How to dress up a tree stump


Tree Stump Ideas That Will Blow You Away

Gnome Home

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Once a mighty oak, this tree-stump-turned-gnome-home tops out at over 6 feet high and adds fanciful interest to a wooded backyard. Nestled in a bed of lush hostas, any self-respecting gnome would be lucky to call this stump home. A talented DIYer framed roof supports from 2x4s and used wood shims to craft rustic shingles. The windows are fashioned from plywood and adorned with cedar detailing and painted-on curtains that pull the look together. 

Related: 21 Clever Little Things to Do with Scrap Wood

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Fairy Land

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This delightful fairy garden successfully incorporates natural elements with whimsical childhood treasures, and it’s sure to provide endless hours of entertainment for the young and the young at heart. This project makes it easy to see why fairy gardens are one of the most popular tree stump trends today. With the addition of a mossy roof, colorful mushrooms (fairies love mushrooms!), a tiny ladder, and a welcome sign, this stump is ready for any tiny winged guests who may visit.

Related: 19 "Zero Dollar" Garden Hacks

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Subtle Spa

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A sturdy stump makes a perfect pedestal for a bird bath. Use the basin from a former bird bath, a shallow terra cotta dish, or any other heavy basin or bowl to create a water retreat for your feathered friends. Add stones or a small solar fountain, and you’ll soon have birds flocking to your yard. If the stump isn’t in a shady spot, surround the bird bath with tall plants to help keep it cool during the heat of the day.

Related: 10 Inventive Designs for a DIY Garden Fountain

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Tic-Tac-Toe

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What could be more fun than turning a dead stump into a board game? Get the kids involved in crafting the game pieces, which in this case are smooth rocks painted to resemble ladybugs and bumblebees. Apply a coat of exterior sealer to the top of the wood to preserve your game board. Pull up a couple of lawn chairs and let the games begin!

Related: 10 Genius Ways to Make Your Backyard a Blast

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Backyard Adventure

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Molded plastic footholds, climbing grips (available from retailers that sell playground accessories), and a large tree stump become a climbing wall for little hands and feet. Attach a safety fence, constructed from dimensional lumber, and bolt the slats securely to the sides of the tree. Stabilize the boards with thick rope, and add a slide to keep youngsters occupied while they develop large motor skills.

Related: 12 Backyard Updates You Can Do in a Day

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Throne at Home

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Grab your favorite book and a cup of tea, then nestle down in this tree stump chair for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. The tree trunk was first cut to an appropriate height with a chainsaw, then carefully sculpted to form the chair seat, sides and decorative back. Many DIYers consider the act of carving to be a therapeutic activity, making this project a welcome respite from a long, busy day.

Related: Seat Yourself: 11 Ways to DIY Your Own Chair

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Farm Table

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Create your own table for open-air dining! To start, ensure the surface of the stump is as flat as possible to give you a level base. When choosing your tabletop, consider materials that strike the right ambiance for your outdoor living space—salvaged wood for a rustic retreat, metal for a modern vibe or even a large concrete slab for no-nonsense fun. For stability, insert one or more large bolts through the top of the slab and into the stump. There you have it—a simple table, perfect for lazy weekend breakfasts!

Related: 15 Doable Designs for a DIY Patio Table

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Classy Glass

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The glass top from an old patio table, combined with a uniquely shaped tree stump, makes a great spot for outdoor dining. If you don't already have a glass tabletop sitting around, you can have a piece of thick glass cut to a custom size and shape. If you go the custom route, make sure you're using tempered glass, that way if the table ever breaks, you won't have dangerously sharp glass pieces to pick up out of the grass. 

Related: 8 Unique Ways to Build Your Own Table

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Peek-a-Boo Bears

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A chainsaw in the hands of a talented sculptor can turn an ordinary tree stump into a work of art. This stump oozes whimsy and intrigue as two adorable bears peek out of their tree to watch passersby. Tree stump chainsaw sculptures should be periodically sealed (once every year) with a coat of clear marine varnish, or another penetrating exterior sealer, to keep them from splitting.

Related: 10 of the Best Trees for Any Backyard

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Stump Garden

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Nothing could be more natural than creating a flower bed in a carved out tree stump. If the center of the stump is already hollowed and rotted out, you’re in luck! Add soil and start planting. If the tree stump is still in tact, carve out a basin at least a few inches deep and fill it with quality garden soil. If the bottom of your new "pot" holds water, drill a couple of holes in the side of the trunk to allow for drainage.

