11 Ways to Decorate Your Home with a Tree Stump

You had to remove a tree from your yard and want to repurpose its stump, so now what? Bring some rustic charm into your home with these 11 tree stump decor ideas.

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Tree Stump Tray

Consider using the tree stump as a decorative tray. You may need to sand it first, you can then use it as a centerpiece at your dining table. Here are 20 easy ways to add farmhouse style to your home.

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Tree Stump Coasters

Keep water rings at bay with tree stump coasters. Try making your own wooden coasters with trunks from small trees or even branches.

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Tree Stump Table

This simple tree stump table would work well as an end table in your living room or den. It’s covered in a natural finish and is sure to work as a great accent with your rustic decor. Here are 12 ways to make your furniture last longer.

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Tree Stump Candle Holders

Create a cozy feel in your home by using a tree stump (or multiple stumps) as candle holders. A small grouping would look great in an unused fireplace.

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Tree Stump Chairs

Depending on your decor, you could use a grouping of similar-sized tree stumps as chairs. This would be a great option for a covered porch or perhaps a child’s playroom or craft area. Check out these 10 pretty porch swings you can enjoy this summer.

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Tree Stump Ottoman

This tree stump ottoman can also double as a stool. Depending on your woodworking skills, it may make for a quick, fun DIY tree stump decor project.

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Tree Stump Table Top

Many DIYers have turned large tree stumps into table tops. An online search with give you plenty of ideas, many of which use a second stump as a base while others use metal legs that are attached to the stump top. Check out this DIY guide to finishing a tabletop.

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Tree Stump Planter

Try using your tree stump as a planter. Depending on its size, you can use it to plant indoor plants, herbs or even succulents.

We’ll show you how to make this centerpiece-worthy wood log planter.

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Tree Stump Wine Rack

Here’s a guaranteed conversation starter. This tree stump has a new life as a wine rack that is not only functional, it is also a great decorative piece for your kitchen or bar area. Try these 23 wine rack hacks.

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Tree Stump Shelves

A slice of tree trunk can make for a rustic shelf. Floating shelves a great way to showcase favorite photos and other collectibles. Build a floating shelf with a secret drawer.

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Tree Stump Art

Depending on your stump, consider turning it into a piece of art. This tree stump decor piece would look great displayed on a shelf or even hung on a wall, depending on the size.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.