Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Secret Treasure Stash Book

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Chief Editor: www.CraftFound.com, www.DarlingShe.com, www.SelfAvenue.com & www.TrulyHeart.com. Blog: www.MinasJournal.blogspot.com
Over 10s (380)      Medium (240)      Recycled (196)      Papercraft (92)      Book (2)     
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!



bookcraft,treasure,secret box
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.




bookcraft,treasure,secret box
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.




bookcraft,treasure,secret box
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.




bookcraft,treasure,secret box
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!



Categories
#Papercraft
#Book
#Over 10s
#Recycled
#Medium
I like this Article - 13
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Mina Keenan
Draw a spider and it's web, step by step for a Halloween activity
5 likes
Print out these kid's Halloween posters for the spooky season
4 likes
Need a quick fix for Father's Day? Have a look at this round up of printable cards and crafts for gi...
4 likes
If you have paper, scissors and glue in the house, there is always an activity at hand
12 likes
Out with the scissors and glue for this one
6 likes
A rainy day activity for the tots
7 likes
view all articles by Mina Keenan
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
Santa on his sleigh
54 views
Mad doctor experimenting with snake
53 views
Will the policeman know its Santa? **Think:** * Cards * Tags * Placecards * Decorations ...
96 views
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 3015
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Inspirational quotes on a watercolour background seem to be everywhere right now
8 likes
Using store-bought cardboard shapes, or ones you have made yourself, kids of all ages can have f...
3 likes
Make this cute little fish with your little ones using items that can be found in most homes
3 likes
Make your own badges using some papers, mountain tape and, last but not least, some creativity
7 likes
This is an awesome craft for every princesses who love the Beauty and the Beast
1 like
These easy brownies are transformed for Easter with a little icing and mini eggs to create chocolate...
1 like
An easy brownie recipe to make with the kids
1 like
A great Easter themed craft that could be used to collect mini chocolate eggs or be given as a gift...
6 likes
Making popcorn from scratch is really easy, much cheaper than buying from the shops and with this re...
6 likes
A really easy painting project that little kids will love and great for Easter
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (585)
Any Age (402)
Over 10s (380)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (867)
Medium (240)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version