18 Great Ways to Upcycle Tree Stumps

Thanks for stopping by.  We have been on vacation for two and a half weeks, and as it turns out, it’s hard for me to finish home decor projects while traveling.  So I decided to share this little round-up I did.  Now I find myself looking at tree stumps everywhere.

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You can click the image and it’ll take you to my Hometalk Board with the complete roundup and links to all the projects.  But here are a couple of my favorites that I’ll be doing for sure!

18 Great Ways to Upcycle Tree Stumps

How cute is this?  I love this idea.  Chalkboards from tree stumps!  Plus, depending on how big your stump is, you could do a bunch of them for a wall feature, in a kids play area, or a menu board for the kitchen!  A different board for each day of the week?  I’m really thinking of doing that when we redo the kitchen.

18 Great Ways to Upcycle Tree Stumps - UncookieCookie for Hometalk

I love this centerpiece idea.  The birch tree is the perfect size for this, and I’m hoping to have my dining room table finished by fall, which would be the perfect time for this tablescape.

18 Great Ways to Upcycle Tree Stumps - UncookieCutter for Hometalk

This is adorable and I think I especially love this because my son is so into tic-tac-toe right now.  The looks easy peasy and you could even use a stump still in the ground.  You could make the “X’s and O’s” out of anything, but those little bugs are especially cute.

And there is a ton of ways to turn stumps into tables.  Accent table, table bases, end or coffee tables.  It’s wide open!  Here is my table that I mentioned earlier (original post HERE).

18 Great Ways to Upcycle Tree Stumps - UncookieCutter for Hometalk


Happy stump hunting and thanks for stopping by!!


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  1. Love it! I really want to bring some elements of nature into my home! I don’t really own any plants or anything! I love the ideas you brought together! Congrats on the Hometalk board too!

    1. Thanks Ruthie! I am with you, I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life, but this is a nice alternative. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi, April ~ I loved this round up! I’m sort of obsessed with tree trunks and slices right now. In fact, my neighbor cut down a big tree the other day, and I went running over there to ask if I could have a few chunks of the trunk. Yes, I’m THAT lady. :0) I also love the natural element and the great texture they bring to a space. Thanks for rounding these up! I need to visit Hometalk and check it out. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Tiffany! I’ve become obssesed too! It’s fun and I have a friend with a downed tree who’s going to let me come play, haha. Thanks for coming by!

  3. I love that tree stump end table, and all the other ideas you’ve gathered here! Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday last week!

  4. Tree stumps are pesky things to try and remove from a yard, so turning it into something after you get it turns a nuisance into something fun. A small table to put at the side of my couch would probably fit my home pretty well. I also like the idea of leaving it in, if you can, and turning it into something there, like your tic-tac-toe table.

    1. I agree, love that tic tac toe table! That one’s not actually mine (although the small end table is), but I loved it so much I wanted to share. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I did! Thanks so much! It was a bit detailed, but you can read about the whole process here -https://www.uncookiecutter.com/2015/06/tree-stump-end-table-end-table-2/. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. We’ve had a big tree stump in our backyard, so I really loved these ideas! My favorite ideas were to make it look like an elf’s home, and have it as the base of a table! If we don’t remove it this summer, I think I’d love to try these ideas out! Thanks for this help!

  6. I absolutely love the picture you posted of a tree stump as a little end table. It adds such character to the room. Thanks for providing ideas on ways to use tree stumps. I think I’ll try and make the chalkboard out of a stump, like you explained.

  7. These are some really cute ideas! Removing a stump can be a pain, but if you can find a way to re-purpose it, that is much preferred. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hey, very nice post !!

    It’s marvellous how much insight we can attain when we explore nature and apply those notions to our lives!
    These ideas are really creative and fascinating, I would like to try these in future.

    Thanks and Keep sharing… 🙂

  9. Those are some adorable ideas! When a stump cannot be removed entirely, it can be much more convenient to repurpose it. I appreciate you sharing this!

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