Those wishing to grow indoor herbs, a sill sanctuary
filled with flowers or a simple resting place for
healthy, veggie sustenance can bank on this craft-idea
to bring joy to their homes – or that of loved ones
(should you wish to gift it).
Here?s what you need: a drill machine, a store-bought
or home-made window box with drainage provided,
drainage tray, sand-paper, compost and soil (or
mixture bought from a nursery), favorite seasonal
flowers, acrylic white and colored paints, overcoat of
clear gloss to hold in the colors, a 2 inch paint
brush and turpentine.
Method: Rub the sand-paper over the outside of the
window box to smoothen out the rough edges; in smooth
strokes, apply the base coat of white paint, wait for
it to dry fully before applying a second coat.
When completely dry, paint in colored designs you like
– hearts, leaves, lattice and stripes are some popular
choices – and wait for the colors to dry before going
ahead with the overcoat of clear gloss. Let dry in
Fix the painted window box to your chosen spot by the
window after machine-drilling holes into it, placing
drainage tray and inch-thick layer of pebbles at the
bottom, then before covering these with compost and
soil mix and sprinkling the plant seeds.
Lavender and Geranium grow well in small areas as do
chives, mint and sage.
Whatever plants you choose, take care to water them
regularly and treat them with adequate fertilizers
(even slow release ones are available, so do find out
about these) to keep from withering.
If opting for different varieties of plants, sow the
tallest at the back, bushy ones in the middle and
trailing kinds towards the front of the window box to
give it an aesthetic look that?s peachy keen for the
outsiders – looking in.
(Yeah, you?re sure to have plenty of those too – with
such a great garden idea decorating your home!)