Sunday, July 1, 2018

Patriotic Flower Boxes





I like how my redecorated window boxes turned out !

They used to be plain wood boxes mounted to the side of the house.
When we had siding done several years ago, they were removed.
They've been sitting under the porch, 
waiting to be reused somehow someday.
That day came this spring when I decided to 
totally rip out my flower gardens
(sad to see them go, but the bermuda grass had taken over....)
and put in beds of decorative rock with containers for flowers.
I had the idea to turn the window boxes into a sort of
"stadium seating" flower box, painted patriotically and
filled with red, white and blue flowers. 
The idea was it would resemble a flag as seen from the road!




The flowers aren't nearly as full as I intended though.
I do not have a green thumb, I never seem to
be able to grow lush flowers....




A quick how to:
Brush on watered down acrylic craft indoor/outdoor paint
to create a weathered look.
Sponge stamp stars with the same paint.
Stack one box on top of cinder blocks behind
the other to achieve the look.
Fill with dirt and flowers, enjoy ! 

I almost forgot to mention that this project is being shared
as my design team project this month at
It's a monthly anything crafty goes
(so long as it is family friendly) challenge.
Show us what crafty thing you've been working on !

Thanks for looking =)



I'm entering my project in the Red, White and Blue challenge at Shopping Our Stash
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2018/06/shopping-our-stash-360-red-white-blue.html



5 comments:

  1. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  2. Awesome planters, love how you decorated them, what a wonderful addition to your garden, so glad you finally decided to use them and decorated them so beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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  3. Hello: I don't know why my other comment didn't stick so here I am to tell you again that I think your planters are super fabulous, what a great way to re-use this containers.
    Thank you for sharing this project with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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  4. Wow they have come up beautifully!! Have a lovely evening x

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