As an alternative to a traditional wreath, try hanging a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket on your door instead! It’s a pretty (and lovely smelling) way to greet your guests.
Today I’ve joined an amazing group of blogger friends, and we are sharing 15 pretty summer wreath ideas with you! Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing. Make sure to check out all the wreath tutorials in the links at the bottom of this post! xo
Now that we’re talking about wreaths, this is where I tell you I didn’t actually make one. I really wanted to call this a wreath but technically it’s not…but it does hang on your door so does that count? Over the years I’ve made many summer wreaths for my patio and front door, but this year I wanted to try something different. Right now I’m really enjoying putting together my patio and planting my container garden, so I decided to carry that right onto my patio door, and created a fragrant hanging basket.
This is such a simple idea, and one I’m sure you’ve seen many times, but I thought I would share it with you in case you ever considered making one for yourself. The great thing about putting together this basket, is that you can add all of your favourite flowers! And in just a few minutes, you’ll have it assembled.
I found my tin metal hanging container at Michaels…with the coupon it was only about $15. It didn’t come with drainage holes which you could certainly add, but I just decided to fill the bottom of the container with one layer of stones. The stones will help with drainage, and the weight of them will also help to anchor the basket, and prevent it from swinging all over the place in wind or when the door opens and closes.
And to stop any banging against my door, I added a few chair pads to the back. So simple. Now all you have to do is plant!
My main goal for this hanging basket was to create the most delicious smelling basket possible. This year I’m all about creating a gorgeous scented garden on my deck, so I used all of my favourite fragrant flowers: alyssum, purple petunias (I think the purple ones smell the best!), pansies and sprigs of evening scented stock (evening scented stock may not be so pretty, but it is my most favourite scent in the world, so I forgive its leggy appearance).
So not only will this basket smell pretty during the day, but it will smell ah-mazing at night as the evening scented stock opens its blooms. When I have the door swung open in the evening, the beautiful scents will fill my main floor…I can’t wait!
I can’t wait to watch this basket fill in and spill over with blooms…it’s going to look gorgeous!
Also, can we talk about this door mat for a second? How cute is it with all those adorable colourful popsicles?! I had to have it. I found this at Walmart for $8.88…when I saw it I threw it in my cart and had visions of that IKEA ad…START THE CAR!!
So there you have it…the easiest and most pretty smelling door hanger ever! Yay for summer!
More Summer Wreath Ideas:
Now make sure to check out all these inspiring summer wreaths! I hope you’ll be inspired to create one of your own!
Have an inspired day!