Repurposed Vintage Berry Basket Tote for Easter

       A while back I found a pile of vintage berry baskets and a wooden box at a garage sale. 

Repurposed Vintage Berry Basket Tote for Easter

Those vintage berry baskets became my latest rustic tote project for Easter. 

It is the tenth of the month and that can only mean that my friends and I are sharing our favorite DIY projects. The theme this month is Easter.

I began by adding a handle to the box by nailing and gluing on 2 scrap pieces of wood and a thick dowel. 

DIY Repurposed Vintage Berry Basket Tote for Easter

While the wood glue on the handle was setting I reinforced the sides of the box and clamped them to tighten it up a bit. 

Clamping the handles and sides of a DIY Easter crate.

Vintage berry baskets were a perfect fit!

DIY Berry Basket Easter Basket.

I wanted the handle to match the box a little better so I used a poly with stain to seal the wood and make it darker. 

See below for all my suggestions from Amazon craft supplies for this project.

It took a couple of coats for the handle to be dark enough. 

It didn't have to match exactly because the berry baskets were a lighter color too. 

Make Your Own Berry Basket Easter Basket.

I brushed on a little stain around the edges of the berry baskets too to give them a little character and to match the tote. 

Make a rustic basket for Easter.

Vintage berry baskets for an Easter tote.

I filled the baskets with brown paper basket filler and with DIY chalkboard and silver Easter eggs. 

Berry Basket with Easter Eggs.

Repurposed Easter tote with berry baskets.

It's the perfect vintage tote filled with vintage berry baskets and Easter goodies. 

I love making Easter projects. Here are a few I made recently:

Book Page Bunny Banner.

DIY Repurposed Easter tote with berry baskets.

Rustic and Repurposed Berry Basket Easter Tote.

Now it's time to share the Easter projects made by

my friends. Please visit each blogger
and see what she ready to share with you! 

Tammy ~ Patina and Paint

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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. .