DIY Stump Planter



They’re ba-a-a-ack!

(insert “Psycho” movie violin screech sound here)

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You know me well enough to know…I love logs, stumps, wood.

Heck…even twigs.

Who WOODEN’T????? 

DIY Stump Planter

 This was fairly easy.

Okay…I can’t lie.

It was a pain in the booty.

Stump Planter


Do I still think you should try it?


Just use a very old, rotted stump.

Ours sat out in the elements (blizzards, rain, and even a tornado) for years.

Probably about 4 years to be exact.

The idea here, is to find a stump, or a big log that is soft in the center.

Stump Planter Tutorial

 My hubby started this one out for me with a chisel and a hammer, and then I finished it.

I suppose a screw driver would work too.

It takes a little bit of strength and patience.

Chisel sideways, then down, then repeat.

Eventually, chunks come out.

You end up with a hole that is large enough to fit your soil and flower of choice.

You can also drill drain holes, but I didn’t.

It’s doing fabulous out there weeks later.

Easy Stump Planter

After a couple seasons this will rot the entire stump and we will burn it.

Until then…I love it.

Here’s more stump and log ideas for you…

Stump Table
Dead Tree Stump From Our Yard Becomes End Table by

DIY Stump Table

American Flag Log Candle

Almost Free American Flag Candle Log Tutorial

DIY Stump Planter

What to do with logs and stumps from your yard.

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One more thing before I get my house cleaned up so we can dirty it again… has a new food contributor joining the team.

They are a mother and daughter duo, and they are very talented chefs and photographers.

Please welcome Maddie and Julie from

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Their debut is July 2nd!

 Please visit their blog and say hello, they are very sweet.

On that note…hope you have a sweet weekend!


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19 Responses

  1. Stumbled onto your page from a post on Hometalk. Loving it so far! Can’t wait to explore more!

  2. Donna Blair says:

    Love your tree stump ideas … They are awesome

  3. leslee Rau says:

    Just love it ! Got to try it. I too am partial to stumps. Must be some virus. 😉

  4. Mary says:


  5. Meegan says:

    I like your stump planter so much, I am featuring it on my blog on Tuesday, July 1st 🙂 Pinned, too…

  6. Sharon says:

    What a fun, original idea!

  7. joy delong says:

    We have three oak stumps on our porch courtesy of Hurricane Ivan that I’ve been using as plant stands for several years. My husband will hate me for it, but thanks for the ideas!! I especially love the candle holder!!

  8. ann daniel says:

    love this project thanks for sharing.

  9. Christie S says:

    Lucky for me, I work for my brother who owns a tree service:)
    Lots and lots of stumps here, all shapes and sizes! Love all your ideas.

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Perfect, Christie! So many ideas out there. Did you see the stump table we made? If you are interested, let me know!

  10. Lois Stimax says:

    My neighbor cut down some sweet gum trees–very green wood with lots of sap. He cut the stumps the right height to use around the fire pit, but they are to gooey to sit on! I got some old tshirts, sewed across the shoulders and around the sleeves to make them like tubes, and can fit them over the stumps. They work like a charm!

  11. Deborah says:

    Very innovative uses for old tree stump

  12. Kristin says:

    I love this idea Julie ever since you posted this I wanted to do it to a log have wanted to do it to a log we have on the side of our house

  13. Kristin says:

    Sorry,on my phone, meant to say (A log we have)

  14. Gerrie Brown says:

    We just had a huge tree topped and I have several logs that I have been using as stools in the pasture, but now they will be turned into planters and tables. GREAT idea.

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