How to Make an Indoor Window Box

December 23rd, 2008 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Fresh greens, dainty whites, and gold pinecones are a winning winter team.
This winter arrangement is an unexpected and delightful addition to your holiday decor.
Here lies the treasure awaiting transformation.
Ribbons of green and silver woven through the wire basket work well with this industrial metal container. They help take the edge off and provide a touch of softness.
I attached another little junk gem front and center of the basket. This is the center of a round iron floor grate and resembles a snowflake.
This is really gem, on top of gem, on top of gem! A rhinestone pin becomes the sparkling center of the snowflake.
Measure the inside of the basket and cut corrugated packing cardboard and place inside basket.  I left mine about 1/2 inch taller than the basket. I also put a plastic tray on the bottom for watering ease.
The gliittered feather adds just the right touch of sparkle to the arrangement.
You might remember these little glass baubles from one of my earlier stash of goodies posts. The glass rings on eye hooks are make believe icicles.
Sitting on the table and all ready to take its place of honor in the dining room window. Here is a tip..if you have an arrangement hanging in the window by the dining room table you can play down the actual centerpiece and save money. This piece will last the season while fresh cut flowers wil only last a few days.
Fresh greens, dainty whites, and gold pinecones are a winning winter team.

Fresh greens, dainty whites, and gold pinecones are a winning winter team.


I seriously don't know where this metal beauty came from or what it was in its former life. I suspect maybe a dry cleaner. What do you think? What I do know is that it makes an excellent piece to display holiday florals. Picture windows are not my favorites and I have a couple of them with which to contend. To help cure my big pane of glass blues, I opt for hanging junkables in the center to break up the expanse of the window. You can only imagine my delight when I found this unusual treasure!

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Comments (15)

airzinnn writes: I don't know what that little gem is, but it is pretty cool and works perfectly for your project! Love it! Posted: 2:52 pm on October 29th
suewhitney writes: Hi Junkster,

I'm so happy you are going to try this! Make sure to post a picture of yours when you are done. Have fun!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:08 am on December 28th
TheJunkster writes: I am going to try it myself this afternoon! Posted: 12:44 pm on December 27th
funshui writes: Sue, Already getting ideas for next christmas! Also, want to say this site and all the great partners in junk that contribute are on my list of things to be thankful for and have spent much enjoyable time looking and learning! Nancy Posted: 12:41 am on December 26th
berton718 writes: This is magnificent!!!! I love how beautiful you made this look!!! Posted: 1:22 am on December 25th
suewhitney writes: Thanks all! It was a simple and fun project. PJ..I just screwed an eye hook in the casing of the window and hung it from that. White flower...thanks for letting me know what this was originally. I like it even more now!

Happy Holidays to All!
Sue Posted: 1:57 pm on December 24th
pjjunker writes: I love this idea and I have a metal piece that's very similar to yours, only not as old. I can't wait to try it! How did you hang it on your window? I'd love to put one on my kitchen window! Posted: 11:07 am on December 24th
CottageElements writes: Sue, I think Amy's words hit it right on the head. Love, love, love! What an awesome piece. Good bones to work with and all the items in it make it spectacular. Would love to find out what it was used for. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled!

Lani Posted: 12:42 am on December 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This display is quite spectacular, Sue. What an exceptional iron piece treasure! The "snowflake" grate is a wowzer too!

I love the details in each of your projects. As always, fantastic work.

Posted: 8:06 pm on December 23rd
millz writes: The last picture revealing the finished project is absolutely beautiful. Sue, your talents are endless....I could use your talents at my Barn... in your spare time :0) - yeah right. I am interested in carrying the new mag....if you or Kimberly want to share your stuff on the North side of town. Merry Christmas. Lori Posted: 7:54 pm on December 23rd
whiteflower writes: I love this - what a beautiful display for the winter. I have one of these wire baskets for storage in my bathroom. These are hanging swim baskets used in seaside changing & locker rooms. Posted: 4:48 pm on December 23rd
roadtriplouise writes: Your Christmas window box is great! The metal piece was a great find, unique!
Ann Posted: 3:35 pm on December 23rd
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Love! Love! Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!

Amy Posted: 3:04 pm on December 23rd
MyPetiteMaison writes: I love this piece and the project. So inspiring!
~Tracie Posted: 2:55 pm on December 23rd
Meadowview_Farm writes: Beautiful - simply beautiful. Makes me almost want to have picture windows:0)
Kari Posted: 11:56 am on December 23rd
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