How To: Turn an old book into a secret hiding place

Turn an old book into a secret hiding place

Turn that dusty old tome into something you will actually use – a sneaky stash for your best stuff.
You Will Need
* A hardcover book
* A paper clip
* White craft glue
* A foam brush
* A spacer
* A weight
* A straightedge
* A heavy-bladed craft knife or box cutter
* Felt

Step 1
Select a hardcover book at least 1½ inches thick. Open the book and bind the first 10 or 20 pages with a paper clip.

Step 2
Mix the white craft glue with water. Using a foam brush, apply the mixture to the edges of the non-clipped pages, holding them tightly together.

Step 3
Use a spacer to separate the glued pages from the clipped pages and allow 30 minutes to dry. Add the weight to keep the pages flat.

Step 4
Open the book to the first glued page and, using your straight edge, draw a rectangle, leaving a half- inch border around the edges.

Step 5
Cut along the lines using your craft knife or box cutter. Cut the pages until you reach the back cover. This may take a while because you'll need to remove pages in sections.

Glue felt to the bottom and edges of the compartment for a more finished look.

Step 6
Apply the glue mixture to the inside edges of the cut pages and reapply to the outside edges to seal your secret compartment.

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