We've admired tree-stump stools with painted tops before (see DIY: Garden Stools); we also like these side tables made from felled logs, with exteriors painted glossy white. Designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf came up with the idea for a project in Provence.
Want a unique holiday or birthday card idea? Fold some colorful card-stock paper in half and glue a photo to the front. Use hand-crafted flowers or lollipops, decorate and write a message inside. Great idea for Valentines Day or Christmas cards!