DIY Self-Watering Window Box

DIY Self-Watering Window Box

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DIY Self Watering Window Box

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47 Comments

  1. Elizabeth the Queen on July 20, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Those little stair windows always used to be stained glass in some sort of configuration. The previous owners must have wanted more light on the stairs, which I totally understand. Being stained glass, though, gave them the character they needed to stand on their own.

  2. Dolores J. Rush on July 20, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Love your gingham dress! Sounds like you had one of those days. smile! Does it get warm enough where you are at that you are going to have to water this planter everyday? Is there a way to open the window to water from inside the house? I had a window box outside my kitchen window and learned that I didn’t have enough sun, for it was on the north side of the house and three pots of silk flowers/bunches were best — I didn’t have to water them! I changed the pots out seasonally. When our house was painted, they removed the window box and I didn’t have them put it back up.

  3. Donna Ketz on July 20, 2021 at 2:39 am

    What a great video! Love how your window box turned out!πŸ₯°πŸ’

  4. Abby O on July 20, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Wow this looks so beautiful! What a great look to your home 😍. Love love love!

  5. Elena Polenichkina on July 20, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Beautiful!

  6. Lynda Wilson on July 20, 2021 at 2:43 am

    I use a coffee filter over the drainage holds to keep the dirt from coming through and it also gives your plants a chance to let your plants absorb the water instead of running straight through. Your box looks amazing.great job! πŸ‘πŸ»β€οΈ

  7. Julie Rinehart on July 20, 2021 at 2:44 am

    What kind of wood did you use? I want to make sure the boxes I make will withstand the weather elements and not rot πŸ™‚

  8. Heather Anne Kennedy on July 20, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Sarah – it is so pretty! What a great addition to your beautiful farmhouse! In winter some little cedars or boxwood plants and pine cones would be lovely!

  9. Tammy Leer on July 20, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Perfect, looks beautiful. Adds just the right touch to the window!

  10. KATHRYN TRAPMAN on July 20, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Gorgeous, just what the lil window needed.🌷🌷🌷

  11. amanda lane on July 20, 2021 at 2:51 am

    OMGeeze this window box hits it out of the park!!! Absolutely LOVE it! I’ve been wanting to make one on our one window out front that is perfect for one…and you gave me extra food for thought!

  12. Cynthia Nessel - Create With Cynthia on July 20, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Such a cute project!

  13. Pumps_ndpatron on July 20, 2021 at 2:54 am

    So cool! I actually just made my own garden box. LMK how I did 😬
    I saw this in a magazine & your video was very helpful… I will be trying this next

  14. LulluBelle28 on July 20, 2021 at 2:58 am

    This turned out great! The whole diy looks beautiful with all the flowers!

  15. Ruth Gaver on July 20, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Looks great πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ€—

  16. Jackie Burnett on July 20, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Turned out beautiful! Adds a special look to the house! Loved the self draining system which was a fantastic idea! Ty for sharing

  17. Anne Ramsey on July 20, 2021 at 3:01 am

    When first planted water from top. That way the water will wick up. Beautiful window box. X

  18. Brandi Still on July 20, 2021 at 3:02 am

    It’s GORGEOUS! Great idea and great job!

  19. Marty Maloney on July 20, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Love window boxes! There is a variegated ivy you may want to try next year instead of the vinca which will want to take over eventually. When I plant I try to wait for a cool day and if that’s not happening any time soon I plant in the evening. I water planter box and potted plants earlier in the day and then again after planting. I’ve even been known to use an umbrella over the planting the next day to temper any sun it would get. I like to keep the plants from being shocked if I can.

  20. Lucy H on July 20, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Turned out very nice! I soak my plants in fertilized water b4 planting. Loved the Steve Martin banjo music too!

  21. janice gardner on July 20, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Nice!

  22. Karen Doran on July 20, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Looks lovely! What did you do at the end of the season? Didn’t you find cleaning it out to be difficult? I would also think there would be old dirt stuck in there for the next season. I may try to make one using one of those removable plastic window box inserts (drilling the proper hole, of course).

  23. Debi VanRavenhorst on July 20, 2021 at 3:11 am

    I love your DIY’s. Been keeping a list of the ones I want my husband to help me with ( actually he does it) LOL..

