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DIY Tree Stump Planter

Today’s post is about our DIY tree stump planter we made in the stump of our 80-year-old fallen oak tree.

The tree was huge!! The original oak covered about ¼-⅓ of our quarter acre lot with it’s branches. It really was an awesome tree.

Our Oak Right Before We Took It Down

After it split, it was dangerous so we had no choice but to take it down. We decided to leave the stump a little taller than normal and use it in some creative way.

In 2015, we made the stump into a table with an umbrella.

Our Fallen Oak Stump Table

After four years of exposure to the elements, the table top warped and the tree had started to rot.

Warped table top

So we decided to turn the stump into a planter.

Our Fallen Oak Tree Stump Planter

All it took was….

  • a hammer
  • a large flat head screw driver
  • an electric drill
  • portland cement
  • sand
  • a small garden shovel
  • a bucket or bowl (for mixing cement)
  • rubber gloves
  • potting soil
  • plants

Click the link below to watch us as we make our planter.



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Michele

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