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Window Basket Upgrade for Winter or Always!

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I adore Window Baskets! But, I don't adore having to keep the plant materials alive & fresh... So The Hubby & I came up with this semi-permanent fix... What say you, Hometalk peeps?
Time: 1 Hours Difficulty: Easy
I promise it DID look much better earlier in the season, but as always, plant materials wither, no matter how much water & attention you give them!
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
We went ISO awesome fabric ~ we knew it needed to be heavy to maintain it's shape, so we chose upholstery fabric. We measured, then cut with room for excess & laid it inside the window basket...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
We trimmed off the excess....
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Now to keep it in place. We choose tie wraps ~ easy, sturdy & fairly cheap when bought in bulk. We used a utility knife it poke a small hole in the fabric, then inserted the tie wrap...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Tightened the tie wraps...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Clipped off the unnecessary ends...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
One last trim around the edges for a neatly finished look. We stuffed the window baskets with the old coconut liners to help the fabric keep the shape of the window basket.
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Hubby added a shelf in each one so that we had a flat, stable surface for our decals to sit upon... We choose bird houses, candle holders & yard art of all kinds for ours, but the sky is the limit! I intend to Christmas~ize them when the time comes, but the decor could be changed to compliment each & every season, for those so inclined!
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Then we added bright, seasonally colored florals for color & "POP!".
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
We love the look & can hardly wait to decorate them & light them up for Christmas! :-)
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Viola! :-)

Ask the creator about this project

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 15, 2015

    I say WOW!!

    • Stacy
      Stacy Duncan, SC
      on Oct 15, 2015

      @Miriam I Thanks, Miriam! :-)

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 15, 2015

    Your house looks charming, btw. I'd love to see more of your projects!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 15, 2015

    I am in love with these!! I love the colorful flowers and birdhouses what an amazing idea! Bravo to you and your hubby!

    • Stacy
      Stacy Duncan, SC
      on Oct 15, 2015

      @Hannah V Thanks, Hannah!! We love how they turned out, too! :-D

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Oct 15, 2015

    LOVE the design of the fabric showing through the metal windowbox!

    • Stacy
      Stacy Duncan, SC
      on Oct 16, 2015

      @Barb Rosen Me, too, Barb ~ thank you! :)

  • Cornelia Schott
    Cornelia Schott Cranberry Twp, PA
    on Oct 15, 2015

    You have a charming house and the idea of putting fabric inside the metal window box is a great idea. I like how you used pops of color.

    • Stacy
      Stacy Duncan, SC
      on Oct 16, 2015

      @Cornelia Schott Thanks, Cornelia! :)

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