  24. Musika Anna on July 20, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Nice window box! You’re beautiful.

  25. Tylor Miranda on July 20, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Next time you can use PVC house siding instead of wood. It’ll look like painted wood and it’ll last forever.

  26. limeykl on July 20, 2021 at 3:14 am

    So pretty it’s like a little dab of lipstick :)πŸ’„

  27. Mary Bradley on July 20, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Very nice Sarah and Coby! Blessings, Mary

  28. ann schindel on July 20, 2021 at 3:14 am

    I love flower boxes and this one really added something special to that windowπŸ’ Great job to you and your husband!🌷🌻🌸🌺

  29. Sandra C on July 20, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Beautiful!! I know you get tons of suggestions but using weed cloth stapled inside the box also helps with keeping the dirt off the house when watering…

  30. Kir B on July 20, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Where did you get that beautiful white chair with a wood frame in the beginning of the video???

  31. Sage Lilleyman on July 20, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Just found your channel! Loved this little DIY video, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ It is interesting to see if you look closely on the wall, that the window used to be full length but it has been covered to match the exterior. Same goes for the window to the left near the little porch! xx

  32. Lynn T. on July 20, 2021 at 3:17 am

    I think your little window used to be a door. You can tell by the siding. I just bought two window boxes! Thanks for the tips!

  33. PastelPalace19 on July 20, 2021 at 3:23 am

    when you are using dry potting soil, put the amount of soil you think you will need to use in another container (like a bucket or a wheel burrow). Add water and mix until you get your soil to desired wet consistency. then add to your container and it will be ready to pot your plants. The window box is great, I plan to make one for inside my house to sit under a farmhouse window I put a stained glass mosaic onto. with a few modifications, this will be perfect for my plan, thanks!

  34. apryl miller on July 20, 2021 at 3:23 am

    I so feel for this day you were having, its the story of my life though πŸ˜•

  35. Marie Radatsz on July 20, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Really love this it makes sucj a difference xx

  36. jbt PA on July 20, 2021 at 3:26 am

    I thought the idea was to not climb the ladder,huh?

  37. TheCelesteMorales on July 20, 2021 at 3:26 am

    You are so clever!!! I love the self watering idea!!! I’ve been looking for a cute window box DIY project that I can follow and this has to be one of the best videos I have seen on YouTube so far thank you thank you thank you!!!. Can’t wait to see your DIY shutters as I have some old ones I want to upcycle but keen to also make my own.
    Thank you again! X

  38. Mo Mo on July 20, 2021 at 3:27 am

    It adds so much charm! Screen wrapped around the pipe would have been a good idea. A cork for the over flow too – on super hot days.

  39. Sally Hasty on July 20, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Beautiful!!!

  40. Mary Ba on July 20, 2021 at 3:28 am

    I have a window box full of English flowers and your heading suggested that you will show how to make it self watering

  41. Gege's channel on July 20, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Beautiful and thanks I have wanted to do this for years but my husband did not want the water to go on the house. This is the perfect plan

  42. Lisa Pieper on July 20, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Love it!

  43. Sandy Miller on July 20, 2021 at 3:30 am

    What about adding a trellis with white climbing roses? Might help fill that space too πŸ™‚

  44. Jo on July 20, 2021 at 3:33 am

    Added a nice touch to the window. I would have put a piece of weed barrier fabric over the PVC and watered from the top. Water like electricity, takes the path of least resistance. You’ll find the water runs threw too fast to moisten the soil. Good videos.

  45. Mystery McCarthy on July 20, 2021 at 3:34 am

    Cute window box! Your expanse of wall is just begging for some tall shrubs. Try ‘Hicks’ Yew (Taxus media ‘Hicksii’) and Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) to clothe the wall in greenery all year long.

  46. Sherry Hudson on July 20, 2021 at 3:34 am

    Nice!

  47. Michele Austin on July 20, 2021 at 3:36 am

    Oh it turned out beautiful…instead of rocks that are heavy ….I suggest using crushed up smal( 8oz) plastic soda bottles bottles on the bottom…great as a bottom filler too so you dont need to add so much potting mix ….and it’s kinda recycling in the process.
    I’m looking forward to making a self water box too.
    Thanks!

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