DIY Boho Faux Wall Planter

Emily Grace
by Emily Grace
10 Materials
2 Hours

With all this time spent at home i took the opportunity to utilize some of my DIY stash to create some new decor for my apartment! What do you guys think of this half rainbow/half “waterfall” faux planter I put together? I’m not sure what to call it, but I love it! All of the materials are super budget friendly and this project was really easy to create. Hope you enjoy :)

Gather your stuff

Everything I used was super budget friendly and found in the drawers of my craft supplies.

  • I had a $1 wire wreath from Dollar Tree
  • some burlap
  • variety of yarn I've thrifted or collected over time, & macramé cord
  • cardboard
  • my handy dandy hot glue gun
  • a wire cutter
  • scissors (yes those are trauma shears, I couldn't find my craft ones)
  • black spray paint
  • and this faux floral bundle hangy-dangly (Idk the official name) bouquet (?!? really Emily, bouqet?) thing... Please correct me on whatever those are called. I'll just call it my plant/vine thing. The plant was probably the most "expensive" thing in my supplies that I got from Hobby Lobby for $14.

All in all I spent approximately $25 on this and that's just estimating cause a lot of this I've had at home to begin with.

Cut out cardboard piece

Before I added anything to the wire wreath, I placed it on top of a cardboard box and traced out a half circle from the middle wire and cut it out with some scissors. You will use this to attach the faux plant stem to.

It will look like this once cut out.

Spray paint it black

Next, take it outside and give it a coat of spray paint since this will show through the leaves of the plant. When you are done with that, set it aside and let it dry.

Start the yarn "rainbow" design

I grabbed a variety of neutral yarns and some macramé cord to do some colorblocking into a neutral rainbow design/pattern. I started with my white fluffy yarn.

To start off, I tied the white yarn around the outside of the rim into a knot and made sure it was tight. Then I just wrapped the yarn in and out of the wreath until I felt like it was ready for another color. When I was done with the color, I cut the string, tied it off with the next inner most strand, and tightened it.

Continue adding sections

When I felt like I had done enough of a section of yarn, I'd add the next color to build onto the "rainbow" pattern (not quite sure what to call it).

In between colors, I took a little bit of hot glue to secure the start of the yarn section and the end of the yarn section to hold it in place nice and tight.

In this section I added the macramé cord to the mix. As with the other sections, I just tied it in a knot to start off and held it tightly as I wrapped it through/around the rim of the wreath.

Time for the bottom half

Once you've finished your design for the top half of the wreath, grab your piece of painted cardboard and your hot glue gun and get it ready for the next step.

Glue that baby down

Use your glue gun and glue the cardboard to the first inner rim of the wreath, and hold it down tight.

as you can see here on the backside, the yarn pieces have those tied off knots and some longer strands but I just tucked them through the other pieces of yarn and snipped the extra long ones down. You won't see the backside so it's okay if it doesn't look beautiful from behind.

Grab your plant...bundle thing? and glue 'er down

So I was a little skeptical about the cardboard and the weight of the stem glued against it, but it actually turned out great. After I took this progress shot, I ended up cutting down the stem from the bottom and took about 2 inches off with my wire cutter.

Next, I put down a good glob of hot glue and held it down really tight with a small paint can as added weight. Definitely wait for it to dry before moving on cause it is heavy.

Add the burlap backing for extra support if you so please

Just for extra security, and with a lack of strong duck tape around (cause that could work too I'm sure), I used a scrap piece of burlap I got from the dollar store and glued it directly on top of the stem, and onto each side to really seal it against the cardboard. That thing did not budge when I tried to pull it away.

Give it a little hair trim

Once everything was tightly secured, I held it up and assessed the vines and trimmed down the heavier areas with my wire cutter and shaped it in the front a little. Once you've done that, you've got yourself a new stunning piece of wall décor

Isn't it so cute?! And it was so easy to make! I just LOVE the look of this, it actually looks like a real wall planter from afar! I hope this inspires you to create one for your home too! Here are some other pictures of it from around my apartment for you to enjoy.

This wasn't it's permanent home, but I think it looks good next to the moon :)

view of it by my entry way, which is where I'll be keeping it for now.

I just love it, and I hope you guys do to. If you like what you see, go follow me on my IG @emgraceyourspace for more :)

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  • Vikki Decker Vikki Decker on Apr 05, 2021

    My first thought while reading your instructions and looking at the picture was...nawww I don't think so. BUT after seeing the results. WOW that turned out really pretty. I may have to make one for my home.

  • Ann Edmondson Ann Edmondson on Apr 05, 2021

    You did a great job! As seasons come and go, I thought about adding a few faux flowers to set up in my hallway.