make trellises, arbors, and other supports that will spread your plants upward instead of outward. Other materials that you can reuse for this purpose include soda pop six-pack trellis, undressed umbrella, rebar, rain gear, wooden clothes drying rack, plastic pipe, and old tent frame parts.

10 Old Gizmos for Trellises

–Chicken wire for vines
–Fishing line for invisible trellises
–Paint inexpensive, cone-shaped tomato cages green and use for holding up peonies
–Use rebar to make teepee for plants
–Use plastic pipe to fashion trellises, and more
–How to use a bicycle-wheel
–Use a baby gate
–Simply unfold a wooden cloths drying rack and stick into the ground near vines.
–Use chopsticks for houseplant supports
–Fasten six-hole plastic rectangles together with twist ties, and then thread the ends with dowels.

Link here for directions for how to make Five Cool Make-it-Yourself Garden Gizmos.

Adapted from Great Garden Gadgets, A Rodale Organic Gardening Book. Copyright (c) 2001 by Rodale Inc. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Inc.
Adapted from Great Garden Gadgets, A Rodale Organic Gardening Book.


Shanti S.
S S5 years ago

Thank you.

Lydia W.
Lydia S5 years ago

We use an old metal headboard for vines , metal snap together grids can be attached to
fences if you no longer need them in the home .

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Marie W.
Marie W5 years ago

Good reuse.

Mary B.
Mary B5 years ago

Old roll away beds with the wire mesh on them make good trellises to lean against a wall, or to shade a window.

Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago

will try for some plants!

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Dale Overall

Interesting, a good recycling idea.

Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago

thanks for posting

Gianna Macias
Gianna Macias6 years ago

Will use some of these for my tomatoes.