Christmas may have come and gone, but we’re holding on a little longer thanks to some stump slices I rescued from the Christmas tree lot back in December. I saw the stumps cast away in the corner of the lot — various widths, different wood tones — and knew I had to snag a few.
I couldn’t pass up this chunky fellow. He’s been sitting in our living room since early December, drying out while I pondered his future.
After seeing wood blocks turned into pencil holders like this on Etsy, I had my plan. First, drill holes with a large bit into the stump.
Move around until you have relatively evenly distributed holes.
Test to make sure a pencil fits, continue drilling if needed (get larger bit if hole isn’t wide enough).
Clean off dust, rub in some beeswax (or finish of choice) to accentuate the natural hues of the wood.
Gaze at your masterpiece, count the rings.
Have you salvaged any tree stump slices for quick and easy projects like this?