A hollow spot in the trunk of a tree might seem like an eyesore or a natural defect to some, but for others, it has fantastic decorative potential. It can be used to embellish a property in very creative and eye-catching ways. It can be turned into a fairy hideaway or a place to display faux wildlife or plants. Use these creative ways to fill a hollow spot in a tree, and take advantage of a decorating opportunity that includes unique and colorful outdoor decor.
Unique and Colorful Options
Use a Miniature Wooden Door to Fill the Hollow Spot
When looking for creative ways to fill a hollow spot in a tree, consider adding a miniature hinged door. As the photo shows, it can make the trunk of an old tree look like a hiding place for fairies or elves. Instead of filling it with papers or other random items, consider adding a cast resin pixie or troll of your choice. Otherwise, consider shopping for fairy garden items. Fill the hollow spot with miniature decor. Whether or not you believe in fairies or elves, it will become a favorite area of your property.
Add a Cast Resin Animal
Cast resin animals also present many great outdoor decorating opportunities. Fill a hollow spot in a tree with a faux squirrel, a toad or one of many other wild creatures. Be sure to add a ground dwelling animal if the hollow spot is in fact on the ground. It would look silly to see a ground toad or a rabbit up in a tree. Fill in around the animal with shredded coconut husks or wood chips, or plant moss to add color to your unique display.
Fill the Hollow Spot in the Tree with Flowers and Vines or Ferns
If all natural outdoor decor is more your style, considering filling a hollow spot in a tree with shade loving flowers, ferns or ivy. If the hollow spot has a base and sits well above the ground, imagine it filled with rich organic soil and petunias and ivy or impatiens and ferns. Ivy trailing from an old tree looks lovely, especially if it is paired with colorful blooms.