(insert “Psycho” movie violin screech sound here)
You know me well enough to know…I love logs, stumps, wood.
This was fairly easy.
Okay…I can’t lie.
It was a pain in the booty.
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.
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.
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…
One more thing before I get my house cleaned up so we can dirty it again…
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Please visit their blog and say hello, they are very sweet.
On that note…hope you have a sweet weekend!
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Stumbled onto your page from a post on Hometalk. Loving it so far! Can’t wait to explore more!
Love your tree stump ideas … They are awesome
Just love it ! Got to try it. I too am partial to stumps. Must be some virus. 😉
Stump Flu 😉
LOVE IT….LIKE DIFFERENT….
I like your stump planter so much, I am featuring it on my blog on Tuesday, July 1st 🙂 Pinned, too…
What a fun, original idea!
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!!
Thank you, Joy!
love this project thanks for sharing.
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.
Perfect, Christie! So many ideas out there. Did you see the stump table we made? If you are interested, let me know!
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!
Super clever idea!!
Very innovative uses for old tree stump
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
Sorry,on my phone, meant to say (A log we have)
Thank you, Kristin! I miss you. Lets chat soon XO
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.