They say April showers bring May flowers, or so I hope. Today I will be sharing an easy flower window box DIY.
Since last year was all about re-doing the inside of the house, this year we decided to slowly start chipping away at the outside.
We have been re-doing the planters and planting some veggies and herbs BUT the thing I’ve been excited most about was making window boxes. I have been scouring Pinterest up and down and all around and bugging my poor husband every waking hour to make me some. So he finally bought a saw and wam bam thank you mam it’s all done.
I am SO pleased and excited about how they turned out, I am thrilled to share with you these VERY Easy Flower Window Box DIY.
First things first, get the wood.
We measured the window and made sure what size we wanted, so our planters are about 40 inches long and 8 inches wide. We got two 12 ft long 1×8 cedar boards.
Cut 3 40″ pieces and 2 6″ pieces for the sides of the planters. We pieced the planters together with 1.5″ cedar deck screws (so they don’t rust) leaving 1.5″ indent for the inside pieces just for the aesthetic looks.
What intimidated us the most was how to properly attach the planters to the house, which turned out to be quite easy.
Since we have wooden trim around the windows, we attached a cleat hanger (which can hold up 100 pounds) onto the trim using 2.5″ screws. We considered putting screws directly through the planter into the trim but the beauty of the bracket is the ability to take the planter on and off.
To make the planters a little less heavy and ensure proper drainage we filled the bottom with styrofoam, so save that old packaging. I’ve also seen on Pinterest to use empty water bottles but since our planters aren’t that deep it wouldn’t allow for enough soil. You still want at least 5 inches of soil depth.
I slapped a coat of white deck paint on and the planters were ready to go!!
Here is the final result!!
Since I’ve just planted the flowers they haven’t filled in yet, so I am planning to update the post once everything is in full glory!!
For flowers, I’ve planted:
-3 Geraniums (colors American pink and American White Splash)
-2 Bacopas in between the Geraniums
-Silver Falls on the sides
I can’t wait to update you on how the planters look when they fill in this summer.
Next on the list are white Petunia hanging baskets.
Happy gardening season everyone.