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Spring Window Box Centerpiece

Today, we’re sharing how to create a Spring window box centerpiece!

Sometimes I come up with a decorating idea, seasonal craft, or DIY project that almost seems too simple to share in a post.

It reminds me of the countless times my Dad tries to give me sage advice as I’m walking out the front door of Bliss Barracks.

Much to his chagrin, I usually say, “Dad, I’m grown,” and kiss him on the cheek goodbye.

More times than not though, those little nuggets have helped tremendously despite my stubborn streak and “I’ve got this” mentality.

So, this year when I was thinking about decorating our home for Spring, I kept thinking about our amped-up travel schedule to the mountains, our allergy needs which are always front and center this time of year, and our sweet new addition Piper.

We have a lot on our plates this season which is why super simple Spring decorating ideas are exactly what we need right now.

And as we recover from a wild pandemic year, I’m thinking you might need them too. 

Here’s a look at how to create a Spring Window Box Centerpiece…

Spring Window Box Centerpiece Supplies:

  • Window box style container or large basket
  • Real or faux flowers
  • Paint buckets or vase
  • Plastic grocery bags or floral foam
  • Burlap feed sacks
  • Raffia (optional)

Spring Window Box Centerpiece Steps:

Make sure your container or basket is free from dirt and debris. 

My Dad built this window box style container for us several years ago following S’s accident. Once she no longer needed a wheelchair ramp, he used the wood from the ramp to create a centerpiece container we adore.

While this window box container is fairly large, you don’t have to do anything this size if you don’t have it on hand. 

Honestly, a simple window box from the garden center or even a French market style basket will do.

Place paint buckets, vases, or floral foam in the bottom of your container so you’ll have a place to put the flowers.

Next, place the flowers in the buckets, vases, or floral foam.

We used 6 faux hydrangea bushes for our Spring window box centerpiece but don’t let our allergies hold you back.

Feel free to use real flowers or whatever you like best!

If you’re using faux bushes, place plastic grocery bags around the stems to help stabilize them.

If you’re using floral foam you can totally skip this step.

Once the bushes have been stabilized, carefully cover up the buckets, vases, or floral foam with a burlap feed sack.

Be sure to remember to cover up the back part of your Spring window box centerpiece too!

Layer raffia on top of your burlap feed sacks for added texture, if desired.

Here’s a look at our Spring window box centerpiece in the dining room. Easy peasy, right?

Spring French Laundry Basket Centerpiece…

Plus, a similar look if you used a French laundry basket instead.

I used 2 paint cans instead of 3 since the basket is smaller but still used all 6 faux hydrangea bushes to make the Spring centerpiece really full.

Given we’re celebrating all things Spring, I thought it would be fun to add the DIY Robin Eggs we recently posted about as well as the whitewashed terracotta pots which is one of the most popular posts to date.

You can also find out how to age clay pots and make cute little bird nests here.

And since I started this post by sharing my Dad is always giving me sage advice, it’s only fair to reveal a piece of advice, I didn’t take but wish I would have. 

He passionately made the case for a smaller chandelier reminding me at least 100 xs while building The Crowned Goat Cottage I was going to hit my head on the crystals every time I got up from my desk. 

But I was not having it ?

I got the biggest chandelier the cottage could hold.

And now every time my head bumps the crystals, I think about how sometimes the simplest advice is the best advice.

Especially, when we choose to take it.

Let us know if planting any window boxes this year or creating a Spring window box centerpiece! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Other Spring Posts to Enjoy:

Many blessings,

CoCo

 

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18 Comments

  1. Hi Coco,
    This looks so clean and fresh! It’s a great
    way to welcome Spring. Luv it!

    1. So glad you like this, Lizzy, you could definitely do this at your house too and there are all kinds of flowers it will work with. It’s that easy! Hugs, CoCo

  2. I simply adore the homemade window box your dad made from recycled wood, and the flowers add the perfect finishing touch. I had window box attached to my home right below the front window growing up. I loved seeing the flowers in it every time I looked out the window.

    1. That’s so cool, Heidi! Having window boxes on the front of my house is definitely on my bucket list too. They’re always so pretty. Hope your day has been a fun one so far, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, Lovely, I really appreciate it. Hope your day has been a fun one, CoCo

  3. Coco,

    I love both of these ideas. Simple is all that’s needed and especially when it’s pretty.

    Pinned!

    How’s Piper doing with the hopping like a goat?

    Cindy

    1. Thank you bunches, Cindy! Simple is just about all we can handle this year thanks to Hyper Piper. She has yet to sleep through the night and has not taken a single nap during the day ?‍♀️ We are currently working in shifts and I can’t remember if I’ve brushed my hair at all this week much less put on deodorant ? We’ll get there…Big hugs, CoCo

  4. Absolutely love your choice of flowers! Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. I really appreciate your kind words, Kathleen, thank you. Big hugs and happy spring, CoCo

  5. Coco,
    This is so beautiful. I’m going to have to get my window box out and fill it with flowers.
    Blessings to you.

    1. So sweet of you to say, Renae, thank you! I’ve been trying to add little touches of Spring here and there around the house that are pretty but don’t take a lot of extra fuss ? This project couldn’t be easier and it’s great because you can dress it up or down too. Hugs for a happy spring, CoCo

  6. This is such a beautiful centerpiece! I love the idea of using plastic bags. I have sooo many of those things! Now I know what to do with them.

    1. I use plastic grocery bags for filler all the time, Michelle! They help to build up and stabilize all sorts of stuff, especially, flower arrangements. We switched to cloth grocery bags a while ago but our recycle center will no longer take plastic grocery bags so this is a great way to store them and use them too. Hugs, CoCo

  7. Oh this is perfect! I don’t know if I mentioned it before but I have an old enamel bowl that’s been sitting in the center of the table just waiting to be used as a centerpiece, but my creativity has escaped me! Until now! You just gave me the perfect idea on using the bowl and some of my artificial flowers. Thank you once again for having such beautiful posts and being such an inspiration. xoxo

    1. So glad you’ll be able to use this idea, Kristin! It’s super easy to put together and your enamel bowl would be so pretty with flowers in it too. The other good thing about this centerpiece is it’s really easy to take off the table when you need the extra room or if you have a curious pet that hops on the table ? Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer, I really appreciate it! Hope your weekend is a special one, CoCo

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