If you've been looking for a budget-friendly way to get out in the sun and show the outdoors whose boss, the DIY way, you'll want to check out this tutorial for installing window boxes in an afternoon. It's the perfect weekend project to spruce up your home's curb appeal.
Sherry and John of Young House Love picked up these wood window boxes at their local home improvement store (because they were almost the same price it would cost in materials to make them on their own) and got to work. If you've ever thought about installing flower boxes, you'll want to read their tutorial.
Also, while you're there you can find out Sherry's trick for planting flowers that are already spilling over the edge of your box (no waiting for them to grow in).