Related: 10 Foolproof Flowers Anyone Can Grow

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Big Bench

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The bigger the tree, the greater the possibilities! This bench, skillfully cut from a massive tree stump, offers woodland visitors a serene spot to stop and enjoy the scenery. A commercial chainsaw is your best bet for making both the initial top cut and also to remove the large front section of the stump. A smaller chainsaw can be used to sculpt away the interior wood to form the seat, back and sides.

Related: 12 Doable Designs for a DIY Bench

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Little Cabin

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Birds and trees—the original combination. A tall stump makes a natural base for a birdhouse or a bird feeder. Constructed from branches to give it a log cabin look, this birdhouse blends effortlessly with its surroundings. Consider adding a wide plastic or metal baffle around the stump to discourage cats and squirrels from climbing up and reaching the feeder or birdhouse.

Related: 8 Ways to Combat Garden Pests

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Shabby Chic on Fleek

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Create a rustic landscape by grouping antique iron implements and wooden planters to form curbside decoration. This stump provides a columnar base to hold a bucket or planter, and it plays the additional role as a focal point in this charming assemblage. Check out craft and hobby stores to find weathered buckets, and attend a farm auction or visit a flea market to locate antique iron accents.

Related: 9 Clever Landscaping Hacks for Your Best-Ever Yard

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Don't Get Stumped

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You might have originally seen it as an eyesore, but after looking at these fun and inspiring projects that tree stump in your yard is your next DIY. 

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If you're looking for tree stump ideas, we've got you covered. For as it turns out, that old bit of tree can be transformed into a work of art, or a truly functional feature for your garden.

Perhaps you've had a tree stump at the bottom of your plot for years, that you've been trying to overlook. Or, maybe you've recently had a visit from a tree surgeon and have been left with a stump or two that you're not sure what to do with. But with a bit of know-how and creativity, there are many things you can try.

From turning them into a unique point of interest, or removing them from the ground to transform into fabulous furniture or fun stepping stones for the kids, you might be surprised at all the opportunities a tree stump can present. Before long, you'll find they are the perfect addition to your carefully considered garden design ideas. Read on to find out more.

1. Hollow out to use as a planter

Carmen from @carmypeach has turned these tree stumps into beautiful planters

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One of the simplest things to do with a tree stump is to turn it into a unique planter, for all your favourite flowers and foliage. Carmen of @carmypeach has done just that, adding a beautifully natural look to her garden.

It is quite simple to do the same – you just need to hollow out the centre of your stump with an axe or mattock (carefully, of course). Fill the bottom of the hole with grit or handfuls of gravel to improve drainage (you could also drill a hole or two lower down into the trunk) and then add potting soil before planting up.

Not only will the result look stunning, the plants will benefit from the nutrients of the tree stump as it naturally breaks down into the soil. Why not fill with cheery daffodils or tulips? Take a look at our guide to planting bulbs for advice.

2. Turn into hopscotch stepping stones

Shaz Young of @slinkyshaz has transformed these small tree stumps into a delightful game for little ones

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Who would of thought that tree stumps could be so cute? We love this idea from Shaz Young of @slinkyshaz , who has painted the tops of small stumps to recreate toadstools. 

Arranged in a wiggly stepping-stone pathway, they offer a lovely game of hopscotch for little ones, whilst adding an extra dose of magic to the garden.

Take a look at our best exterior wood paint if you'd like to get creative yourself.

3. Transform into beautiful furniture

This gorgeous side table is created from a reclaimed eucalyptus tree, by @treesoul_woodwork

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Why not repurpose your tree stump and bring it indoors? This unique table has been created from the wonderful material of eucalyptus.  

'This stump was reclaimed after a tall tree had been cut down from a resident's garden,' explains Kishan Mistry of Tree Soul Store . 'This wood's natural pattern and colour provides the perfect finish without the need for wood oil or varnish.' 

'The stump showcases beautiful consistent rings, as well as small sized open pores adding to its personality,' Kishan adds. 'Having furniture created from your own materials is amazing.' We couldn't agree more!

4. Enchant the little ones with a fairy house

Kids will love to play with this magical fairy home

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The garden can be a real place of wonder and imagination for children. So, if you're looking to keep your kids entertained out in the fresh air, why not transform a humble tree stump into a magical fairy castle?

