A Christmas window box is one of the best ways to decorate your home and an easy DIY project during the festive season. The steps involved in making these window boxes include getting some greenery, adding height, adding more greenery, and adding holiday touches.
Before we delve into the details of the step-by-step guide to making a Christmas window box, you should first know the tools needed to do this DIY project.
- Window box
- Faux berries
- Various types of greenery such as Pine, Cypress, Cedar, Blue Berried Juniper, and Noble Fir)
- Big Pine Cones
- Big ornaments
- Gardening gloves
The Guide to Creating Christmas Window Boxes
Step 1: Getting Greenery
For this project, you’ll need at least three different types of Christmas plants, such as the ones mentioned above. You can get them from a nearby hardware store or a florist’s shop. If you’re at the latter, you should also ask for other recommendations that will sit pretty in your Christmas window box.
Step 2: Adding Height
Once you’ve selected and purchased the greenery, the next step is to fill your box with soil or dirt to add height. Once you fill your window box, it becomes a permanent fixture because you can keep it all year round. This means even after the greenery is gone, the soil remains in your window box.
Aside from the soil, you can also use large branches of greenery such as the Noble Fir to add height.
Step 3: Adding More Greenery
Stuff some of the greenery into the soil. Then use your shears to clip off overhanging branches in the process. This will make room for other greenery. Your Christmas window box should be able to contain as many kinds of greenery as it can manage. So you’ll need to add more greenery after clipping some parts of the first batch.
When you’re done stuffing greenery into the box, bringing some of it down the front and sides of the window box can heighten its decorative appeal. The greenery that’s perfect for this is the cedar.
Step 4: Adding Holiday Touches
The basic look is now done. You can add some festive touches to it at this stage. Get some faux berries, big red and gold ornaments, big pine cones, and even sparkly ornaments to decorate your window box. They usually come on a stick, which makes it very easy to stuff them into the Christmas window box. These ornamental additions will add vibrancy and color to Christmas window boxes.
P.S: We recommend using faux berries because real or organic berries will only serve as food for squirrels lurking around. You should use something that you can use over and over again.
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