(Closed) Tree Trunks!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love the idea of the tree trunks! I’ve never thought about using them as cake (or in your case, pie) displays!!! My favourite has to be the center pieces with the candles!

Oh the pies look delicious! 🙂

Post # 5
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am using tree trunk slices on my centerpieces. My tall ones will be vases sitting on two trunk slices and on our table I am doing different sized pillar candles and votives down the middle, sitting on trunk slices as well, like in your first pic. This was my inspiration photo, only we had them sliced thinner.

Post # 6
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t, but I think it’s beautiful!

Post # 7
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wish you lived closer because we used tree trunks too. We had them holding them bubbles, as cake stands, centerpieces, and a hollowed out log served as the card box. We used this giant tree that floated down the river and got stuck by our house and there’s so much left.

Post # 8
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i want to use them as well in the same form as the first picture – i’ve just got to track down a place to get them from! my brother had to cut down a cedar a few months ago, i wonder if he has any left… not sure how straight of a cut he could make though lol. when you say you went to your local tree service… what is that, exactly? a company that cuts down trees or a tree nursery or something?

Post # 9
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


This was ours:

Post # 11
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are using one for our cake stand.  My parents neighbors wer cutting a tree down, so my dad went over and hand selecting a good piece.  He did the same thing, polyeurythane, etc.  It turned out great.  In fact, our cake lady wants to buy it from us after the wedding to use for other weddings, etc. 


Post # 12
961 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Love!  We used wood slices on our tables and had three, differently heighted tree trunk cake stands.  My friend made them all from his wood pile!  We also did the woodslice guestbook.  Bought a slice from Michael’s and had guests sign with sharpies.

(This is actually our aisle for the ceremony – but our table centerpieces were similar!)


Post # 13
1254 posts
Bumble bee

YES!! I saw this post a couple of days ago and it got me thinking about my centerpiece. I am having my wedding at a farmhouse with a lot of rustic elements. I am also having a Mexican-themed wedding and wanted to incorporate the two. Below is my current mock-up. The table-runner will be on white tablecloth. The lantern will have a candle in it, while the glass jars will have fresh flowers.

Right now I am iffy about using the cigar box as a lantern riser. For me it doesn’t go and I think tree trunk slices will work better. What do you think?

P.S. Thanks for the tip about tree service companies.


Post # 14
527 posts
Busy bee

That’s a great tip about the tree service companies!  One of my FI’s only decor requests was the tree trunk thing, but I really wasn’t sure how to go about getting them.  Thanks!

Post # 15
148 posts
Blushing bee

I am using tree trunk pieces as well! Thank you for the tip on how to get them!

For centerpieces, I am placing my great-grandmothers collection of old bottles/jars grouped together on top of the trunk.



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