Old Drawer Repurposed to an Easter Basket

It's Easter basket-making time! My favorite time. I love making Easter baskets but I wanted to make some "baskets" that are a bit different. My granddaughter is 12 and she is so into everything Pinterest and DIY and so I had these old wooden drawers which I picked up last summer and thought they might work out very well for what I wanted. Believe it or not I actually took old drawers from broken bureaus on the side of the road. I did a blog post on Ways to Repurpose Old Drawers but this is the first time I actually DID something with one.

Old bureau drawer turned into an Easter treat box.

Here is the BEFORE picture of the drawer. It was taken from a dark pine bureau and had these small drawers on the top.  I painted it white and then distressed it a little. I don't like things very distressed although I know it is quite popular. I like things lightly distressed. 

A little bit of paint goes a long way to improve the looks of anything, don't you think?

Easter bunny postcard old

Isn't he cute? Here's a ceramic bunny I take out each year.

Easter bunny ceramic.

I filled it with some cute things like a tiny bunny and a tissue paper flower. I'll have to add an ICard to this basket, too. :)

Old wooden drawer painted white and made into a treat "basket" for Easter.

Her room is blue so I know she'll love the tissue paper flower. I did a post on those last week called How to Create Your Own Tissue Paper Wall Art and I now have lots and lots of all different colors of tissue paper now. Now I have tissue paper to wrap gifts in, too!

Old drawer turned into an Easter "basket" and filled with Easter treats.

This was a lot more fun and creative to do than just fill an Easter basket. What do you think?

Happy Spring, everyone!!!



  1. Linda it's Adorable!! I Love it.Smiles.Cindy

  2. Wow. This is such a neat idea! :)

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  3. So creative, Linda! I love the distressed look. Pinned!

  4. Wow, Linda! How clever! i would never have thought to use a drawer in that way. It gives your basket a nice vintage look!

    Your bff, Noreen

  5. This is so pretty! What a creative idea.

  6. very cute! I especially like the bunny on the end.


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