How-to: Tree Stump Card Holder


There are dozens of applications and ways to decorate your tree stump card holder. Here are some ideas:

  • For a creative way to display those piles of cards and pictures that arrive all winter long, cluster a group of stumps together for a card or photo display. This display would also make a whimsical centerpiece for a wintery dinner party.
  • Create a rustic greeting along your fireplace mantle or entry table. Try spelling out your family name or an inspirational message for those winter blues.
  • Turn your table setting into a wintery forest tablescape using them as place card holders. One of the bigger stumps can be used to creatively display the menu or a special announcement on the desert table.
  • If you work in an office, bring classic winter charm into your cube or reception area by displaying your company’s name. My co-workers were absolutely delighted with the fresh pine scent and creative display of our company name when they walked into work one freezing Monday morning – a green craft well worth the effort.

No matter how you choose to decorate or display your tree stumps, they are are recyclable, bio degradable, free, re-usable, giftable, wonderfully fragrant and an authentic natural addition to anyone’s home or office.

Written by Kelly Rand

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting.

Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.

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