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Secret Treasure Stash Book

by Mina Keenan (follow)
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Recycle a book and make a secret hiding place for all your treasured small items. I've seen these in movies and decided it was about time I had one!



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Unassuming Secret Treasure Stash Book


Time: One hour approximately
Age: Over 10's - Adult supervision
Level: Medium


Materials
Book
Craft knife
Ruler
Marker


Method

Grab an old, unwanted book. If you haven't got one, keep an eye out at junk shops, library offcasts or garage sales.

Choose a book big enough for the size of 'treasure box' you want.

Open up the book approximately one quarter of the way through and mark an outline for the recess as shown in the photo.




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Mark an outline for cutting


Use the ruler as a guide for your knife and start cutting with the knife. Cut through a few pages at a time.

Pull out the recess pages once they are cut.




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Cutting complete


Once you have about half an inch of 'recess' you can do away with the ruler - using previous cut pages as your cutting guide.

Keep checking and cutting from the top pages of the recess or else the recess sides will slant, making a funny looking box.




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Secret Treasure Stash Book in action



The recess on this Secret Treasure Stash Book ends about three quarters of the way through the book, making a 'decent' base for the box.

Put your Secret Treasure Stash Book to use and put your special things in there!


Other

Keep the recess pages for paper mache or other paper projects - like:

Card Making
Flower Making
Simple Prints
Mini Canvas
Origami



Have fun!



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