With pebble pathways, floral window boxes, and a roof made of succulents, you'll have them entranced in no time. And if you haven't already, take a look at our other garden activities for kids for more inspiration.  

5. Turn a stump into a sculpture

An incredible owl design created by chainsaw artist Matthew Crabb

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As seen in this example by chainsaw artist Matthew Crabb , a tree stump can become a show-stopping focal point for your plot. 

We don't recommend trying to recreate such a feat yourself, unless you're a well-experienced chainsaw user. But, if you would like to turn an old tree stump into a work of art, then consider commissioning a chainsaw artist to do the job. You'll be left with a unique feature that you and your family will love for years to come.

6. Repurpose a tree stump for a table

Make your tree stump the epicentre of your seating area

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If you love a rustic look and have a large tree stump going spare, then why not repurpose it to be used as a table?

Give the top a good sand and use a spirit level to make sure it's flat, and voila – a beautiful, bespoke centre piece for your seating area. Smaller stumps can be used as stools – take a look at Adam Frost's garden seating area for free!

7. Top with a treehouse

A stump can be used to support a treehouse, as seen in this creation by Squirrel Design

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Got a particularly large tree stump? Like the idea of a treehouse? Then this idea is for you. The team at Squirrel Design have used the trunk of a chestnut to support this treetop wonder, and we love the dramatic impact it makes.

A fun-filled spot for kids to hang out or a peaceful retreat for adults to relax – a treehouse can be used by everyone. We love the addition of the hanging swing chair beneath, too. Take a look at our treehouse ideas for lots more stunning examples.

8. Carve into mushrooms for a magical feel

Mushrooms carved from tree stumps by chainsaw artist Matthew Crabb

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If you'd like to add a sense of Alice in Wonderland to your garden, then check out these tree stump mushrooms. Each one is expertly carved to create an otherworldly effect. 

Perfect along a fence, surrounding a seating area, or dotted amongst your flowerbeds, these would instantly elevate your garden and give it a unique feel. Again, you'd probably need to hire an expert to give you a hand, but we think the results would be well worth it.

9. Use for outdoor furniture

Tree stumps can be used as outdoor furniture, too

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These tree stumps have been given a chic makeover and transformed into outdoor furniture. Clustered into a group of three, they make a stylish centrepiece to surround with outdoor seating and adorn with lanterns. 

You'd simply need to sand tree stumps down and then seal with a protective varnish or oil to recreate the look. It's a look that perfectly aligns with our outdoor living space ideas which are so in vogue right now.

How do you seal a tree stump left in the ground?

Preserving your tree stump can help to slow the decomposing process

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It is relatively simple to seal a tree stump left in the ground. But why would you want to do so? Well, living tree stumps can, unfortunately, attract pests such as mites. They can also begin to rot. This can be useful if they're being used as natural planter (see above), but not so great if using as an outdoor table.

Due to the tree being a living thing, with roots which permeate the ground, it's impossible to stop a tree stump decomposing entirely. However, to slow the process, try these tips below:

  1. Give the stump a good clean, removing any mud or debris using a brush or damp cloth.
  2. Sand the top.
  3. Apply a polyurethane wood sealant to the top and sides, then wait 48 hours for it to dry.

A tree stump removed from the ground is easier to seal – just make sure the stump is fully dried out first. This can take up to six months or even longer if it's on the larger side, and should be done indoors – a garage is a good place for this.

How do you remove a large tree stump from the garden?

Not keen on your tree stump? You can opt to remove it instead

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The RHS offer some advice when it comes to removing large tree stumps from the garden:

  1. If you definitely don't want a tree stump left in your plot, then pay a tree surgeon to remove the stump at the same time that they fell the tree.
  2. Otherwise, if your tree has been freshly cut, you can add a chemical stump killer, making sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  3. You can also opt to physically remove the tree. Small tree stumps can be removed with a winch – although it is best to hire a professional to use this equipment safely.
  4. Larger tree stumps can be removed using a stump grinder or mini excavator, but again, make sure you hire a professional to do this, for safety reasons.
  5. One method to definitely avoid, is to try and burn it down – a fire can easily get out of control, or worse still, be positioned above a gas line!

For more advice, take a look at our guide on how to remove a tree stump.

The garden was always a big part of Holly's life growing up, as was the surrounding New Forest where she lived. Her appreciation for the great outdoors has only grown since then. She's been an allotment keeper, a professional gardener, and a botanical illustrator – plants are her passion.

what can be done from a stump in the country?

