Several weeks ago I fell in love…with some flower boxes! Lucky for me, I still had some birthday money left which I was eager to trade in for some charming, wrought iron flower boxes to soften the outside of our home.
I found the flower boxes at Menards for $25 a piece. I was hoping for something a bit cheaper, but the extra money was well worth it because they just looked more sturdy then all the other ones I had seen. My husband Jeff wasn’t quite as excited when I brought them home because he knew it was going to be a project for him to do! I’m not scared of using power tools, but I definitely am not near as skilled with them as he is. Plus, the thought of drilling into our brick wall…now that does scare me!
Anyway, Jeff got them up for me the next day. I think it took him around 15-20 minutes. He was kind enough to take some pics while doing so in case you want to add some charm to your house with flower boxes too!
- flower boxes
- masonry screws
- hammer drill
- masonry drill bits sized for screws
- masking tape
1. Hold up the flower box and mark the screw locations with tape.
2. After the tape is up, hold the flower box up again and use a pencil to draw in the holes where the screws go.
3. Drill the screw holes using a hammer drill and masonry bits. Make sure you set the depth according to the instructions on the box of masonry screws.
4. Screw in the screws using a cordless screwdriver. Before fastening them all the way, make sure to hang up the flower boxes so they can be secured in place.
5. Fill flower boxes with soil and plants of your choice.
I chose to stick with the purple, white, and blue color scheme I have in our front flower beds.