Do you have an unused tree stump? If you do, please don’t throw it away. There are various things you can do with a tree stump. Here, we listed 17 tree stump ideas that will give you inspiration on how to turn an unused tree stump into something awesome.
Our ideas are diverse, which means you will find one or two that you like. Are you ready? Let’s get started.
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Tree Stump Side Table
Let’s start with something small first: a coffee table. A coffee table is always nice to have in the living room. It completes the look of the room and at the same time, allows you to place cups, mugs and even magazine on and in it.
If you have a sizable tree stump, turning it into a coffee table is certainly among the best tree stump decorating ideas you can try. A wooden coffee table looks great on a living room with wooden flooring and white walls.
Speaking of a coffee table, are you looking for some ideas for inspiration? If the answer is a yes, check our ideas for the coffee table.
Garden Tic Tac Toe
Want to make the backyard more fun? Create a game board using the unused tree stump that you have. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. A thick, flat slice of the stump will be more than enough to play a board game like tic tac toe.
A tic tac toe board is not the only idea that you can create, of course. There are many tree stump ideas for the backyard. If you have children, use the tree stump to create a game board to play your children’s favorite game. That will be fun!
Creating candle holders is among the most creative tree stump decorating ideas you can try. Candle holders made from tree stump undoubtedly are unique. After all, how often do you see candle holders like these?
Not only that, these candle holders are not just good in terms of functionality but also good in terms of aesthetics too. Such candle holders make the surrounding area feels and looks warmer. This makes them the ideal choice for candle holders.
Tree Stump Table Ideas
Next in our tree stump ideas is to turn it into a bathroom stool. You can be as creative as you want with your unused tree stump. Suppose you want to try tree stump furniture ideas. Here’s our idea: create a bathroom stool from it.
Unlike the usual bathroom stools, a bathroom stool made from a tree stump certainly makes the bathroom more interesting.
This is especially true if the stool has dark-colored finish while the bathroom is mostly in white or other light neutral colors.
Outdoor Tree Stump Ideas
Sometimes, you don’t have to remove the tree stump from where it is. Instead of digging it and throw it away, why not turn it into a garden centerpiece? Turning a dead tree stump into a lively garden centerpiece is undoubtedly among the best outdoor tree stump ideas you can try.
So, what can you do to turn the stump into a garden centerpiece? Use colorful flowers and surround the stump with them.
Use the stump as the stage on which the flowers can stand out. This simple garden centerpiece will surely look beautiful and make the garden looks livelier.
Planters with Flowers
- have unused tree trump but don’t know what to do with it
- have a garden
- want to make the garden more interesting
Then try making unique planters from the tree stump. Planters made of a tree stump can look appealing, especially if the stump is planted on the ground.
All it takes to create planters from the stump is to create holes that are deep enough to contain the plants and soil. Put the soil and plants. There you go. Now you get attention-grabbing planters with flowers.
Tree Stump Bench Ideas
Need some benches? Another example of tree stump ideas is to create unique benches. A tree stump can be used as the base of a bench as well.
However, the benches won’t look like ordinary benches out there. This is especially true if the tree stump has a rather unusual shape.
One of the tree stump bench ideas you can try is to turn them into simple benches with three legs. You can make the benches look more attractive by painting the lower half white. This accentuates the natural color of the stump, allowing them to stand out more.
If you have large tree stumps, there are more outdoor tree stump ideas to try. For example, you can create a garden fence from those stumps.
Depending on how you want your garden to look, you can either give the fence finish or left them as they are, unfinished.
Outdoor Dining Seats
You want a garden that looks very natural. As such, you choose to use pieces of furniture that have not been processed or at least ones that look as natural as possible.
That is, no doubt, a great idea! After all, who wouldn’t like to spend their time in such a natural and immersive garden?
If you have tree stumps, it is time to take them out and chop them off to create ‘natural’ chairs like the above. Note how these chairs accentuate the garden. They don’t stand out like a sore thumb. Instead, they complement and complete the natural garden.
Recycled Tree Stump Stools
Tree stumps tend to have a tabular-like shape. Due to this, one of the easiest tree stump creative ideas is to create stools.
Especially, medium to large size stools. Of course, this will take a bit of woodwork. However, the results are really worth the time and effort.
One of the best things about creating your own stools from tree stumps is that you can be as creative as you like with them.
For example, painting them, chip them off to create texture, abrade and finish them. So, just go ahead and recycle your tree stumps and turn them into extraordinary stools.
Wooden Table with Natural Touch
We already listed several tree stump furniture ideas like benches, chairs, and stools. What about tables? Can you make tables from stumps?
Well, yes. You can. And just like the other pieces of furniture, tables from stumps look unique. The table above is an excellent example of this uniqueness.
Notice how the table still has its tree stump shape with thin metal feet as its support. Despite being asymmetrical, the table is very appealing. This is especially true since the wooden table is allowed to stand out from the rest in the room.
The previous tree stump ideas give you examples that mostly have one purpose only. What if you need something that can be used for several purposes? Again, you can do so using a tree stump as the main material.
Notice how the cut tree stump above can be used for many things. From a cup or mug holder, a pot for greeneries or flowers, to décor to give a natural vibe to the room. It is a multipurpose décor indeed.
Fairy Garden Tree Stump
What do you think about this tiny treehouse? While the other tree stump ideas in our list are mostly functional, this tiny treehouse decor is fully aesthetical.
That’s right. The only purpose of it is to make the garden looks more beautiful. Your garden will look even better with such a delicate décor.
Beautiful Garden Lighting
Adding lighting to the garden will make it looks breathtaking at night. Especially, if you used the proper lighting. Look how the stump is sliced into several pieces, all of which have the same hole in the middle. This hole is for the lighting. This is a practical and clever way to create beautiful garden lighting.
By the way, are you interested in growing your own succulent garden? If you do, you may want to check out our succulent garden ideas here for inspiration.
Wood Stump Walkway
Creating steps for the garden is another example of our tree stump ideas here. Cutting the stumps into many pieces and plant them on the ground gives you natural-looking and amazing garden steps. This works even better if the stump still looks fresh.
What do you think about the kitchen sink above? We did say that you can be as creative as you like. Of course, that includes turning them into a kitchen sink.
How does tree stump sink look? Very unique, obviously. To create such a kitchen sink, you will need to coat the stump with a waterproof coating.
Natural and Modern Table
The last idea in our tree stump ideas list is an mix between modern décor and nature. The two look in contrast to each other.
This creates an interesting look. If anything, a natural and modern table like the above will become the focal point. Want to make it better? Add a pair of tree stump stools near the table.