How To Anchor Artificial Flowers In Window Boxes

The spring season is the perfect time to decorate your home with fresh flowers and plants. You can bring some of the outdoors in by planting flowers in a window box or other area of your home. But how do you keep your flowers anchored in place? 

The answer is simple: glue them down! The first step to gluing artificial flowers into place is choosing what glue works best on them (and then using that). Some people have found success with hot glue, but others prefer epoxy

How to put Artificial Flowers in a Window Box
Installing artificial flowers in window boxes is an excellent way to add color and beauty to your home.
There are several ways to anchor artificial flowers in a window box, including using adhesive, floral pins, or weights.
By cleaning your artificial flowers regularly, you can help to maintain their appearance and extend their lifespan.
Mixing artificial and real flowers in a window box is possible and can create an attractive, low-maintenance look.
Keeping your artificial flowers free from dirt and dust can help to prevent fading and damage over time.

Gluing Your Flowers In Place

To get your artificial flowers to stay in place, you’ll need to glue them on one at a time. You can use hot glue or regular craft glue for this step.

You should start at the bottom of your window box and work your way up, gluing each flower in place as you go along. 

When you reach the top of your window box, simply let any extra artificial flowers hang over the edge so they don’t look too stiff.

It’s important that all of your glued-on artificial flowers are facing forward and have their stems tucked into their potting soil so they aren’t visible from outside (or inside) of your home!

Do you want to add artificial flowers to your window boxes but not sure how to anchor them? Check out our article on how to anchor artificial flowers in window boxes for easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips.

Using Pins And Wire To Secure Your Flowers

There are a number of ways to secure your flowers. You can use a pin to hold the flower in place, or you can use wire.

Here’s how it works:

If you choose to use pins, find one that is large enough for the thickness of your flower’s stem and stick it through the bottom of your window box so that it goes up through the bottom of your flower and then back down into the dirt (or whatever) below it. 

Your goal here is simply to keep them from falling over, so if this doesn’t work for you if they fall over anyway you can try again with another pin until you find one that does work for you.

If using wire, measure out some wire and fold it around your stems at least three times before securing with pliers or by twisting together ends (see photo). Then stick this whole thing into soil/dirt below window box so that all four ends remain exposed above ground level (see photo).

Securing Your Flowers With A Hot Glue Gun

With a hot glue gun, it’s best to use a small amount of hot glue and quickly attach the flower. 

You have to be careful when using a hot glue gun because it can burn if you get some on your fingers. Be sure to let the glue cool before handling it!

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Attaching Your Flowers To A Pin With A Rubber Band

If you want to attach your flowers to a pin, you can always just use the rubber band. It’s easy! Just put the flower on the pin and slide it back and forth until it’s secure. You’re done!

Alternatively, if you’d like to get fancy and incorporate multiple ways of attaching artificial flowers in window boxes at once, try using a pin to attach them both:

Choosing The Right Vase For You

Next up, choose a vase that fits the flowers you want to use. While this might seem obvious, there are plenty of people who have tried to put a bunch of artificial flowers inside an ornate vase with little success. 

It’s important to find a vessel that will both complement and reflect the style of your home or office as well as be easy to clean and maintain. If your space is small and you’re looking for something sleek, consider using glass or metal containers instead of plastic ones.

For example: if you don’t like cleaning up after yourself but still want something stylish without all the fuss (and mess)

Consider purchasing one made from nonporous ceramic material like those by Jonathan Adler which come in multiple sizes ranging from mini tabletop options up through larger floor-sized pieces such as those displayed here at Pottery Barn Kids’ store locations nationwide!

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Deciding When You Need To Water Them

When it comes to watering your potted plants, you’ll want to pay attention to the type of flower you have and how much water it needs. 

Plants that need more frequent watering include anthuriums, orchids, and cacti. These flowers have thick leaves that hold in water for a long time and can survive dry spells better than other flowers. Other plants, like those with thin leaves or moss-like foliage (such as the Boston fern), should be watered less often because they dry out quicker. 

If you’re using soil without any drainage holes in your planter box, then it’s especially important not to let these flowers get too thirsty!

The amount of time between watering depends on what kind of soil you’re using some soils retain moisture longer than others do. 