There comes a time when a tree that has been fruitful for many years or simply delighted you with its spreading crown has to be cut down. As a result, an unsympathetic stump is formed in its place, with which something needs to be done. You can, of course, uproot it, but often such work requires serious physical effort. After all, the root system of the old tree remains branched and very strong. If you also don’t want to dig a pit to extract the root, all that remains is to figure out how to decorate a stump in the garden with your own hands.

Contents

  • 1 Idea #1 - “stump on a spring day”

  • 2 Idea #2 - stump as garden furniture

    • 2.1 Option #1 - stump as chair

    • 2.2 Option #2 - original table

  • 3 Idea #3 - funny compositions

    • 3.1 Option #1 - unusual sculpture

    • 3. 2 Option #2 - ornamental fly agaric

    • 3.3 Option #3 - fabulous house

  • 4 Idea #4 - decorate the stump with flowers in pots

  • 5 Idea #5 - garden sculptures

  • 6 Idea #6 - “Green Monster”

Of course, the old stump will not bloom by itself, but this does not mean that flowers cannot grow on it. This will really happen if you plant low annual flowers, herbaceous or even ornamental plants on a stump. Their presence will greatly ennoble and enliven the saw cut of the tree.

All these modest flowers look very impressive in a single bouquet, which, like a vase, holds the simplest stump

To bring this idea to life, you need a minimum of costs. We level the surface of the stump, after which we make recesses in the stump. They should be such that the root system of the plant you have chosen can develop freely. A reference point can happen, for example, a flower pot.

You can simply make one indentation in the stump if you remove the core from it. This is easy to do when we are dealing with rotten stump. From the tools we will need a saw or a chisel with a hammer. If the stump appeared on your site relatively recently, it is better to use the core burning method.

Surely such a stump will become a real decoration of your garden at the very beginning of the last spring month and on the eve of summer

Drill a hole deep enough in the center of the stump to allow kerosene to be poured into it. In this case, the side surface should not be less than 7 cm, so that after removing the core, our structure remains intact. Fill with kerosene and plug the hole in the stump with a cork.

After about half a day, add kerosene and cork the hole again tightly. Leave the stump alone for one to two weeks. Then remove the cork and set fire to the core of the stump. When it burns out, the resulting flowerpot should be treated with an antiseptic so that the flower bed lasts longer.

Drill holes inside the recess to prevent standing water. Now we put garden soil mixed with nutrients inside, after which we plant seedlings or bulbs. When a lush hat of flowers forms on a stump, it will not look old and unsightly at all.

If you are not sure about the strength of the walls of your new tree stump and are afraid that they may start to crumble, they can be reinforced with mesh

You can see the most diverse options for what you can do with your own hands from a stump in the country in this video:

To make something interesting out of an old stump, such as a piece of furniture, you need a good tool and some skills for such work. But tools today are not a problem. And as for skills, we can say this: all great masters were once apprentices. So let's at least try. What are you ultimately risking? Only an old stump.

Option #1 - stump as chair

Let's say you just marked a tree for cutting. It would be nice if he had a thick trunk. We remove the branches, moving from the thin upper ones to the stronger lower ones. Now that you have the trunk in front of you, you need to mark it.

If we want to make a chair, it is more convenient to place the seat at a height of 40-60 cm from the ground. Let's say it will be 50 cm. We put a mark with chalk at this height. But the chair still has a back. We add another 50 cm to it. At a height of 100 cm, we will also put a mark with chalk. At this mark, a cut will pass, which is best done with a chainsaw.

You can learn how to properly cut down a tree with a chainsaw from the material: https://diz-cafe.com/ozelenenie/kak-pravilno-spilit-derevo-benzopiloj.html

It is difficult to say how much the chair shown in this photo is of natural origin, but it is it that well illustrates the result of the work described in this section

Now we will form the back of the chair. To do this, we need to make a horizontal cut at the level of the seat. That is where our first chalk mark is located. We make a cut to a depth of 2/3 of the trunk. We saw through from the side in which the chair will be turned in the future.

To form the back, make a vertical cut from above until we reach the previous, horizontal one. The piece of the trunk cut in this way is removed.

The base is created, you can start decorating. For this work, we will need different devices from a grinder to a chisel. It all depends on how exactly you decide to decorate the resulting chair. In any case, it will no longer be a stump sticking out in front of everyone, but a comfortable chair, sitting on the seat of which you can have a good rest.

