Make a Cool Cottage-Style Window Box Out of PVC Pipe

Pep up a plain window with this clever, easy DIY window box project.

PVC Window Box 01:10

Accent your windows with these DIY flower boxes made from PVC materials.

Materials

  • (1) 6”x10’ piece of PVC, cut down to 33” pieces (keep extra for other projects)
  • Chop saw (optional)
  • (4) 6” PVC cap fittings
  • (4) 6” window flower box wall brackets
  • (1) can of PVC clear cleaner
  • (1) can of PVC heavy duty clear cement
  • drill with 3/8” all-purpose bit
  • jigsaw with PVC cutting blade
  • 2” decking or wood screws (optional, as the brackets we used came with screws)
  • (1) can exterior spray paint of your choice – We used Krylon FUSION in Satin Rolling Surf color
  • (1) sanding block 180 grit

Step 1: Mark Rectangle on PVC

Measure and trace out rectangle on PVC pipe that is 5” tall by 24” wide. The rectangle should start 4.5” from edge of PVC.

Step 2: Drill Pilot Holes

Using the 3/8” bit, drill a hole at each corner of the rectangle. This will make turning your corners easier when cutting.

Step 3: Cut Out Rectangle

Using a jigsaw with a PVC blade, begin cutting in corner pilot hole. Follow the lines you traced until entire rectangle is cut out.

Step 4: Drill Drainage Holes

Flip PVC over and drill drainage holes. This will allow water to easily escape your planter.

Step 5: Sand

Use sanding block to smooth out all edges you just cut or drilled.

Step 6: Clean Pipe

Clean pipe with PVC cleaner. Tip: you could also use finger nail polish remover and a cotton ball.

Step 7: Glue Caps On

Immediately after cleaning, use PVC cement to attach caps on each end of pipe. PVC cement comes with an applicator swab attached to the lid. Liberally rub the tips of the pipe and inside the caps before securing together.

Step 8: Paint

Spray paint entire window box.

Step 9: Plant

Fill window box with dirt and add your flowers. Tip: adding vines towards the front of your window box will add cascading drama as they grow.

Step 10: Attach Bracket

Attach window box brackets to the siding just below window.

Step 11: Place Pipe

Place pipe into bracket. It will fit snug. Watch it grow!

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Install Vinyl Tiles

Update your kitchen floor with peel-and-stick tiles and minimal effort.

Installing Vinyl Flooring

Today's vinyl can be easily installed as a DIY project.

Make a Roll-Away Kitchen Island

Step by step, you can build a movable kitchen island.

How to Make a Guitar Rack

Save space and display your prized instruments with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Make a Kitchen Island

Kitchen organization is made easy with this simple, inexpensive DIY project. HGTV Magazine shows you how to repurpose an old console table into a stylish kitchen island.

Make a Window Seat With Toy Storage

Create a comfy spot to cuddle up with the kids, keeping toys and books organized and within easy reach.

How to Make a Geometric Upholstered Door

Dressing up a dull interior door? Think beyond paint by adding design and texture with upholstery and nailhead trim.

How to Install Plywood Floor Tiles

Plywood is an inexpensive flooring alternative. Use a single type of wood for a standard look or use particle board for a more patterned look.

How to Install Oversized, Patterned Ceiling Wallpaper

Bring bold, graphic flair to a flat ceiling using oversized wallpaper. Follow our step-by-step instructions for an easy, professional-quality installation.

Hanging and Securing Decorative Stones

Learn how to support stone veneer during a vertical installation.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.