A DIY window box can give the exterior of your home an instant face lift. The boxes can be created as simple or as elaborate as you want, and built to compliment the architectural style of your home. After the DIY window box is built and installed, just add potting soil and flowers and you’ll instantly increase the beauty and value of your home. Not bad for a couple hours of work. Check out the 23 great diy window box ideas we have compiled for you to find the one that’s just right for your home.
DIY Window Box Ideas And Tutorials
Clean Lines DIY Window Box
The architectural line of these diy flower boxes by lowes are straight and clean, a perfect compliment to a modern or craftsman style home. These free plans take you through the build step by step and show how to modify the width to fit any window size.
Build A DIY Window Box Under $20
- 1 cedar fence panel per box
- Wood glue
- Cut 2 boards to desired length and 3 to the desired width.
- Glue and nail boards together to form a 4-sided, bottomless box
- Cut and attach bottom panel to box with glue and nails
- Stain or paint
- Attach metal L-brackets to the bottom and attach to the exterior of the home
- Fill with potting soil and plant flowers
Using Cedar Wood To Build A Widow Box Planter
- Cut cedar wood to desired length and width
- Glue and screw board together
- Drill drainage holes in the bottom board
- Add decorative trim to front board
- Sand, paint or stain
- Add shelf brackets to back board and attach to home
Build And Install A Long DIY Window Box
Perfect for homes that have a large picture window like in this plan by twotwentyone. Easy to build and install with these detailed instructions. The end results is breathtaking. You may also like to check out DIY Hanging Planters.
Follow These Five Easy Steps To Make Window Box
- Draw out your design idea
- Measure window and cut cedar wood planks to desired length and width
- Assemble boards with wood glue and nails
- Sand, prime and paint
- Hang with brackets and plant flower
Wooden DIY Window Box
Construct Floating DIY Window Box
This DIY creation idea seems to have the window box like this one by houzz floating under the window with no visible means of support. A great, updated and modern version that fits in well with a modern architectural style home.
Do It Yourself Window Flower Box From Scratch
This design thinks outside the box and creates a unique planter holder. Instead of building a wood box like this one by momspark to hold potting soil, this is more like a wood shelf with holes cut to size to hold terra cotter planters. You may also like to check out DIY Self watering Planters.
Add Aesthetic Appeal To Home’s Exterior
This is a great way to use up small slats of wood and add a pop of color to the exterior of your home for almost no money. Use leftover wood strips and these easy to follow instructions to create a unique DIY flower box like this one by instructables.
Make Mock Picket Fence DIY Window Box Just Under 20$
Classic Style DIY Window Box
These free plans for building a classic style DIY window box by bobvila will increase the curb appeal of your home even in winter time when no flowers are in bloom. The front trim and gables underneath add a decorative touch to this classic style that fits in well with any style home.
Build Window Box and Shutters Together
These plans show you how to build a country style flower box by catzinthekitchen with matching window shutters. Perfect for that trendy farmhouse look. This style would be easy to build from recycled wooden pallets. You may also like to check out DIY wall planters.
Picture DIY Window Flower Box
Add a splash of decorative color to the front of your home by building and installing this simple window flower box by ohsolovelyblog. Detailed plans show you how to build a long flower box that works well for a large picture window.
Grow Herbs And Veggies In DIY Window Box
A DIY window box like this one by hgtv can also be used to grow herbs and vegetables during the summer. Build this easy window box planter and grow herbs, lettuce, radishes and green onions for a fresh summer salad. You may also like to check out DIY concrete planters.
Brighten Your Home Exterior With Easy To Build Wooden Window Box
$20 Cedar DIY Window Box
Turn An Aluminum Gutter Into DIY Window Planter
Shelf With Removable DIY Window Box
Use this plan to create a window shelf and removable box Set the planter box on the shelf in the summer and fill with soil and flowers. For fall and winter, remove the box and decorate the shelf for the season.
Vintage Style DIY Window Box
Wood Shim Planter