Option #2 - original table

When you were making the chair, you chose not to part with the tree bark. Now we have to make a garden table, the leg of which will be the stump itself. And this time it is better to get rid of the bark. To do this, we can use a chisel or chisel. We will work as carefully as possible: after all, we do not want to damage the wood at all.

This photo clearly shows how exactly you need to nail the holders to which the worktop

will be attached in the future

On the side of the stump we fill two perpendicular wooden planks. We fix on them four holders perpendicularly fastened together in pairs. We make a tabletop from boards, and fasten them together with planks.

The tabletop can be made round. To do this, it is enough to draw a circle, using for this purpose an impromptu compass made of a pencil, rope and a nail. We drive a nail into the center of the tabletop, to which a rope with a pencil at the end is tied. We draw a circle and delete everything that went beyond its borders.

The tabletop, fixed on the leg, which was once a stump, needs to be treated with special protective compounds, and it is better to close such a table for the winter

We nail the finished tabletop to the holders with nails or fasten it with self-tapping screws. The finished product must be impregnated with a protective solution that will prolong its life.

Option #1 - unusual sculpture

Implementing the following idea is not difficult at all. And now the dry frame of your tree is sawn by little men, similar to green grasshoppers. It is easy to make such babies yourself, using wire, pieces of tin or plastic for this purpose. Similar fairy-tale characters can also be purchased at a store selling souvenirs and toys.

The figurines are made very cleverly, and the whole composition leaves an amazing positive impression: the little men must be securely fastened so that they are not damaged by bad weather

These funny figurines can be screwed to the trunk using self-tapping screws, wire or clamps. Such a comic composition will decorate your garden and attract the attention of your friends and neighbors.

Option #2 - decorative fly agaric

If you think that making a fly agaric from a stump is easy, then you are absolutely right. All you need is an old enamel or iron bowl and an aerosol. The bowl needs to be cleaned and painted with red spray paint. After it dries, draw white circles on a red background, exactly like the spots on the fly agaric hat.

Numerous other items can be placed next to the handsome fly agaric, which help to enliven the composition, make it complete

Stump also needs to be painted white. It would be nice to draw a cheerful grinning face on it. But here's how fantasy tells. It remains only to put on an elegant hat on the leg and boldly declare that the fly agaric is ready! By the way, it is not necessary to make a fly agaric. It could also be white fungus. The fly agaric just looks prettier.

To complete the picture, we suggest that you lay out pebbles, for example, green, at the foot of your mushroom. They, like a frame for a picture, will create a border for your work. However, you can do without them.

Stone painting can also be used to make an original decorative element. Read about it: https://diz-cafe.com/dekor/rospis-na-kamnyax-svoimi-rukami.html

These porcini mushrooms are also made from stumps, only in a completely different way: both the stem and the cap of the mushroom are carved from the wood of the stump itself and painted in the appropriate colors

Option #3 - fabulous house

If a person is not deprived of imagination, then even from a dry stump he is able to make a whole work of art - a fairy-tale castle or a teremok inhabited by the most amazing fairy-tale characters. Such a craft can become the pride of the owner of the site, if you work on it with a soul.

A cute Japanese-style house is complemented by a small hut, most likely intended for holding a traditional tea ceremony

The stump itself can serve as the main part of the castle, on which all additional decor will be attached. In order not to miss anything, we propose to make a sketch of the future structure and subsequently try to follow it.

Decoration pieces can be sawn from a piece of fiberboard or plywood. They should be attached to the stump with self-tapping screws. All components must be impregnated to protect them from decay. In addition, they can be painted in the desired color.

The material on creating crafts from plywood to decorate the garden may also be useful: https://diz-cafe.com/dekor/podelki-iz-fanery.html

Such a cute house with figurines will be very popular with children, who will undoubtedly immediately adapt it for their fun games

Sometimes in the trunk of a dry tree, quite low from the surface of the earth, hollows, outgrowths are located. All these details, despite their natural origin, are easily used in the composition. For example, small toy ladders with funny gnomes on them can hang from a hollow. And on the growth, you can place a toy piano with a pianist squirrel.

Don't forget to pay attention to the roof of the building. An old leaky bucket will do just fine for her. By the way, artificial or live plants, knocking out of a hole in the roof of such a structure, will look very attractive.

