How To Turn Old Stumps And Logs Into Beautiful DIY Planters

There's something about creating a beautiful display of flowers or a blooming garden that is therapeutic on many levels. The mental and physical energy that goes into the activity provides good exercise, and the added beauty brightens up each day. Gardening has been linked to lowered stress levels, too, which is always a good thing.

Choosing what kinds of plants you'll grow and display isn't the only way to get creative with gardening, either. With all plants, you need somewhere for them to grow, like a hanging planter or cool concrete pot. But, what if both of those containers aren't exactly your style? Maybe you'd like to keep it a little more natural. 

If that's the case, we've got the perfect planter for you: log planters.


If you've got a tree stump you need to remove or a fallen log on your hands, you have all the raw material you need to make a gorgeous planter.

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The idea is simple, but the effect is stunning.

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All you need to do is hollow out your log or stump, either along the length or in the middle. Then, fill it will potting soil and your chosen plants ... and voilà!

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It's also a good idea to seal any parts of the planter that will get wet when you water the plants it holds. This will help delay any rotting.

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These gorgeous planters are great for both inside and outside. When left outside, they almost look like a naturally occurring bit of beauty.

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You can still keep your more traditional pots, too; these log planters look like they belong with even the nicest piece of glazed pottery.

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The great thing about these rustic planters is that they look great with any kind of greenery you choose. Grasses, vines, and herbs all suit a log planter.

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And even the most colorful collection of flowers seem right at home inside a hollowed-out log.

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Just because they're natural and rustic doesn't mean they have to be boring in design, either; this train planter made from logs is fun and functional!

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And what about a tree that's still growing? You don't have to chop anything down to create a one-of-a-kind trunk planter. Take advantage of a still-standing tree with a hollow space in the trunk to attractively house succulents.

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Be sure to SHARE these gorgeous repurposed logs with your friends and family!

H/T: DIY Everywhere

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