Repurposing A Tree Stump

I saw this really cute trump stump, turned into a planter, on Facebook. It made me think about all the ways you could dress up an old tree stump.

Tree Stump Planter

Make A Planter

One of the best ways to repurpose a tree stump is to turn it into a planter. This would be a great option if you have an old tree stump in your yard that you want to get rid of. To do this, you would simply drill a few holes into the top of the stump and fill it with soil. Or, if the tree stump is already rotted out in the center, you can fill it right away, without any drilling. Then, you can plant flowers, herbs, or vegetables in the stump. The Shingled House has some nice instructions on drilling out a tree stump to become a planter.

Carve A Tree Stump

Another option for repurposing a tree stump would be to use it as a piece of garden art. If you have the talent, you could carve the stump into a sculpture or paint it with bright colors. This would be a great way to add personality to your garden and make it truly unique.

Carved Tree Stump

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You would need some serious talent and skill to carve something like this owl tree stump. It was carved with a chainsaw!

Owl Carved from Tree Stump

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Make Furniture

If you have a large tree stump, you could also use it as a piece of outdoor furniture. For example, you could even off the top, and add a piece of glass or wood, and turn it into a coffee table or an end table. Or, you could use it as a seat by adding a cushion to the top.

Tree Stump Repurposed Into a Table

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A Tree Stump Fairy Garden

Another option for repurposing a tree stump is to create a fairy garden. This is a great project for kids or adults who want to add a touch of magic to their yard. There are several ways to use your stump for a fairy garden. One is to simply hollow out the center of the stump and fill it with soil. Then, you can plant flowers, herbs, or vegetables inside the stump or around the perimeter of the stump. In the center of the stump, you can place a statue of a fairy or a gnome, or other decorations to create a magical scene.

You could also carve or add a front door and windows to the stump, making it a magical fairy house for your yard. You can find plenty of door and window kits, and other fairy house adornments on Amazon and other gardening websites.

Tree Stump Fairy House

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As you can see, there are many different ways that you can repurpose a tree stump. So, if you have an old stump in your yard, don’t be afraid to get creative and turn it into something new.

Thanksgiving In The Garden

Absolutely love this! If you live in a warmer climate, such as California or Florida, why not hold your Thanksgiving dinner outside? You could enjoy the cool fall air and the beautiful autumn leaves.

Thanksgiving in the Garden

In this Beer Garden Table Makeover and Alfresco Thanksgiving project, they first refinished an old beer table. Once that was finished, the table was decorated with a vase of autumn leaves, 2 pumpkins, and the rest you see in the picture. This can be great family activity everyone will enjoy. Very Thankgiving-ish looking and a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to dine.

Halloween Painted Rocks

Helen Emmence makes her own Halloween painted rocks. You can buy the cement and silicon molds on amazon. These would be so cute for Halloween, or even just for fall, placed along your walks, or in your flower beds. I don’t think I would need this many of them. Even a few would help dress up your yard.

Halloween Rocks

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Painted a bright orange.

Orange Rocks

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Taken out of the molds, before Painting

Rocks Before Painting

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Troll Doll Planters

Troll Dolls are toys that date back to 1959. They were first made in Denmark by a Danish woodcutter, Thomas Dam. The original troll doll was carved as a Christmas gift for Dam’s daughter, Lila. When the kids in town saw the doll, they wanted one. too, and the company “Dam Things” was born. The dolls were made from plastic instead of wood, and were called “Good Luck Trolls”.

Still popular today, the Troll dolls are being used as planters, often for succulents. They are so cute!

Troll Doll Planters

I don’t know for sure how they are made, but my guess is that you would remove the hair, and maybe remove the plastic base of the hair, so there would be more room for the potting soil. Then add your soil, plants and water.

The larger sized troll dolls could hold a larger plant, as in this picture:

Large Troll Doll Planter

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They’re just so cute!

A Fun Slide

This would be a great slide to have if you have a hill on your property. Kids and grownups alike would love it. It would be great for family get togethers, reunions, or just a bbq for friends.

Hill Slide

So awesome. Good use of a hill on your property!

Garden Trellis Made With Sticks

Garden Trellis made with sticks. This is a unique trellis for your climbing vines. Plus it’s a DIY project and can save you the money you would spend on a store-bought trellis.

Trellis Made of Sticks

I’m sure every gardener has seen a trellis at some point, but how many know how to make one? You can find sticks in the woods or even on the sidewalks of your neighborhood (especially after a windy day!). You can lash the sticks together with chicken wire, or to add a rustic touch, try using natural twine to lash the sticks together.

You can add flowering vines like honeysuckle or morning glories onto your trellis. Or try growing beans on your trellis. It is easy because they just love climbing!