• Candles in small hurricanes and glittering colored bottles may not be a permanent fix, but they would make a wonderful, unexpected arrangement for a holiday party.
• Although we prefer our gourds on the table, we like the ease and interest they add to dreary empty window boxes too. I think kettle guards or baby boo guards would look especially festive.
• I love the soft look of wheat stalks, but had never thought of bundling them in the window box.
• Cut sprigs of pine are the easiest, fool proof way to go.
• Winter pine greens sprinkled with pine cones and berry branches make for a lush, natural looking box.
• Or just skip the springs and fill your boxes with mounds of pine cones.
• Last year Regina spotted these beautiful aspen branch window boxes in Montreal. As one commenter pointed out, it would also be a pretty way to store kindling on your balcony — the un-painted version, of course.
What are your favorite cold weather window box fillers?
(Images: 1, 3-5: Better Homes and Gardens, 2: Martha Stewart, 6: Real Simple, 7: Apartment Therapy: Chicago)