Faux Floral Window Box

6 Materials
30 Minutes
I wanted a window box full of flowers on our sweet (but boring) shed, but my husband was afraid that repeated watering would rot the wood of the structure...and frankly, I'm a terrible plant parent. So, I dug into my craft closet and made one with flowers even I couldn't kill.
In the garage, I found a few scraps of plastic wood trim, cut to the perfect size. Lucky me! No cutting and it wouldn't rot. That made for a very happy hubby. Plus, I love when I can upcycle old scraps!
Next, I found a floral stencil hiding in my craft closet. After wiping my board down, to make sure there wasn't any dirt or debris on it, I taped the stencil to it with blue painter's tape.

Then I used craft paint and a round foam pounder to bring my flowers to life! When the paint was dry, I carefully picked up the stencil and moved it down the board. I repeated this process until the board was fully covered.

However, I had the paint and stencils on hand, so I went with it, even if I'm not the neatest painter. I figured real flowers aren't perfect, so mine don't need to be either!
When my board was dry, I gave it a clear coat to protect it from the weather and nailed it to the shed.

Now I have a beautiful flowers that will never wilt or need water and better yet, I won't have to plant them again next year!

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  • Kay Cloninger Kirby Kay Cloninger Kirby on Sep 02, 2018

    What did you use to secure it in place

  • Amazing Grace ! Amazing Grace ! on Sep 11, 2018

    I like the idea of window boxes also, however if it were me after discovering the material (plastic wood trim) I might have actually built a box out of it - lined the inside and put real flowers or plants in it. Love the idea and might actually try it myself. Thanks for your project and I must say, I love your stencils. Can one buy stencils and those little paints in a dollar store? :)

  • Sarge Sarge on Sep 12, 2018

    I can appreciate your "missing" green thumb but why not make the actual box and fill it with faux flowers? Just a thought...

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