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.
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.
Image from: https://imgur.com/gallery/HCOjTeS
You would need some serious talent and skill to carve something like this owl tree stump. It was carved with a chainsaw!
Image from: https://www.shaungilbert.uk/galleries/owls/owls-6d-chainsaw-carved-owl-sculpture/
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.
Image from: https://agreenhand.com/tree-stump-ideas/
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.
Image from: themagiconions.com
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.