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31 Styling Ideas For A Rustic Farm Wedding + A DIY Tree Stump idea

New Zealand is famous for it’s beautiful landscapes and wide open spaces, so it is no surprise that more and more couples are taking advantage of the outdoors with rustic style weddings in rural settings (especially handy if there is a farm in the family!) Today I give you some rustic styling inspiration from animals to hay bales for your relaxed shindig.

Cowboy boots optional. xox

This DIY Tree Stump idea has proved popular too and is perfect to incorporate in your rustic wedding (and then use after as sidetables), let me know if you try it for yourself! (Instructions bottom of page)

TREE STUMP INSPIRATION DIY

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DIY Rustic Stump Tables

Inspired by A Beautiful Mess (photo above) and The Art of Doing Stuff

YOU WILL NEED: 

  • A tree stump (of course!) Keep an eye out on Facebook marketplace!
  • Sandpaper blocks or a sander
  • Wood stain or paint (optional)
  • Clear polyurethane gloss. 
  • A sander or blocks of sandpaper. 
  • Foam brushes. 
  • Legs & Long Screws (if you want to add legs, use ones which are adjustable so you can level the table
  • A level (if you want it to hold a vase of wedding flowers!)
  • A hammer, prybar and other tools to remove bark

Step 1: Let the stump dry out for at least a month.

Step 2: Remove the bark – sometimes easy, sometimes stubborn!

Step 3: Sand it – depending on how rustic you want it, and whether you’ll reuse it inside

Step 4: Attach the legs

Step 5: Stain and seal it (optional)

For step by step photo instructions and more detail you can head to The Art of Doing Stuff – here’s an excerpt from them:

Get your stump and allow it to dry out for at least a month. It will lose weight over this period and the bark will shrink away from the wood.

If you let your stump dry outside, as opposed to inside you’ll still need to let it dry out inside for another couple of weeks to acclimatize it.

Once the stump has dried out remove the bark from it using a prybar and a hammer to chisel it away. Be careful not to gouge the wood stump.

If the bark is difficult to get off let it dry longer or carefully use a chisel with a hammer to remove it.
Sand your stump to get it smooth and then run over it with a tack cloth or damp cloth to remove any sawdust.
Flip the stump over so you’re working on the underside of it and screw in the legs (I recommend these). Pre-drill your screw holes and make sure to measure so your legs are equal distances apart.
Stain and seal the table if desired.

HAPPY DIY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!

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