This video is about a variety of characters made from stumps:

We have already told you how to decorate a tree stump with flowers grown in it, but there is another way to decorate it. If several branches are preserved on the stump, you can hang the same flowers on them, but grown in pots. They can look very impressive.

Even if there are no branches, the pot with a flower can be placed on the stump itself or around it, creating a special aura of flowering and ongoing life. Stumps look great as decorative plant pots when sanded well to allow the wood to show its texture.

Despite the simplicity of this composition, it looks very impressive and accentuated in a rustic way: for country style, it fits perfectly

But at the same time, one should not forget that a tree located in an open area needs protection - in impregnations that will resist decay.

Everyone can create garden figurines from stumps, only real artists end up with wonderful works of art that amaze with their realism. If you are driven by the desire to simply decorate your site, then you can create a simple image that does not require special skills.

Of course, this magnificent deer that sings in the spring forest is skillfully carved from an ordinary stump by a high-level professional

Making a simple stump figurine is not difficult at all. Those who sculpted snowmen in childhood can apply the accumulated experience in this case. The role of the hands will be performed by twigs, instead of the nose and mouth we will attach knots, Eyes can be made from brown bottoms from plastic bottles. The role of the pupil will be played by a cork from the same bottles.

All this is attached to the stump with self-tapping screws. On the horizontal surface of the cut, you can simply lay out pine cones that will imitate hair. Here is such a watchman for the garden, which we made in haste, is ready.

But any schoolboy can make such a funny watchman for a dacha, and it is for this that such a garden sculpture is valued

If it so happened that you had to cut down a whole row of country trees, do not be sad. This situation also has its positive side. But you now have a large number of stumps located close to each other. And this is quite good. Make a fairyland out of them for your kids by putting into practice all the information that you have already received in this article.

It will be just a wonderful place to play. First you have to peel each stump from the bark. To do this, you will need a chisel and a hammer. The chisel must be inserted between the bark and the trunk of the tree, and then gently tap on it with a hammer. The bark will move away from the trunk and soon the stump will completely lose it. Now it can be carefully sanded using medium grit sandpaper for this purpose.

Such an owl could easily become a companion of Baba Yaga herself and settle in her hut, flying out of it from time to time to hunt

Remove any wood dust generated during operation with a damp cloth. The tree prepared in this way should be treated with an antiseptic that will protect it from decay.

Now you can start decorating the stump. Let's choose a large stump to turn it into a real house of Baba Yaga. Let's take the chalk and outline the location of the future windows and doors of the grandmother's hut. Holes in wood for doors and windows can be made using a chisel and hammer.

We will need pieces of boards from which we will make doors and window shutters. These details of the future structure can be painted right now, while they are not yet nailed into place. The doors and shutters should be nailed to the places indicated on the stump with nails whose heads have been bitten off. Finishing the decoration of the hut, you can collect branches and snags of an unusual shape in the area to stick them around the house of Baba Yaga. Let them portray the dense years.

On smaller stumps, you can depict heroes of various folk tales or funny cartoon characters. You can decorate these stumps and draw the intended characters on them using outdoor paints. The images outside will wonderfully complement the flowers planted right inside the stumps. How to do this was described in detail at the beginning of the article. You can limit yourself to pots with plants.

Another wonderful composition, made by a professional artist and sculptor, creates a great mood inherent in a small fairy-tale corner of your garden

Let's turn a couple more stumps into children's chairs. To do this, we will not even cut out a massive back. If you have old chairs, take their backs for this work. They should be carefully freed from varnish, and then, using ordinary nails, nailed to the stump seats. Ready-made chairs just need to be painted in bright colors that children will definitely like.

Just turn the small remaining stumps into a flock of fly agarics, using bowls or basins of the appropriate size as their hats. Now you know exactly how such fly agarics can be made. Everything, improvisation on the theme of a fairy tale is ready.

Another idea of ​​how you can improve the stump, you may also be interested. For this purpose, you need a hefty stump with a powerful root system, which lurks in a shady place. If there is one in your area, you can consider yourself lucky.

A large moss-covered stump looks mysterious, as if it came into your garden straight from Twilight or some other saga

Shop for the right moss variety for your climate. You need to plant moss on a stump. In order for it to start, you will periodically have to sprinkle it with water. Now it is important that the moss grows. When this happens, you will be able to fully appreciate the grandeur of the resulting creation.

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