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.
Other Spring Posts to Enjoy:
- How to Make a Flower Market Sign (shown above)
- Simple Spring Home Tour
- Spring Porch Tour and Easter’s On Its Way Blog Hop
- Easter Bunny Tablescape
- 5 Ways to Style a Spring Basket