For example: if you’re using potting mix instead of garden soil (which tends to be heavy on clay), then your plant will need more frequent watering than if its roots were growing in garden loam instead!

Thinking About How You’ll Display Them

If you’re like me and love to display your flowers in vases, then this is the stage where you will be thinking about how you want to display them. If you do use a vase, make sure it’s plastic so that it can withstand the heat of direct sunlight.

You also need to consider what other plants will be used with them. For example, if I am going to put some lilies in a window box, I might use something like an ornamental grass as filler between them (and then maybe some other small plants around the edge).

Are you planning to attach artificial flowers to a wooden surface? Our article on how to attach artificial grass to wood provides helpful tips and advice to make the installation process easier for you.

Considering Which Type Of Soil You Want To Use

In addition to the type of flowers you choose, you’ll also want to consider the soil for your window boxes. 

The most important thing about the soil is that it should be lightweight and able to drain well. Make sure it’s moist but not wet; a good rule of thumb is that if your hand sinks into the soil about an inch when you’re pulling out some, then it’s ready for planting (but make sure this doesn’t happen every time).

In addition, remember that all window box plants should be grown in sterile soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 7 this information should be on the tag of any new bulbs or plants you buy at the store! 

When shopping around for new pots or cements, look for ones with those same tags so they match up nicely together; otherwise one side will sink while another rises above water levels due to differences in density between materials used in construction versus those intended solely as decoration.”

Figuring Out What Type Of Fertilizer You Want To Use

After you’ve picked the flowers you want to plant, it’s time to figure out what type of fertilizer you’ll be using. 

Most people don’t realize that different types of fertilizer require different application methods. It’s important to choose a fertilizer that works best for your specific situation and the type of plants (or flowers) you plan on growing in the window box.

Most people use a slow-release, granulated form of nitrogen for their window boxes because it helps promote healthy green growth in plants without being too powerful or causing any negative side effects such as burning roots or leaves. 

This is especially true if there are other plants nearby that might get damaged by high levels of nutrients in soil such as tomatoes or carrots; these may need less frequent fertilization due to their bigger root systems holding more water content than smaller plants like daisies would have access too.”

To keep your artificial flowers in great condition, it’s important to clean them regularly. Our guide on how to clean artificial grass at home contains useful tips that you can use to keep your artificial flowers looking as good as new for longer.

How Will You Know Which Plants To Choose?

Choose plants that are in season. Most stores have seasonal displays of flowers and plants, so it’s easy to see what’s available. If you don’t have access to a garden center near your home, then the internet can help you find the perfect plant for your particular situation.

Choose native plants. Native plants are well adapted to your local climate and environment; they’ll grow better than non-native species because they’ve had time (thousands of years) to adapt themselves accordingly.

Choose appropriate-sized plants for their environment: large pots or window boxes will require larger specimens than smaller ones, as well as more light or water depending on how much space each individual plant has been given by its owner (or gardener).

What Color Will Your Planter Be?

For example, if you’re planting yellow flowers in a white window box, the planter will affect the overall look of your flowers. 

It’s best to choose a color that complements rather than distracts from the blooms you’ve planted. If you want to stick with white as your planter color, make sure to avoid using dark-colored soil and mulch. This can make your flowers look dull and dingy instead of bright and cheerful!

If you’d like some extra guidance on choosing artificial flowers that suit your garden style or theme whether it’s traditional, modern or something else entirely check out our guide on how to buy fake plants! 

How Planter Color Affects Flower Display

Planter ColorBest Flower Colors
WhiteWhite, purple, blue, pink, red, yellow
BlackWhite, pink, red, yellow
Brown/TanPink, blue, purple, yellow, white
Earth TonesYellow, red, pink, purple
GrayRed, pink, white
MetallicPink, purple, blue
Bright ColorsGreen, white, pink, purple, blue

Note: This is only a general guideline, and you can mix and match colors to create different looks based on personal preferences.

Do You Want Any Drainage Holes?

Before you plant your flowers, you’ll want to make sure there are some drainage holes in the bottom of your planter. 

You should see a slight depression on one side of each box. If you have a window box with no drainage hole and put soil directly on top of that depression, then water won’t be able to drain out of the bottom. That will cause excess moisture at ground level which could lead to mold or other problems with your plants later on.

