We’ve never been huge gardeners in the sense of building sprawling, stunning garden plots right into our yard, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to add a bit of plant based charm to our outdoor area for the spring and summer! That’s where simple things like garden boxes come in. Whether you’re intent on building a smaller or window mounted version or even interested in a larger box that might sit further from the house, making your very own garden box using your DIY skills is an incredibly satisfying project because you get to watch the plants and flowers you place there bloom and grow all through the warm season. That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for new tutorials that will help us build some more of our own!
Just in case you love the idea of making your very own springtime garden boxes this year just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Floating wooden shelf with terra cotta pot cutouts
Are you a little bit experienced in some wood based handy work but you’re also quite new to it, so you’d prefer to keep things very simple? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Family Handyman affixed a simple painted board with several circles cut out to their lower outer window pane and popped a terra cotta flower pot into each one!
2. Lattice window box
When you think of a window mounted garden box, do you actually picture the box shaped kind that you can plant a whole sort of miniature garden into for a classic, slightly more old fashioned look? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this cute lattice design outlined step by step on Pretty Handy Girl!
3. Classic farmhouse window box
What if your home has a slightly more rustic chic aesthetic to it that you’re feeling intent on continuing both in and outside the house? Then perhaps you’d prefer something like this classic looking farmhouse style window box that’s outlined in more detail on Beneath My Heart! We love the idea of using stained and upcycled wood to really stick to that repurposed sort of farm living ideal.
4. Larger, longer window box
Maybe you’ve been looking through all kinds of window box tutorials for a while now and, despite the fact that you want quite a simple design, you haven’t been able to find a detailed guide that will help you build one that’s quite big enough for the main front window in your house? Sure, you can always extrapolate on measurements given for smaller designs, but that’s hard if you’re a beginner to projects like this. That’s why we were rather pleased to come across this larger, longer window box tutorial outlined step by step on Two Twenty One.