Trees are some of the longest and oldest living things on earth! Although some times, they are susceptible to breakage. Often times, people choose to discard tree branches or stumps which could otherwise be put to good use.
We believe in not only the power of recycling, but also the power of upcycling. Upcycling is described as the process of “converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful.”
What´s more beautiful than trees, and their multifaceted textures and colors? Some have built cathedrals and churches out of them, and there´s many you can do in your own home to upcycle those beautiful trees.
Here are some ways you can upcycle tree stumps or fallen trees, into things that are useful and to be treasured.
1. Tree Stump Flower Planter
You can upcycle an old tree stump by using it to plant flowers, or even herbs and plants! The tree can be used horizontally or vertically, and potted with some potting soil and woodchips to help keep the plants fresh and moist. Succulents are also perfect for planting in trees, as they don´t require as much water and add a nice pop of color.
2. Make a Mosaic table
Turn your old tree stump into a beautiful piece of art, with the help of a small amount of glue and some colorful mosaic tiles. You can even use old ceramic dishes you no longer want to make the mosaics.
3. A small sitting table
With some sanding, and some polish you can make a long-lasting tree stump table which can be used in different places or ways. You can use it in your bathroom as table top, or in a bedroom as a corner table for items.
4. Candle Holders
Use tree stumps and tea light candles to create a cozy and rustic look. This is very easy, and takes little-to-no money to do!
5. Make a small bookshelf, or woodshelf
Utilizing just a piece of the stump, you can create a nice and minimal book shelf with the use of a few tools.
6. A Bird Bath
This is one of the easiest to make on the list, as it just involves choosing a saucer of an appropriate size and making sure the stump is sanded on top. A great addition to any garden.
7. Sitting stool
Sitting stools (or stumps) make a good addition to any terrace, or backyard. Using a few tools and a staple gun, these are pretty easy to get done.
8. Plant Markers
An easy thing to do with fallen tree branches is to make plant markers for your garden! You can organize herbs, plants, or veggies with these simple sticks.
9. Tree Branch Hanger
Using just a fallen branch you can easily transform it into a hanger, and even add a bit of paint to it.
10. Tree stump Clock
If you have a thin piece of wood, you could make a tree stump clock which is both practical and beautiful.