Bolo Planter DIY - A Peaceful Plant Sanctuary

Co-founder of @haustay vacation rentals and home decorator, Kylee (@therockawayhouse), had the idea to create an eye-catching ceiling display using our Bolo Planters, in order to bring some life into one of her bathrooms. This fun and beautiful DIY features 7 of our Bolo Planters in White.

 

Read more about Kylee's story and see the before and after down below.

 


 

THE BEFORE 

"I knew that this area above the bathtub needed a focal point, and my plant-wall-loving-self immediately thought of the wall planter system we installed using Umbra's Floralink Wall Vessels. But.. been there, done that, right? Don’t get me wrong. I still LOVE that plant wall, but let’s put a new spin on it."

 

Before Picture

 Kylee's previous Floralink Wall Vessels Install

SUPPLIES

Once I saw that Umbra also made these sleek, white, hanging planter vessels it was an easy choice. We measured the space and decided on seven planters.

Here are the supplies I purchased:

  • 7 Umbra Bolo Planters
  • Various faux plant bunches – I used a mix of tall and trailing plants and tried to pick out varying shades of green to keep things more natural-looking.
  • Floral foam – I used these to add some height to the smaller plant bunches so they wouldn’t fall to the bottom of the vessel.

 

Supplies Needed 

 

"I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the kit. I thought that the base might be made of plastic, but they’re a solid ceramic. I was also nervous that they’d look too small in the space but after seeing them installed I wouldn’t have wanted them any larger (they’re a little over 6″ in diameter). An added bonus – it came with everything you’d need to hang them, even down to screws and wall anchors."

 

 

INSTALLATION TIME

"Hanging things above a bathtub is tricky. Unless you’re 6-foot-3 like my husband Steven... then it’s pretty easy. So I had him do the install and then I added in the plants at the end (with some help from Nash)."

 

Adding the plants with Nash 

 

"I can’t stop staring at these planters! I bought several of them to create a focal point above the bathtub and they are STUNNING! Love that they came with everything (down to screws and wall anchors) needed to hang." - Kylee

 

 

The Final Result 

 


 

To check out Kylee's blog and website click here