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)
Mina's Printables:) Over 10s (384)      Medium (247)      Recycled (200)      Papercraft (94)      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
More Articles by Mina Keenan
There is something very special about writing or drawing on 'special' paper
4 likes
Grab some cardboard tubes, paint and glue to make up these Safari Jungle animals! You get a chee...
12 likes
Here are some fun and funky clocks to play with, learn the time with and count down to New Years - a...
6 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
Dads need socks and when they are on sale it is a good idea to grab them - but don't just think ...
11 likes
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
This wee miss - resplendent in red
165 views
%%The Verse:%% My Valentine I couldn't forget you if I would I wouldn't forget you if I...
107 views
Ready for your garden of colour
272 views
ID: 3015
Trending Articles
Loom flowers are so easy, so fun, and if you make your own loom and use leftover yarn, they wont cos...
8 likes
For some students, math isnʼt always their favorite subject
1 like
With a flower loom, kids can easily create cute flowers, out of yarn, that can be used to decorate j...
3 likes
If your child loves to draw, this is a great activity for them to encourage their creativity
1 like
Upcycle a breakfast cereal box and hop into Easter with this cute Easter Bunny Mask
3 likes
Here's how to make a colourful elephant from a recycled milk bottle and tissue paper
9 likes
This cute and fun Christmas card can be made by little ones with the help of an adult
3 likes
Snowmen crafts are fun at Christmas and this one is simple, quick and cheap to make
6 likes
This is a fun Christmassy game to be enjoyed by the whole family
6 likes
It is this time of the year again
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (592)
Any Age (405)
Over 10s (384)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (883)
Medium (247)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version