////Floral DIY: The Upcycled Window Box

Floral DIY: The Upcycled Window Box

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Window Box Tutorial by Kim Foren

On a crazy note… feel like I’ve gotta share that I’m working on this post from thousands of feet in the air! Gotta love technology + airplane WiFi!

Anyways, I had planned to share this guest DIY project from floral expert Kim Foren with you a little earlier in the week because it would make a lovely DIY gift/project for Mom’s Day tomorrow, but things got a little hectic this week with traveling & prepping for the Today Show segment yesterday so a few posts got pushed back.  This really is a pretty home project you could do anytime though! So, without further adieu, here we go with more images and DIY details…

Window Box Tutorial by Kim Foren


Making the Upcycled Window Box
Kim Foren from Geranium Lake

Find a simple divided light old window (or door) to display your window box so you can plan for the correct dimensions. Search for wood to re-purpose for the box… the best places to look are often your garage, a rebuilding center, a neighbors remodeling project or even thrift stores. We actually found some old fence boards at the rebuilding center to construct our window box.

The only materials you need for a super simple window box like ours are wood screws (1-1/2″ to 2″ wood screws, depending on how think your re-purposed wood is), construction adhesive (optional) and standard tools.

Cut your wood to match the width of the window where the box will be displayed, and use wood screws to connect the wood pieces and form the box. Drill several drain holes at the bottom of the box for the water to drain out of once in use.

If you want to actually attach the box to the window, you can use screws or use construction adhesive.  We love “gorilla glue“!

Fill the finished box with your own favorite flowers. Get creative and use a variety of colors and blooms!

For a more colorful window display, we also painted the window panes with acrylic artist paint to fill the backdrop with gorgeous color.

Window Box Tutorial by Kim Foren

Window Box Tutorial by Kim Foren


Photography Credit: Erica Bader


For more floral-inspired DIY ideas from Kim, check out the following posts:
DIY Tutorial: How to Make a Living Wreath
–  Flowers & Eggshells {So Lovely for Spring}
DIY Project: Gorgeous Sienna Eggs
DIY: A Fresh & Modern Spring Table

By |2018-12-19T15:13:52-07:00May 7th, 2011|DIY & Printables, Party Decor Projects|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (9) and Rylie (7). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Shanna May 7, 2011 at 8:16 am

    What are those gorgeous cabbage-rose looking flowers? MUST have!

  2. Rings Dublin May 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Love the colours, so vibrant and pretty

  3. Dublin Rings May 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Great images, look great.

  4. Lisa Frank May 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    The round, layered flowers are ranunculus…they’re one of my favorite flowers and come in so many colors. They’re available at many home improvement stores {Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc.} and even many of the bigger grocery stores.

  5. Sandi May 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    So pretty!
    Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!

  6. heather cherie photography May 9, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I watched the Today show segment! great job! you are adorable! :)

  7. Mae May 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I adore the colors!

  8. Jacky @ Small Garden Love October 8, 2011 at 6:19 am

    How beautiful! I love the idea of painting the window glass different colors, it brings out the color of the flower even more.

  9. Jose March 27, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Those look really great, thanks for sharing!

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