How to Disguise a Tree Stump as a Lawn Ornament

Turn your tree stump into an integral part of your garden by turning the eyesore into a conversation piece.

You will need

  • Ground cover
  • A birdbath
  • gazing ball
  • or statues
  • Decorative pots
  • Flowers
  • Decorative rocks or trinkets
  • An axe
  • A drill
  • Screws
  • A stone slab
  • Plexiglas
  • or wood

Step 1 Hide with ground cover Hide your tree stump with decorative and easy-to-grow ground cover that features attractive foliage and flowers in the spring.

Step 2 Use as a platform Use the stump as a platform to display a decorative birdbath, gazing ball, or statue.

Step 3 Rest flower pots on top Rest a decorative pot full of your favorite flowers on the stump. Use smaller containers with flowers, rocks, or trinkets to complement the decorative pot.

Step 4 Use as a flower pot Hollow out the center with an axe and use your tree stump as a natural flowerpot.

Step 5 Use as a planter Drill a hole at the base for drainage and fill the hollowed stump with soil. Then plant an assortment of your favorite trailing flowers to complement your landscape.

Step 6 Turn tree stump into a table Turn your tree stump into a beautiful table by adding a stone slab, plexiglass, or wood for a tabletop.