After Mom saw the mini crate I made, she asked me to make a few larger ones as Easter baskets. She still likes to make up baskets and hide them for anyone who is visiting for the holiday. Here’s my basket from many years ago, which still gets used.
Since my nieces were spending the night with me a few days after her ask, I thought I’d surprise her by also having some pieces for the front of the baskets. I grabbed some patterns online, cut them out with my band saw, sanded the edges, and gave them a base of white spray paint.
Then I let my nieces paint them.
I had some old trim and other scrap wood I cut to width.
Then I cut everything to size.
Mom brought some felt for the bottoms, so I attached that to two outside pieces for every bottom with spray adhesive.
The assembly of the crates was quick with some glue and pin nails. Then I quickly sanded all of the edges to soften them.
I gave the painted pieces a couple of coats of clear matte to protect the acrylic paint. Then attached them to the crates with more glue and pin nails.