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We have this really pretty window on the left side of our house that is actually the window over our master bathroom tub. Our cat, Sylvia LOVES it there and spends a lot of time there waiting for her friend to come over from across the street. True story! The only thing is, it was missing something on the outside. Our hydrangea bushes don’t reach up that high, and there’s not much going on there. It looks lonely. That’s why we decided to make this DIY Wood Window Flower Box…
I think it turned out very cute. Especially for the amount of $ we spent. This baby only cost us $20 bucks to make. Isn’t that cray cray?
I love how the stain stands out up against the white trim & brick. You know how we love stained wood around here. We have it through out our home, and even on the ceilings & walls. You can see the full tour HERE. You can also read the full (really simple) tutorial on how to build this flower box below. Before I get to that, I have a secret to tell you.
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See the purple flowers in the box? Are you wondering what they are? Well…I have 3 flowers in there. The first is a flower I located at a nursery called Streptocarpella in Concord Blue. They are very dainty purple flowers that don’t require much sun. I didn’t have a chance to let these guys grow for very long, so I had to fake it a little…the 2 other things I have in there are props. The green large leaves you see are stems off of my hydrangea plant (shh!). I’ve done this in vases a million times, but never a flower box. Obviously they would only stay fresh for a day. However, the 3rd item is completely artificial and are those tiny little lavender colored small fuzzy balls you see. They were so real looking I couldn’t resist buying them.
Just look…no one knows. Just you & me.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with adding a few clippings or faux flowers to your flower box if you have company coming, or for whatever reason. In fact, I think it’s genius.
So, to make this flower box, first we measured our window and figured out how large we wanted it to be. We ended up using cedar boards from Home Depot and made a “simple” box using screws.
That’s basically it. Once the box was screwed together, we decided not to add any holes to the bottom of it. That was just our preference.
We attached it to the window with large screws.
Told you it was simple.
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