How to Make a Tree Stump Vase

Take your seasonal floral arrangements to the next level with this crafty, organic vase made from a tree stump.

DIY Tree Stump Vase

DIY Tree Stump Vase

This crafty, organic vase is a lovely way to take your floral arrangements to the next level.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Materials Needed

  • 4" diameter log
  • reciprocating saw
  • drill
  • 1" paddle bit
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • (4) quarters
  • hammer
  • chisel
  • aluminum foil
  • floral foam (optional)
  • seasonal flowers

Cut Log

Determine the height of your vase and mark it on the log (Image A). Using a reciprocating saw, cut the log to size (Image B). Have a friend hold the log in place as you cut to get a straight cut.

Mark Holes

Place the quarters together in the center of the log. Trace around them with a pencil.

Step 2 - Mark Holes

Step 2 - Mark Holes

Place the quarters together in the center of the log. Trace around them with your pencil.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Drill Holes

With a 1-inch paddle bit, begin drilling down an inch or so at a time on each of the four holes (Image A). Then, using a hammer, chisel out the center section left inside the log until your vase has the necessary depth (Image B). You really only need about 4 inches, depending on the size of your arrangement and log.

Add Foil

Line the inside of the hole with aluminum foil to create a slight moisture barrier.

Step 4 - Add Foil

Step 4 - Add Foil

Line the inside of the hole with aluminum foil to create a slight moisture barrier.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Add Foam

Cut floral foam to size. (Be sure to soak foam beforehand if you’re using wet foam.) Next, insert into the log so that it sits just below the top and is out of sight. Feel free to skip the foam, but know that your arrangement may not last as long if you’re using fresh flowers.

Step 5 - Add Foam

Step 5 - Add Foam

Cut foam to size. Be sure to soak foam beforehand if you’re using wet foam. Next, insert into the log, so that it sits just below the top and is out of sight. Feel free to skip the foam, but your arrangement may not last as long if you’re using fresh flowers.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Arrange Flowers

With the foam snuggly in place, you’re ready to start arranging seasonal florals.

Step 6 - Add Flowers

Step 6 - Add Flowers

With the foam snuggly in place, you’re ready to start adding flowers and create your arrangement!

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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