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How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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.

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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.

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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.

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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!

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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).

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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!

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

I can’t wait to watch this basket fill in and spill over with blooms…it’s going to look gorgeous!

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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!!

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

So there you have it…the easiest and most pretty smelling door hanger ever!  Yay for summer!

How to Make a Fresh and Fragrant Hanging Basket for your Door

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!

The Happy Housie / The DIY Mommy /Confessions of a Serial DIYer / Zevy Joy

Finding Silver Pennies / Happy Happy Nester / Tidbits / Vinyet Etc.

A Pretty Life / Artsy Chicks Rule / Town and Country Living / Newly Woodwards

Southern State of Mind / Craftberry Bush / Summer Adams

Have an inspired day!

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14 Comments

  1. Love this! Also love your doormat…perfect for summer in a household with small children! My daughter has 3 small boys who indulge in popsickles daily during the summer.

  2. How cool is that, and I had no idea that some flowers don’t smell until the evening, that’s the coolest! I love this idea so original and I bet it’s amazing all spilling over! Dodi says hi to your Molly, she’s so sweet! AND hello, cutest doormat ever!

    1. Isn’t it amazing that some flowers only smell at night?! Evening Scented Stock looks dead and spindly and smells like nothing during the day, but at night the flowers open up and smell incredible! They fill my whole main floor! LOVE. Molly says HI to Dodi too! xo

    1. Thank you Danielle! I can’t wait for it to fill in…we finally have beautiful summer weather so it should be soon! I’m going to post updated pictures here later in the season! xo

  3. So so cute, Jo-Anna! As is your puppy. And the felt pads on the back?! Brilliant! I’m going to add those to my wreath today – all the driftwood bangs around terribly! lol Thanks for joining in this hop, friend!

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