Window Box PlantersThe first thing after saying YES to the challenge I searched for inserts for the window boxes. Those inserts would determine the size the window boxes could be. I choose this window box insert since they had a drip tray.
You can build window boxes for all of your windows – or at least the ones on the front of your house – in just one day with this DIY window box plan. You can use cedar or cypress boards for this one, under window planter box which are both pretty cheap so this one is as inexpensive as it is easy to do. Paint it whatever color you need to match your existing outdoor décor and then add your favorite plants or flowers.
It is much easier to paint the trim pieces before attaching them to contrast against the gray paint of the planter and match the trim around the window and door. There's so many ways to make them, this is just one of them. The only thing you need to consider is how the timber will stand up to moist soil and making the boxes free draining. Other than that there are so many ways of putting one of the these planters together. With spring behind us firmly and the best of summer here, now is the time to bring back a bit of that freshness to our home with green goodness and fresh flowers. Not all of us are blessed to have an extensive garden.
If you aren’t placing such large window boxes you could also secure with screws and nails and secure with a 2×4 block behind the window box and below the window for support. Adding trim provides a clean and finished look to your window boxes. To add trim, cut four pieces the length and height of your box for each side of your window box. Brittany always has easy to follow DIY builds and this creative lattice window box is no exception!
We added the front piece on…again screwing it directly onto the other pieces of wood. Since this is a planter box, you’ll want to add drainage holes to the bottom. I used a 1/2 inch drill bit and made several holes along the bottom with my drill. There might be many reasons why you would prefer to make a DIY window box than buy one from a store. It could be that you just love the thrill of creating something with your own two hands – but for many people, the financial savings are a major advantage.
Don’t forget to allow drainage by drilling holes into the bottom of the window boxes. Learn how to make this DIY window box to add character and dimension to your windows.
And this is exactly where a gorgeous little planter can come in handy. Instead of buying one off the shelf, a DIY flower box planter offers wider flexibility and is also cost-effective. To prevent the boxes from filling up with water, I drilled small holes along the lowest point in the bottom of each planter. Use empty aluminum soda cans or pine cones to fill the bottom of planter boxes without adding a lot of weight. In addition to providing health benefits, Flower Boxes make gardening easier and more efficient. By confining each land plot to a limited space, they stop weeds from forming and help prevent chunks of potting soil from clunking together. Additionally, the sides of the boxes act as a barrier against insects while the drainage holes keep water levels comfortable.
I am Carol and I love to garden and cook (with a bit of DIY thrown in for fun.) I come from a long line of gardeners and have always loved to experiment with food and recipes. Join me as I cook and garden my way through life. The white and yellow shasta daisies in a simple white planter look fabulous. If your window is north facing where the sun is not so bright, you’ll have less care. But if it faces squarely south, you’ll have more care but can plant more color.
I like bright flowers and my house sits a little ways off the road I want something that will be seen. I know that sweet potato vine does good but it can take over too. Often overlooked for window boxes are foolproof flowering bulbs.
They often know something about that lumber or paint they are selling you . Understand that they are interested in making a sale, but know that they may have useful information to share. The height of the box should be about 25 percent of the height of your window. Window boxes are extremely versatile and allow for a variety of designs. But there are dozens of other ways that are not so much of the cottage garden style that will add a wonderful look to your house and give you instant street appeal. We have all come across the picture perfect house with a narrow painted box that perfectly matches the house trim, overflowing with ivy, and geraniums. You might remember seeing theseTall Floral Bucketsin the photos of my Workshop/Pop-up Shop.
Window boxes are both the perfect small space gardening solution for urban homes and pretty additions to the windowsills of country cottages with rambling plots. Better still, they're easy to grow, even for beginners to gardening, and you can choose plants – shade-loving or sun-thrivers – that suit your window's orientation. You can of course grow pretty seasonal blooms in window boxes, but frost-proof perennials can look smart, too. Window boxes give you the opportunity to combine flowering plants with contrasting foliage plants to add color to all the windows on your house. And with the right type of planter, you can also create the same effect on porch rails and deck edging. I have recently discovered a love for window boxes.
These pretty white window boxes are guaranteed to weather any storm because they’re made with pressure-treated wood to protect from rot and insects. Keep it simple or add optional trim for a more elaborate look. These classic white window boxes can be put together in 30 minutes using pine boards and trim moulding.
We liked this approach, because there are no mechanical fasteners holding this bottom panel in place that can rust. Of course there are a few details to consider. It’s not simply a matter of getting any old box and nailing it to the window-sill. As with all home improvements, decisions must be made and certain materials and techniques are better than others. Wow, it adds so much to the look of the window. Can you give us a picture from the street so we can see the total look? You have beautiful new planters ready to be filled.
I think I may have my husband make one on a smaller scale. I’ll fill our with succulents because of watering. It’s lovely to sit here in the afternoon sun! It’s my goal to get it done before the kids get out of school for summer! Don’t worry I’ll be sure to share on Insta Stories and also on the blog the progress and the design plans. I was sure to add Osmocote, watering crystals, and water the plants.