Y’all may remember that we put in a brand new window box this year to the front of our house. Mainly because we were inspired by all the beautiful window boxes we see when we go to Charleston, South Carolina. But, of course, ours needed a little TLC after the planting season came to an end. So I decided to make a Christmas window box! And I thought it would be fun to share with you all some easy Christmas window box ideas today.
It required little effort to make, and I love the festive look it brings to the window frame! And the best part is, you can easily customize it to your Christmas theme or liking. This window box sits directly below the tree in our living room. And that tree has a gold theme to it. So I wanted to make sure I brought that theme outside too so it would all match and go well together.
With just a few pieces and supplies, I was able to create a beautiful and festive window box for the Christmas season! If you’re looking for some ideas and inspiration on how to do your own Christmas window boxes too, then be sure to keep on reading for all my tips and tricks!
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What Do You Put In A Window Box For Christmas?
If you live in one of the colder climates like I do for winter, you may be wondering what can you even put in a window box at Christmastime? Especially since it freezes and it’s too cold to plant most real plants. Well, I have good news for you!
You can easily fill your window box with evergreen branches, large pine cones, birch branches, fresh greenery, pine branches and/or evergreen boughs.
You can even fill it up completely with faux greenery and/or faux branches if you don’t want to deal with any live plants or anything like that. The possibilities are endless. I also even planted a little mini Christmas tree on each side of the window box too.
You can also put in some faux berries and other little decorative items like that to fill in the space and add in a pop of color. And, if you use any red berries or red ribbon for color, you can easily remove them after Christmas to make it more like winter window boxes too. It’s a great way to reuse what you already have without having to re-do a lot!
How To Decorate Windows For Christmas Inexpensive?
Here’s a great window box idea for you. If you’re looking to decorate a window box, but don’t want to spend too much money, go to Lowe’s Home Improvement Store or any other store that has live Christmas trees like that.
You can then ask them for the pine branches they cut off when trimming Christmas trees. Most of the time they are just going to throw them away anyway, so you can get a lot of branches for free!
This is such a great way to fill in your window boxes without spending a ton of money! So be sure to check your local stores like that before spending too much money on window box filler!
Styling Your Christmas Window Box
Now for the fun part! After you have all your materials together, style your Christmas window box to your heart’s content! I started by planting two mini Christmas trees on each side of the window display.
These were the only actual plants I planted in the box. I didn’t want to get too many plants because I didn’t want them to die quickly due to frost or anything like that.
Then, I started sticking pine branches in the middle of the box. And I just continued sticking branches all around the box after that to fill it up. Another thing I got was a beautiful cedar Christmas garland. I draped that all around the window box too, letting some of it spill out over the edges.
That’s the thing about window boxes, you want to have something that “spills” over to give it an appealing look. That’s easy to do during the summer, since you can easily use sweet potato vine for that, but it’s a lot harder in the winter. However, I think the garland did just the trick here!
Also, I grabbed a bag of pinecones and scattered them around in the window box as well. If you live near a forest or wooded area, you could definitely go outside and search for some yourself to keep the cost down even more! All the greenery mixed together with the pinecones really gives a natural look that I love!
I thought about spraying some pine cones with white spray to give them a “frosted” look too. But, I ran out of time for that unfortunately. After Christmas though, I may do it for winter. That way it gives it more of a winter window planters vibe instead of Christmas.
Another thing I added were some gold faux picks. I got most of them from Hobby Lobby, but you can really find Christmas picks like this anywhere.
Like I mentioned above, I wanted to use gold to keep with the theme of my indoor Christmas tree. But, if you wanted to go for a more classic look with pick that have red holly berries in them, that would look great too!
The finishing touches to my DIY Christmas window decorations were to add a strand of mini Christmas lights. You could also use fairy lights or string lights here. Whatever you prefer! Any of them would do and the glow just brings the right amount of holiday cheer to your window box!
Enjoy Your Festive Window Box
I absolutely love coming down our driveway now and seeing all the holiday lights from our window box and Christmas front porch! Together, they just look magical!
Not only do I love indoor Christmas decorations, but I think I love outdoor Christmas decorations just as much! I hope this post gives you a little Christmas cheer and inspires you to decorate your own window box.
And even if you don’t have a window box, you can apply everything I shared here and just style some winter containers or planters instead. That will still give you the same look you are going for with a window box!
Do you have a window box in your home too?? If so, I’d love to hear all about how you decorate it! Let me know below and have a very Merry Christmas my friends!