Drainage holes are definitely not a requirement for window boxes, but they’re important if you want healthy plants!

Is It A Good Time Of Year To Plant?

A good time of year to plant is spring or fall. Spring because there are less insects and diseases, and the plants have a chance to grow in before winter. Fall because you don’t have to worry about frost on tender young leaves.

Are There Any Other Ways To Display The Flowers?

You can also display the flowers in a vase made from a glass jar or bottle.

Or try using driftwood, stones, baskets, plates and bowls to hold your artificial blooms.

You can even use plant pots to house the flowers if you want to add some greenery into the mix!

Other Ways to Display Artificial Flowers

Display MethodDescription
Glass Jar or BottleYou can display your artificial flowers in a vase made from a glass jar or bottle to give them a rustic, vintage look.
Driftwood or StonesUsing driftwood or stones can give your flowers a natural, organic look that works well with a range of decor styles.
Baskets, Plates, and BowlsYou can use baskets, plates, and bowls to hold your artificial flowers and create a unique, eye-catching display.
Plant PotsIf you want to add some greenery to your display, consider using plant pots to house your artificial flowers. This can add texture and variety to your arrangement.

What Other Types Of Plants Are There?

There are a few other types of plants that you can consider.

Evergreens: There are many varieties of evergreen plants, some of which may thrive in your climate and soil conditions. 

These include boxwood, azalea and rhododendron bushes, holly shrubs and conifers (such as pine trees). Check out the resource section below for more information on these!

Hardy annuals: If you live in an area where winter comes early or lasts long enough to kill off other annuals in your garden, then it might be worth considering some hardy perennial flowers instead. 

Hardy perennials have thick stems and roots that allow them to survive freezing temperatures without dying back completely over winter – so they’ll still be there once spring returns! Some examples include aster flowers (Asteraceae), sweet pea vines (Lathyrus odoratus), ragged robin (Lychnis coronaria), speedwells (Veronica sp.), creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)


I hope this has given you a few ideas to help you choose the right flowers for your window box. 

There are so many different types of flowers and plants out there, but I think it’s important to remember that all of them can add color and life to your home. 

It’s also important to remember that each type of flower will need its own special care, so make sure that you know what each one needs before choosing one!

Further Reading

If you enjoyed reading about installing artificial flowers in window boxes, you might find the following articles interesting:

How to install faux flowers in window boxes: This article provides step-by-step instructions for installing fake flowers in window boxes and includes helpful tips for getting the best results.

How to Fill Outdoor Window Planter with Artificial Flowers: This article gives useful advice on how to fill outdoor window planters with artificial flowers in a way that looks natural and beautiful.

How to Keep Artificial Flowers from Flying Out of Planters: This article provides tips and tricks to help you keep your artificial flowers securely in place in your window boxes or planters.


How do I install artificial flowers in a window box?

To install artificial flowers in a window box, first, clean the box thoroughly, and then line it with floral foam or chicken wire to hold the flowers in place. Arrange the flowers in a natural-looking pattern, and then anchor them firmly using strong adhesive, floral pins, or weights.

Can I mix artificial and real flowers in a window box?

Yes, mixing artificial and real flowers in a window box is possible, and it can create an attractive look while also reducing maintenance. However, make sure you choose flowers that complement each other in terms of height, color, and texture.

How do I clean artificial flowers in a window box?

To clean artificial flowers in a window box, remove them from the box and dust them off thoroughly using a soft-bristled brush. You can also use a hairdryer on low heat to blow the dust away. For more stubborn dirt, use a wet cloth or sponge to clean the flowers, but avoid rubbing or pulling them as they can get damaged.

How do I prevent artificial flowers from fading in a window box?

To prevent artificial flowers from fading in a window box, make sure they are made of UV-resistant materials and are not exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods. You can also use a UV-resistant spray for extra protection or switch to fade-resistant LED lights for added beauty.

How long do artificial flowers last in a window box?

Artificial flowers can last for several years in a window box if they are made of high-quality materials and maintained properly. However, they can get damaged or fade over time due to factors like sun exposure, weather conditions, dust buildup, and wear and tear.