Wood Stump Bookends

My boyfriend and I were recently tasked with cutting down a dead tree (don’t ask, haha). So, we got out our chainsaws and got to work…just kidding. The tree removal company came out and chopped that bad boy down. We had a ton of wood. Piles and piles and piles. Sure, I love me some good firewood, but I wanted to do something with the wood other than just burn it.

So, that is when I got crafty.

My first idea was to take two giant pieces of the stump and turn them into end tables (that project has been put on hold…but I will be finishing it within the next month or so…stay tuned!). Then I thought about cutting some of the smaller branches and turning them into Christmas tree ornaments (more on that here). After Kyle (bf) finished cutting the wood for the ornaments, there were some leftover scraps. “What could we do with these?” we thought.

Ah-ha! Bookends!

Wood bookends made from a tree branch! Super easy to make. What a great way to bring nature inside!

Wood bookends made from a tree branch! Super easy to make. What a great way to bring nature inside!

Wood bookends made from a tree branch! Super easy to make. What a great way to bring nature inside!

Wood bookends made from a tree branch! Super easy to make. What a great way to bring nature inside!

I’m always trying to think of new ideas when it comes to decorating. I love free or super cheap ways to decorate, too! What are some of your decorating tips? I’d love to hear them — feel free to comment down below!

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