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Friday, December 9, 2011

Window box update for Christmas

One of the things I love about a window box is being able to change it with the seasons. I typically do the same thing for my Christmas window box but this year I added a twist.

I typically start with greens. Leaving the dirt in your window box gives you  something some what solid to anchor your greens in. You want it to be able to withstand a blizzard! (Especially here in Michigan) I use whatever little stakes I can find to make it secure.

Next I use twist ties to add in the Christmas bulbs. I've done this enough years to discover that using glass ornaments doesnt work, primarily because the moisture outside causes the finish to come off. So, I use plastic ornaments.

{If you look closely you can see a little person in the window :)}

For a bit of a change this year I went out back and in the woods behind our house I cut some willowy branches. I laid them out in the garage and spray painted them with silver spray paint {actually a brushed nickle I had for painting my kitchen cupboard hinges- hey I use what I have :)}

These branches were pushed easily into the dirt. Add a bow on the front and that's it! It was a simple project that helps to make the house look a little more festive. Adding Christmas lights in with the greens looks great too but for some reason I couldn't find my extension cords. Oh well, maybe next year!

Here's the rest of the front of the house with another project I showed you here.

Merry Christmas!

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