How to Use Repurposed Frames to Make an Easter Basket

      I was bound and determined to find a use for these frames that were leftover from my daughter's wedding.
DIY Easter Basket Using Repurposed Frames

The wedding was 7 years ago and today is the day and since it's getting close to Easter I had an idea. These frames originally came from IKEA.

First I removed the backings and the glass from the frames then glued and nailed the frames together in a square. 



Repurposed frames in a DIY project
Before I was finished I also removed the points that held the glass into the frames then I cut a thin piece of plywood and nailed it to the bottom of the box. 
How to use old frames to make an Easter Basket
I added candle cups to use as feet and attached them to the bottom using E6000 glue. Then the next step was to paint the box.
How to use old frames to make a DIY Easter Basket
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence, then distressed the edges of the frames when it was dry I used a spray sealer to seal the chalky paint.
How to use old frames to make a DIY  Basket
The next step was to add a handle, I had a broken willow handle leftover from another basket project. I wrapped jute around the ends of the handle then attached it to the box with hot glue and nails. 

I attached a gingham bow and a few speckled egg picks to the sides of the handle then filled the box with Easter goodies. 
How to use old frames to make a DIY Basket for Easter

Repurposed Frames to make a DIY Easter Basket
A fun Easter basket that I created as I went. 
I'm glad I saved those frames for so long! 


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .