Today, let’s go outside and play.
I want to look at ways to dress up a window box. It’s tip #7 on our list.
In most – if not all – parts of the country, window boxes are prettiest in the warmer months of the year when they’re overflowing with blooms.
At best, most of us just leave them empty through the cold months.
At worst, we let all the scraggily plants from summer lay there dead.
It’s time to fill your window box with some greenery that you’ve either gathered from your yard or purchased at a garden store.
Check out the Better Homes and Gardens photo above. The addition of a little greenery (well, the snow doesn’t hurt) in this plain white window box is beautiful.
You could add some bright red berries and maybe even a bow for an even more festive touch. Check out how much that adds to the two window boxes of greenery below (photos from BHG).
The homeowner in the BHG photo below went even another step further. This window box has been planted with what looks like some tiny boxwoods that are highlighted by a string of Christmas lights and some iron stars placed randomly behind them.
So cute and creative! And – like the other examples above – it’s a look that can be left up all winter.
Of course, you don’t have to stick to traditional colors.
In the two BHG photos below, homeowners used blue for their holiday looks. Below left, a window box is filled with bottles and jars housing votive candles. That would be such an inviting look on a front window for a party.
Above right, a wire window box is filled with twigs, pinecones and some blue berries for a slightly different look.
HGTV has posted a video to help you create a holiday window box display. Check it out:
So what now? Are you going to try decorating your window box for Christmas?