I’ve had this slice of tree stump laying around the Bed and Breakfast for a while. A few years, actually. Some friends of ours got married almost exactly two years ago.
Side note: my husband also performed the wedding, which is something he does from time to time for close friends. Anyway, that’s besides the point…
During their outdoor wedding, they cleverly decorated the tables with flowers and candles resting upon slices of tree stumps as centerpieces. It was adorable, and we were lucky enough to keep one as a momento of their wedding. I can’t believe it took me almost two years to finally put it to use, but I think the finished product turned out amazing!
What you need:
- Slice of a tree stump
- Power drill
- Strong garden rope
- Garden hook
Step 1 – Drill three holes into the slice of tree stump about 1 to 2 inches in from the edge. Be sure to evenly space the holes out to create a triangle. Avoid any areas of the tree slice that have cracks as they may be less
Step 2 – Cut three long pieces of sturdy garden rope. These should be fairly long depending on how low you’d like them to hang from the tree. We cut ours about 5 feet long.
Step 3 – Thread the rope through the top of holes. At the bottom of the tree stump, tie a knot in the rope so the base of the planter can hang.
Step 4 – Once each piece of rope is knotted at the bottom of the base, pull the three ropes together. Tie the three pieces together into a knot, making sure the base hangs level.
Step 5 – Braid the three ropes together for about one foot. Then take each rope piece, loop and tie into a knot. These loops will be slipped onto the garden hook to hang the planter.
Step 6 – Screw the garden hook into a tree branch (or some other ledge) and hang the planter.
Step 7 – Place potted garden plants onto the base of the planter.
Take a look at our finished planter hanging in our garden:
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