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Window Box Alternative

Martha Stewart
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This variation on a standard window box showcases both your flowers and their pots.

You’ll need:

  • 1 x 12-inch wooden board
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Clamp
  • Drill with circle cutter
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Brackets
  • Screws


1. Cut a 1 x 12-inch wooden board so that it extends a few inches beyond the window on both sides.

2. Measure the pot’s diameter just below the lip (ours was 7-1/2 inches); divide by 2 for radius. Make a note of both numbers.

3. Mark the center of the board with a pencil; measure out from this mark, in each direction, the length of the pot’s diameter plus 2 inches. Mark these 2 points with a pencil.

4. Clamp the board to a work surface.

5. Set the circle cutter to the length of the pot’s radius.

6. Insert the drill bit into the center mark; cut hole for pot. Repeat with remaining 2 marks to cut 2 more holes.

7. Prime and paint board and brackets with exterior-quality finishes.

8. Screw brackets to board and then to wall.

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