Woman drills into an unsightly tree stump. Soon, it’s the highlight of her backyard

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Turning a log into a planter box
The trunks and large limbs can also become stunning planters. Kendra ofA Proverbs 31 Wife shared how she and her husband turned a log into a beautiful long planter box. The log can be hollowed with an axe and chainsaw, and planted with whatever flowers suit your fancy. When asked about the lifetime of the planter, Kendra writes, “This is the 3rd summer I’ve had it and the underside is beginning to show a little rot, but still very solid and I expect to get another 3 years at least out of it.”
Turn rotting wood into small planters

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Gail turned smaller pieces of rotting wood into beautiful succulent planters. She used wire mesh to close off the bottom and in a stroke of genius, lined the inside with a piece of the potting soil bag. Add some plants and sheet moss, et voila! You have a darling planter that is perfect indoors or out. You can see Gail’s full instructions on her blog, My Repurposed Life.
Turn a log into a permanent pot
This chic alternative is a way to turn that log into a permanent indoor pot. Armed with a can of sealant and a few inexpensive legs, Stacy Risenmay turned a short log into a planter that could easily pass for an expensive home decor item. You can see her full walkthrough on her blog, Not Just a Housewife.
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