If you have any small cubby nooks that you wish were easier to access check out our easy stylish pull-out drawers made from dollar store baskets! I’ve made this type of “drawer” many times and they are inexpensive and fun to make! They can be used in a variety of situations. I’ve done these many times in our homes such as in our Magical Dark Sea Bathroom Makeover where the bottom cupboards of the sink were deep and hard to get to. On the bathroom post, you can see how I made a drawer from a box complete with a handle. I also used basic longer baskets. You might also want to check out our Inexpensive Herb Closet Makeover where we took a small coat closet we remade into a “herb closet” using LOTS of dollar store baskets etc!
It’s possible you already have everything you need!
- Baskets to fit your measurements. We happened to have the perfect size that was purchased at a Dollar Store.
- Ribbon for the handle. (We used 2″ burlap ribbon) You only need a few inches.
- Fake flowers etc Decorate your drawer pull however you want.
- Hot glue gun
MISC EXTRA ITEMS, BOOKS ON COFFEE TABLE
Woven basket. I already had a woven bin with lid. It was similar to this one.
Mouse Bookend, cast iron. (It was actually a doorstop but worked perfect for books!)
Planter box (I already had this)
Motivational Cards I LOVE these things and have several different sets.
Flower Tea Light Holder (Not the same but similar)
We purchased a small coffee table. (Its not available anymore or I would link to it)
The small doors opened but I wanted to be able to put more things in one of them and easily get them out. I measured the inside of the opening.
It just so happened I had a basket I’d purchased from a dollar store a long time ago that was the perfect size!
I grabbed some ribbon and flower items I already had to use for the “handle”
About 6″ of ribbon was cut off.
We glued the ends together to form a loop.
This is the handle.
I used some artificial foliage I already had and glued it to the top of the pull to cover it and also as decor.
I then glued a flower in the middle.
It’s ready to be attached!0
I glued the top back of the ribbon loop to the basket.
Make sure to use enough glue to make it sturdy.
I decorated my small coffee table the way I wanted it.
Top view. Several of these items are linked under supplies above including the book on top which my daughter wrote and illustrated.
This is the back side of the coffee table.
I only wanted one of the cubbies to have a pull out drawer.
Very easy to access items!