Nothing brightens up the exterior of your house faster and for less money than a window box! Bonus points if you can view the window box from indoors as well. Add color, charm and curb appeal with these DIY window box ideas. Easy afternoon project!

Our feature project below is a tutorial on how to make a window box by ‘Bob Vila’. This box looks complicated and intricate, but has simple instructions and step by step photos. Paint it in a color to match your trim for a custom look!

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These DIY window planters from ‘Julie Blanner’ are a simpler version of the first project. Easy to follow tutorial, and I love her use of herbs in the boxes!

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This window box alternative from ‘Martha’ allows you to just pop in round pots, instead of having to replant several times a season. I love the versatility this gives, and it’s a clean look for the front of the home.



From ‘The Hostess with the Mostess’, this up cycled window box by Kim Foren is full of so much charm! This is perfect for a cottage home. Simple instructions, and you have to click through to see all the great photos of this project! Photo by Erica Bader.



If you love the look of cedar, (I do!) then this tutorial for these DIY window boxes from Jessica at ‘Jessica N Designs’ is just what you want. Be sure to scroll down her page too see the before and after of the front of the house… The boxes helped the curb appeal so much!



From ‘Paradise Perspectives’, find out how to make this DIY pallet window box. This is a good project for a beginner builder, easy and straightforward. I like how this looks simple and basic, but charming too.



Brittany from ‘Pretty Handy Girl’ created this wine crate window box, and she shares just how she did it with us less talented and creative! I am a big fan of her choice of whitewashing it… it makes it really homey, yet still retains that elegant wine country feel. Click through so she can walk you through this project! Doesn’t it just make you want to bring out the good crystal and slice some gourmet cheese?



A little unclear on the basics of how to build a window box? ‘Renovate Your world’ has a step by step video for you on how to make this one!



This modern DIY window box from Emily Winters via ‘DIY Network’ shows us that you don’t have to go rustic for the window box look to be effective. This design would go with almost any house style. Lot’s of photos lead you through this tutorial.



Here is a great idea from ‘The Polished Pebble‘. They took two galvanized tubs from Pottery Barn and attached them below the window with L-brackets. Pretty!



From ‘Apartment Therapy‘, a different style, same idea!



Lastly, if you need a few tips on adding window boxes, then turn to HGTV. I love this great water bottle idea, (it fills space without added weight!)


Image Credits: Polished Pebble, Bob Vila, Julie Blanner, Martha, Hostess with the Mostess, Jessica N Designs, Paradise Perspectives, Pretty Handy Girl, Renovate Your World, DIY Network, Apartment Therapy, HGTV


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