Decorating Fall Window Boxes

My very favorite part of the front of our house, are the Window Boxes. For the Summer, we planted impatiens and sweet potato vine, but it was time to decorate them for Fall.

We did purchase some pumpkins and a mum plant, but used primarily items from the yard.

Window Box Decorating Supplies:

  • Wood {we used some we had cut for the fireplace}
  • PeeGee Hydrangeas {cut from the neighbors yard, with permission…of course}
  • Hydrangeas {green ones, from our yard}
  • Pumpkins and Gourds {from our favorite Pumpkin Patch}
  • Mum Plant {$4 from Walmart}
  • Pine Cones {from my stash, but originally from my sister in California}

Let’s decorate!

  1. Remember the wood I put on the Fall Mantel, well I loved the idea so much, I decided to put some in the Window Boxes too. This time though, we just used some pieces of wood that we had cut for the fireplace. Doug placed a stepping stone in the box to elevate the wood.
  2. A large pumpkin at one end
  3. And the Mum Plant at the other end.

When I decorate the Mantel, Window Boxes or pretty much any where in the home, I like balancing it out with large items in the center and ends. It’s best to add items in odd numbers if possible.

Now let’s add the items in around pumpkin.

  1. A small pie pumpkin and a couple gourds
  2. Then I started adding the hydrangeas
  3. Some large pine cones
  4. And more hydrangeas to fill it in

Then more of the same around the Mum Plant

  1. Add in the hydrangeas
  2. Some pine cones
  3. And fill it in

I worked for over an hour trying to get something to look right around the wood, but in the end, just ended keeping it plain and simple.

Now it’s time to get the Porch decorated and put up The Pumpkin King again! Stay tuned…

Update: Here are the Fall Window Boxes from 2012

 

Comments

  1. victoria says:

    Very pretty. Looking at your beautiful box makes me want one for my window. Did you make the boxes yourselves? And how are they mounted to be able to hold all that weight?

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Victoria, the boxes were already on the house when we moved in. But to mount them, you will need metal brackets, you can find them at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Menard’s. Let me know if you have other questions, I can ask my hubby.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Liz

  2. Robin says:

    Oh how beautiful! It looks so festive. well done.

  3. Vicky says:

    I have always loved window boxes! Yours are beautiful! I particularly love the pop of orange, with the rest a more muted palette. I have not done my outside yet…I have grounded myself from decorating until I get my blog post up about “Amazing Grace”! I am hoping to get it posted today…check it out!

    Vicky

  4. lovely window boxes – i’m going to work on some decorating over the next couple days! So seeing your post is very inspirational. Would love it if you shared your post at my Outdoor linky party this week! It’s new! oxox, tracie
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  5. michelle says:

    So pretty! i love how used the wood!

  6. Suzee says:

    Your window box is absolutely beautiful and so very welcoming. I must do this right now!

  7. yay – so glad to see you link up…..xxoo
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  8. i’m inspired but i feel so lazy about my boxes!

    found your lovely blog via romantic home.

    would love to add you as a follower!

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    warmly,

    michele

  9. Wow, these are gorgeous! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by!

  10. Beautiful! The fall window boxes really warm up your house!
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  11. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    What a great window box makeover!
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  12. Ann says:

    This is so lovely! All my planter boxes have dead plants in them. Can you say ugly? Early frost has decimated everything. Your ideas have me looking at them again for some “fluffing.” Thanks!
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  13. Heidi says:

    Fantastic job! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  14. cindy says:

    Your window box is gorgeous and thanks so much for showing the process of putting it together, very informative.
    hugs, Cindy

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