When I was a kid, I loved hiding my treasures in a book safe. They're fun and actually practical too. I'm showing you how to make a book safe to hide your cherished possessions.
I have a sweet spot for book safes! Is that weird? Above are some excellent examples of some cute ones that you can make your own or find on Etsy. Below, you'll find a tutorial on how to make a book safe.
A. A ring pillow book safe for the ring bearer. Source: Etsy.
B. A book box for the remote control. Wouldn't this be a great way to hide coffee table clutter?
C. A secret book safe for love letters.
D. Intricate book safes from Hollowed Secrets on Etsy.
E. Heart shaped book safes from Conduit Press Etsy shop.
F. Candy bar book safes from Hollowed Secrets on Etsy. I need one of these to hide my chocolate!
G. A Marilyn Monroe cut out book safe from Hollowed Secrets on Etsy.
H. A hollow book safe to store your charging phone. Source: Etsy.
I. Another sweet book safe, patriotic-style, from Hollowed Secrets on Etsy.
J. A jewelry box book safe. Source: Etsy.
So fun, right?!
How to make a book safe of your own:
Step One: Find a book. Deep and thick works best. Our library always has a shelf of books for sale: 3 hardbacks for $1. By the way, this might not be the best craft for intense book lovers, unless you don't feel heartless slicing them up!
Step Two: Wrap the front and back covers in plastic bags so that the front and back cover stay clean, then paint the three sides with glue. Several layers of craft glue should do fine.
Step Three: Clamp it shut for at least an hour.
Step Four: Hack away! I first started burning away the pages with our Dremmel, but after the 4th smoke alarm in 10 minutes, we figured we've leave the neighbors alone and just took a blade to it.
A box cutter works great, with an xacto knife for tight corners. Clean up the shreds and line the inside with more glue, a coat of paint, or even a layer of fabric!
Can you tell which book contains my treasures?
Can you guess what I'm hiding?!
Have fun making your own and stashing away your favorite things!
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