• Rustic Watering Cans Windowboxes & More

    Posted on December 2, 2014 by in Bird sanctuaries, baths, feeders and more, DIY home and garden craft projects, Home decor, Recycled and repurposed items as garden art, Things that inspire me in the garden

     Rustic Watering Cans Windowboxes

    Rustic Wateringcans Windowbox http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/rustic-watering-cans-windowboxes-more/

    Rustic Watering Cans Windowbox

     

     

     Using watering cans collected over the years, greens cut from our trees and shrubs and some little Dollar Store snowflakes, I put together our rustic winter windowboxes in about an hour. Because I am such an avid gardener, these winter displays suit me well and can stay up until spring (or until I get bored, whichever comes first!). Even though I tried out red-checked ribbon, I settled on silver. Which do you prefer?

    Rustic Winter Windowbox http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/rustic-watering-cans-windowboxes-more/

    Rustic Winter Windowbox

    Rustic Winter Windowbox

     All through the year, my husband and I pick up interesting items at estate and yard sales. This little stone birdhouse cost just $4 and I couldn’t leave it behind. So glad I didn’t as it is the perfect addition to this rustic windowbox!

    Stone Birdhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/rustic-watering-cans-windowboxes-more/

    Stone Birdhouse

     A trio of old galvanized cans dulled to a soft silver fill one of our front windowboxes. Greens gathered from around our property provide the backdrop. Little Dollar Store snowflakes hot glued on sticks add a holiday accent.

    Rustic Wateringcans Windowbox http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/rustic-watering-cans-windowboxes-more/

    Rustic Wateringcans Windowbox

     A woven heart wreath picked up at a yard sale is transformed with two little carved snowmen from a craft show. On the front porch, their happy little faces will welcome our guests this season.

    Snowman Wreath http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/rustic-watering-cans-windowboxes-more/

    Snowman Wreath

    I placed a large container on either side of the driveway this past summer. They bloomed beautifully with mandevilla until the cold weather started. Then, it was pumpkins and hay and bittersweet for fall. Now, they are planted with tulips, narcissus and miniature daffodils and topped off with greens collected on our property. Red twig dogwood and holly provide color as white pine drapes over the urn edges. Hopefully, the holly will slow down any squirrels looking for a snack! If not, perhaps this metal owl will give them pause!

    Winter Owl http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/rustic-watering-cans-windowboxes-more/

    Containers flank the driveway!

    Wateringcans Windowbox

    Rustic Watering Cans Windowbox ~ a windowbox theme that will last all winter using what you have!


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you enjoyed this winter decorating, take a peek at some of Our Fairfield Home and Garden’s past ideas!

     

    Winter Decorating http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Winter Decorating with pots!


    Birdfeeder Windowboxes http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/winter-decorating-at-our-fairfield-home-garden/

    Birdfeeder Windowboxes

    Birdhouse Windowboxes http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-chanukah/

    Birdhouse Windowboxes

     

     

28 Responses so far.

  1. This is so neat! I’m all in on vintage finds.

  2. So pretty! I have a few window boxes that need decorating and this is a great inspiration!

  3. Love the rustic watering can window boxes!

  4. gail says:

    ohhhh how sweet are those watering cans in the greenery–it just makes me go awwwwww

    gail

  5. I really love the vintage look of the watering cans. And I prefer the silver ribbon. Funny, I’m using those exact same Dollar Store snowflakes around my house in a number of Christmas projects!
    xoKathleen

    • Barb says:

      I decided to go with the less showy silver myself, Kathleen. It matches the silver-gray of the watering cans so well. Those little snowflakes are pretty nifty for lots of uses!

  6. chris aka monkey says:

    i really love what you did here barb i love the silver ribbon it’s color matches more so festive xx

  7. That is darling! I love the nostalgic feeling you get from your vintage finds!

  8. Love the watering cans in the window box. Love the colors -everything looks so beautiful!

  9. Jill Flory says:

    Darling! What a totally cool idea!

  10. Oh Barb… what a charming idea! Never thought to create a Christmas window box! LOVE this! Pinned!

    • Barb says:

      Thanks so much, Donna! I’ll leave this windowbox up most of the winter now – so it is an all-purpose winter windowbox!

  11. Vanessa says:

    How lovely! I love window box, wish I could make one, but are home has windows to the ground. It’s crazy.

  12. Kristen says:

    I have one of those cans that I just put away in my shed! You’ve inspired me to incorporate it into our winter decor!

    I’m a first-time visitor to your site – I look forward to reading more. My husband and I are trying to build up the plants in our backyard and I think your site will give us some ideas.

  13. karin07 says:

    How did you get the finish on your watering cans? Did you use a sander? Thanks!

    • Barb says:

      The “finish” is just aged galvanized metal, Karin. All these cans are quite old and weathered and, with age, they develop a lovely soft patina.

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