The Amaryllis Box

A few weeks back a friend mentioned she was going to add Amaryllis bulbs in preparation for Christmas.  I decided to do the same but I needed something festive for the bulbs.

This led me to building a themed box that could be used as a base for Amaryllis bulbs.
Then I wondered how this plant got its name which took me to Google.   It’s interesting how one idea can inspire another.

When I uncovered the story I reflected further to a time when I introduced Greek Mythology to our kids; I should have really remembered this story.  They were both fascinated with different views throughout history.

Patty’s Plants had a great explanation.  Link >> The Legend of Amaryllis Hippeastrum 

After a few hours passed in the workshop I came up with a couple fun box ideas.  You can use these boxes for more than just Amaryllis bulbs, they would make perfect gift boxes.


Christmas was kicked off this season with the Amaryllis box; it’s going to be fun sharing these boxes with family and friends. What would you do with an Amaryllis Box?


  1. Patti Estep says:

    What a beautiful box. Amaryllis a so fun to grow inside where I live this time of year. Last year one of my friends gave me a white one in a blue pot. Just a little different and it was beautiful but I do love the red.

    1. I was thinking I might do one with a stain finish later, I have a lot of fun building. Blue pot with white I love that! I really need to get moving with Christmas – but I still have fall on the brain. Perhaps after Thanksgiving.

  2. What a beautiful job you did on the Amaryllis Box. I love it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thanks it was a fun one to make. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!

  3. Skye says:

    That came out very cute!

  4. Joanie Zisk says:

    What a very pretty box. It looks easy enough to make too.

  5. That turned out very nice., in fact so nice I pInned. I hope that is OK.

    1. Thanks for pinning and I'm glad you liked it. I love to build and most of my projects can be found on the Home and Garden page. Thanks for stopping by to share and Hope you have a wonderful weekend. -Carole

  6. Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you Monday at 7 pm at our party. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Really great project. I like your thought process behind your art. I am inspired in much the same way.

    1. Thanks so much – Love being surrounded by like minded people. This was a lot of fun to create, I love spending time in our workshop this time of year. Keeps me busy prior the next gardening season. -Carole

  8. What a lovely box! It is perfect for a gift. You did a great job painting and decorating it.

  9. angie says:

    danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen!!! liebe grüße von angie

  10. AMAZING… CAROLE! SUCH A TALENTED FARMGIRL YOU ARE! Thanks for sharing it with the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks so much Debbie – Love it when you stop by. I had to go to Oklahoma yesterday so I missed your Blog hop. Heading over there now. Hope you have a great weekend. We've got warm temperatures so we're headed outdoors to work on the farm today. -Carole

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