Hanging Flower Boxes in Our Master!

Introduction: Hanging Flower Boxes in Our Master!

About: There is nothing I love more then making something new and usable again that someone else would have thrown out or torn down! And there's no reason to buy new when you can build it yourself!

This post is about how I built hanging flower boxes for my master bedroom! I decided to hang them because I have egress windows so I couldn’t put them on the sill where the crank handle is. At 27 inches wide I knew I could use 1x6s cut at that length and then a 1×4 in the bottom creating the depth. I gathered my materials and cut all of my pieces before assembling. To assemble I used my brad nailer with my air compressor, you can use screws in this case but make sure and pre-drill before hand, anything that’s only the depth of a 1x will split. Once assembled I stained them with Minwax dark walnut stain and added some old wood to the fronts for character.

I caulked all of the inside seems (that is just a gray pure silicone caulk I had on hand) and then pressed a garbage bag into every corner and nook and crany and then cut off the excess. I then added even more caulk along the top edges (and that is just a clear pure silicone caulk that I also had on hand) to keep the garbage bag totally in place and let it dry over night.

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Step 1: Making Them Water Tight and Planting

To plant I added a second garbage bag (just to be sure I was TRULY water tight) and a layer of pine cones for both drainage and to help keep the weight down. From there I just used regular potting soil and planted.

I pre drilled for the hooks and purchased BIG ones to make sure they would go up through the trim board and well into the window header. From there I used 3/8″ sisal rope and it was just the job of cutting four pieces to length according to where I wanted the boxes to hang in the window. With them cut I tied a knot in them all at the same place and looped them over the hooks.

Step 2: Hanging and Finished Boxes

I sure am happy with them. I gave myself nearly two months to take the after photos and publish them here on because I wanted the vines to have a chance to grow a little. In my head I imagine those vines spilling all the way down the window someday.

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