Holiday Window Boxes

Author:  Spring (Jordan)

 

I am just now starting my holiday decorating.  I think I am the last one to start.  That is what traveling for work last week and then taking a quick trip to Las Vegas for a half marathon will do.

When we first bought our house I knew from the start it needed window boxes.  We hung some in the summer and learned a few lessons.  When fall rolled around,  I decided to do some fall window boxes.  I didn’t blog about them, but here is a photo so you can see.

 

 I planted kale and some mums, and they were great.  The kale now is huge. I can’t believe how big it got.  It didn’t want to toss it, so I transplanted it in an another area of our yard.   We will see if it continues to grow.

The first thing I did to prep the boxes for some Christmas decorations was to empty them and clean them out.  Then I took them indoors because it was too cold here in Syracuse to do the arranging outside.

I wasn’t really sure where I was going with this,  so I just winged it.  I stuffed the bottom of the boxes with newspaper and put the foam on top to give them some height.

 

I bought real garland, and while I was checking out, there were a bunch of extra pieces cut from some of the Christmas trees.  I asked the man if I could have them, and he gladly gave them to me.  I cut the branches down and inserted them into the foam.  Then I put the garland in front to help cover up the newspaper foam blocks.

 

I bought some red and gold stems from Hobby Lobby to put into the boxes.  I also wanted to add some fun ornaments but wanted them to stay put.   I had some fun gold glitter ornaments.  I took out the hook, inserted by floral wire, and stuck it into the foam block.

 

I am really pleased with the finished product.  I think this is a good way to add some cheer to the house.  The snow will be coming soon, and they will be protected by our roof overhang.   I think they will be very festive.

 

Happy Holidays!

Cheers!

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Comments

  1. says

    Your window boxes are gorgeous. I only have one small window box by my front door, been wanting to add others. I love greenery and it looks quite lovely in your window boxes. I love the pop of color with the red and gold ornaments. Living in NY, does your overhang project them that much? I’m in Chicago, so I use the metal ornaments outside. Yours are really lovely. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best.

  2. Beth says

    I love your explanation of how you did this and will save it for next year. I use ornamental cabbage this fall and cannot believe how they grew and were so lovely. I will “branch out” more in 2012. Thanks for the great blog.

  3. says

    Beautiful!! I have a window box, too, that I decorated with free fresh greenery cut from Christmas trees at Home Depot. I love the way you used ornaments, and I think I’ll add some to mine!! Thanks for the idea!

  4. says

    Love the window boxes! That is such a fun way to add some color and festiveness to the front of your home. Great idea to combine the real and the faux greenery.
    CAS