Trees are nature's work of art, growing in an endless combination of textures, colors, and sizes. Plus, they're scientifically the longest living things on earth!
When a tree falls in your backyard, think twice before you call a tree-removal company to come and snatch it. Instead, turn it into a one-of-a-kind piece of gorgeous home decor like the 20 DIY projects below. You're sure to be inspired by the rustic beauty of these items.
1. Bathroom side table
You could put this table in other parts of your home, as well.
2. Rolling coffee table
This coffee table looks gorgeous, but the design is simple.
3. All-natural bike stand
All you need to make this is a saw.
4. Refrigerator magnets
Even if woodworking isn't your thing, these are incredibly simple to make.
5. Kitchen island
Be prepared to get down and dirty with this advanced DIY.
6. Twig privacy screen
I want to make this for my backyard.
7. Flower planter
If you have the resources to hollow out a log, it makes a gorgeous self-contained garden.
8. Garden path
This DIY gives your backyard an ethereal feel.
9. Staircase handrail
Even someone with very little crafting skill could make this.
10. Tree branch gazebo
You'll impress your guests while entertaining outdoors with this DIY project.
11. Raised flower bed
Instead of buying a fence for your garden, why not make one out of a fallen tree?
12. Tree branch ladder
Preserve the wood and keep it inside, or place it out in the garden.
13. Carved couch
You'll need some serious skills and a really big tree for this one.
14. Branch coat hanger
This is a simple way to add a bit of rustic flair to your home.
15. Drink coasters
The rings on these coasters look so cool!
These would be cute in the kitchen or a child's bedroom.
17. A vintage chair, fallen tree hybrid
If you're upcycling a tree, why not kill two birds with one stone and add a vintage chair to the mix?
18. Bird feeder
This would be a good introduction project for woodworking.
A hollowed-out tree makes a perfect bookcase, like these ones in Berlin, Germany.
20. Rustic cabinet
You don't have to use it as a bookcase!
These projects make me really sad I don't have a fallen tree in my backyard right now. I think I have some firewood left over from the winter, though. I'm going to make some wooden slab chalkboards ASAP. Which of these projects inspired you?