Old tree stump ideas- how can I make an ugly stump look better?

i have an ugly tree stump in my front yard. im renting so i cant remove it. any ideas on how i can make it look better?
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  • Lenora wilson Lenora wilson on May 23, 2017

    I've seen where people hollow out a hole in the middle, fill with potting soil and plant their favorite flowers in it . I personally think they are beautiful.

  • Kathy Kathy on May 23, 2017

    I've seen people cut out a hole on top of the stump and make into a container for plants, which turned out pretty.

  • MawD MawD on May 23, 2017

    We made a flower bed around ours. We set a barrel type planter on top of stump with seasonal flowers then planted perrineal (sp) flowers below such as iris' etc. Then a border around the whole thing.

  • Linda Linda on May 23, 2017

    Yes get a nice planter that can rest on the top and fill it with some beautiful flowers, make sure you add some to flow and grow down over the sides of the planter and sit back and enjoy it for the summer

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on May 23, 2017

    I'm not sure how big your tree stump is or if it's located close to your house, but you could possibly surround it with landscaping bricks and put a grate on top and have yourself a fire pit. That would be one good way to get rid of the stump. Also planting elephant ears around it would definitely cover it, but they die out in cold weather.

  • Charlean Oneal Charlean Oneal on May 23, 2017

    I recently cut the legs off a thrift store wooden chair and attached it to a stump, painted the chair and added a potted plant.

  • Bulldog Bulldog on May 23, 2017

    Put a planter with flowers on it

  • Gerlinde Gruettner Gerlinde Gruettner on May 24, 2017

    My favorite is making it look like a fairy home. You can find mini windows and doors in a craft store or build your own with ice cream sticks or even twigs little garden furniture and flower pots and planters. This is so fun. Add a little stone walkway, even a mailbox. You can find almost everything in craft stores these days. Even make it into a gnome home, with little gnomes in the yard.

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    • Gerlinde Gruettner Gerlinde Gruettner on May 24, 2017

      Your'e very welcome. hope you like and try this idea. You don't have to be real creative and most of the things are already pre-made at craft stores and sometimes even your local dollar store has alot of things you can use. I forgot to add that you can buy moss and add that along the stone walkway with some little silk flowers. And you can still put a nice plant on the top of the stump providing it has a flat top. I wish I could help you do this, because it is so much fun...

  • Tammy Tammy on May 24, 2017

    I have one that sits at the end of my drive. I found a large cement dog statue at a rummage sale and set him on top. He now protects our yard and makes an easy mark when having to give directions to our house.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 24, 2017

    drill out the center and make a container garden with it.

  • Brenda Brenda on May 24, 2017

    Drill some holes in it, the more the merrier and pour salt in. It may take a while but it will decintegrate

  • Sherri Rovny Lawrence Sherri Rovny Lawrence on May 24, 2017

    hmmm, good idea:)

  • Tammy Tammy on May 24, 2017

    Another idea I thought of later is you could bore a whole just wide enough for a flag pole and secure it in the stump.

  • Maria Lynn Maria Lynn on May 24, 2017

    Use a chain saw to cut a circle in the middle of the stump (leaving enough on the edge so it won't crack). Fill with layers or mix of soil/soil mix, perlite, potting soil (check to see what is appropriate for your area). Plant your flowers or tomatoes and enjoy! Have fun! Maria Lynn gardenlady49@hotmail.com

  • Filomena Lewis Filomena Lewis on May 24, 2017

    Buy a pot (depending on the size of the stump) and fill with flowers straight up in the middle and flowing ivy or something like that to cas=cade down. Wave petuianas are nice looking flowers.