Loading... Please wait...

Blog - Custom Made

DIY: Surfboard Living Wall

Posted by

Recently, we came across a few images on Pinterest that peaked our interest. We saw a few surfboards that had been turned into living walls. Our curiosity and creativity immediately peaked and we wanted to see if we could build one of those for ourselves.

First, we found a used surfboard for sale. The seller as moving onto a better board and gave us a great deal. The board had been through a lot and the tip had gone onto bigger and better things. Next, we outlined a diamond in the center of the board. Once we had our outline, we started to disfigure the board.

Using a hole saw, we made the first cut. Punching a hole in the surf board allowed us an entry point for our sawzall. Using the sawzall, we cut along our diamond outline. Once we had the diamond shape punched out of the center of the board, we used a file to smooth and straighten the edges of the diamond.

In an effort to stick to what we do best, and take it easy on ourselves our first go at this, we decided to create a faux living wall for the surfboard. We cut out a the diamond shape on one our our metal grids. One we knew it would fit, it was time to get creative with our greenery selections.

With a mix of greenery and a few red azaleas to top off our mini living wall, we began to attach the greenery to the grid. Once we had the design set and the greenery attached, it was time to insert the grid into the surfboard. We inserted the grid of greenery, took a step back and marveled at our creation. Safe to say, we were stoked with the outcome.

At Geranium Street, we’re always looking for a new creative project to throw ourselves into. We can’t wait to try our hands at a few more of these surfboard living walls, next time with real plants and a new design. If you have a new idea you’d like us to try next, please drop us a comment. We’d be happy to give your fun, creative idea a try.

Located in Southern California, Geranium Street USA is proud to provide our customers with top of the line, premium products. If you would like more information about the possibilities that await when you choose Geranium Street, don’t hesitate to call sales manager Martin Portilla at (760) 294-9063 or email geraniumstreet@gmail.com today for answers to any questions you may have.

Faux Living Walls: Puzzle Pieces

Our custom faux living walls instantly add color and creativity to any space. Whether you’re hoping to add dimensionality, a backdrop or just something a little unique, our faux living walls will surely take your space to the next level. At Geranium Street, we are honored to help bring your custom design to life and [...]

Read More »

Installation: Custom Trellis

The Cove Hotel in Long Beach, California, challenged us to create a custom, freestanding trellis structure complete with a living wall to create privacy for an employee entrance. The new trellis was to be 21’ long and 8’ high. Such a large wall is no easy feat, but we couldn’t wait to get started. Best [...]

Read More »

Geometric Designs

Our latest custom living wall was requested by The Cove Hotel in Long Beach, California. For this wall, we were tasked with building a freestanding structure and a custom design living wall for the front of the new structure. We couldn’t wait to get started. We were about to create an entirely new structure with [...]

Read More »

Living Walls: Indoor and Outdoor

Our premium artificial greenery options combine to create beautiful living walls for both indoor and outdoor locations. The variety and color of each mat create a boastful, vibrant landscape that easily adds to your space, whether it be indoor or outdoor. What can you create with our “Faux Real” living walls?Each of our premium living [...]

Read More »

Privacy and Protection

We all want privacy. We’re all entitled to it, too. However, we seem to be seeing more and more of our privacy stripped away and taken from us. At Geranium Street, we are committed to helping you retain your privacy and taking back the feeling of privacy many of us take for granted. How do [...]

Read More »

Artificial Boxwood Hedge Letters

We’ve been lucky enough to have recently created a few different artificial boxwood hedge letter combinations. Fun, unique and intriguing, boxwood hedge letters will certainly stand out in whatever space they’re added to. Why add them to your space? Good question, let us break down their various benefits for you.First, our artificial boxwood hedge letters [...]

Read More »


At Geranium Street, we are proud to offer much more than what is displayed on our website. We know and appreciate that our clients are often hoping to create their own custom designs and we are honored to play a part in helping their designs come to life. What exactly can we customize for you?1. [...]

Read More »

Why Choose Geranium Street?

There are numerous companies out there vying for your artificial greenery business, but how can you be sure you’re making the right choice? There are many things to consider, including the quality of the products and the company. While the other companies may be telling you they’re the best, let me explain a few reasons [...]

Read More »

Installation Transformation

While each installation is unique, one thing tends to remain the same: the transformation is truly amazing. Whether we’re helping to create privacy, redefine space or simply adding a little color, the end result usually has us stopping and staring. Our recent living wall installations are no different. We love to see our clients take [...]

Read More »