DIY-ildflower with Desiree #1: Tree Stump Stools

DIY_DES_1 For our first installment of DIY-ildflower (see what we did there?), we're making Found Tree Stump Stools, with Desiree Godsell, a dancer and DIY extraordinaire.  The stump we used for this project was recovered from Hurricane Sandy damage in Jersey City. It's a rustic way to create more seating in your home in 30 minutes. The great thing about this project is that you can really make it at home with things lying around, except for the tree trunk, of course.

[tps_header]Materials You Will Need:[/tps_header]

1-1 1/2 yards of patterned cotton [easyazon_link asin="B00FD9CGF0" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"] Modern Flower Black Fabric Two Yards (1.8m) ARZ-12829-188 Pepper[/easyazon_link]

1 yard of upholsterer's foam or [easyazon_link asin="B0099W4FMO" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"] POLAR FLEECE FABRIC - BLACK - 60" WIDTH - ONLY $4.99/YARD SOLD BTY[/easyazon_link](you can even use an old fleece blanket!)

Thick patterned trim, like [easyazon_link asin="B0064YP59W" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"] May Arts 3/4-Inch by 30-yard Wide Ribbon, Black Twill with Chevron Stripes[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link asin="B000NPT5ZS" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"] Wood Claw Hammer[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link asin="B00CDXF336" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"]Metal Nails[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link asin="B000P0LNRE" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"]Scissors[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link asin="B0009XTPAO" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"]Surebonder HE-750 Professional High Temp 2 Heater Glue Gun[/easyazon_link]

 

Cut the fleece into a circle. Leave 1" off the edges of the tree stump.

1. Cut the fleece into a circular shape, leaving at least 1" hanging off the sides of the stump.

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2. Use your patterned fabric to cover the fleece completely. Hold the fabric taut.

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3. Make sure the fleece is tucked under the patterned fabric. Hammer 4 nails at North, South, East and West to keep your fabric in place. To completely secure the fabric, hammer more nails in between the initial four.

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4. Your tree stump should now be completely covered and "upholstered" as you see above.

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5. Measure enough of the wide fabric trim to cover the perimeter of your cushion and use a hot glue gun to secure it in a circle around the tree stump.

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