Suggestions on what to do with an ugly tree stump?

  11 answers
  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 17, 2017

    Plant flowers in it...

  • Linda Peterson Leister Linda Peterson Leister on Jun 17, 2017

    I have an ugly palm tree stump that is almost waist high. So I put a pot of fern on top and let it hang down. Nice and green.

  • Tammy Tammy on Jun 17, 2017

    Make it a focal point. You could put a flower pot on top or have it drilled out and put flowers in. I have a large cement dog statue that sits on mine. Drill a hole to insert a flag pole.

  • Sharon Waters Chiang Sharon Waters Chiang on Jun 17, 2017

    Make a Nome house if it's tall enough. You can search it for ideas or come up with your own. If it's pretty small/short-close to the ground you can drill holes in it and dump Epsom salt on it and eventually it will rot away.

  • Lola Lola on Jun 17, 2017

    Have someone to put a hole in it as large as a flower pot plant some beautiful color flowers in the pot and sit in down in the whole in the stump. Enjoy

  • Faith Spear Faith Spear on Jun 17, 2017

    Add something to the stump to make it belong.

    Some ideas;

    A small door and window, some miniature landscaping and a pebble path through a miniature garden, so it becomes a fairy home. Maybe even a small flag in front so the fairyfolk are ready for the 4th.

    Plant vines near the stump and allow them to grow over and conceal it. You can drill a couple of holes in the top and add a trellis for the vines to climb. Or, put a preplanted ornamental pot on top of the stump and allow plants to hang down over it. You can anchor the pot by drilling a hoe in the stump and putting a rod through the drain hole of the pot into the stump.

    Stumps also make good beach umbrella holders. Drill a hole the diameter of your umbrella pole. Install the umbrella and put a lawn chair or two under it. Voila; a patio! And, if the stump is large enough, a handy side table.

    If the height is right, make it into a stationary bench. Just attach boards to the top and take a load off your feet.

  • Jennifer Hardwick Jennifer Hardwick on Jun 17, 2017

    Digg, hack, chop, etc. the center out of it and fill with a potted plant.

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jun 17, 2017

    How about putting a large shallow bowl on top to make a birdbath?

  • Sheri A. VandeRiet Sheri A. VandeRiet on Jun 17, 2017

    Make a lamppost out of it. Narnia!

  • Vde15984209 Vde15984209 on Jun 18, 2017

    Make a planter out of it!