Secret storage box

By Susan Rogers on July 29, 2013
Hide your keepsakes in a place no one will be able to find them.

You'll need:

1 used book
white glue
cardboard box the same depth as the book’s spine and smaller in width and length than the cover of the book. (available at arts and craft supply stores)
white poster paint or gesso
decorative paper (optional)


1. Remove all the pages from the book at the spine.

2. Paint the outside edges of the cardboard box with white paint or gesso. Line the inside of the box with decorative paper.

3. When the paint is dry, glue the outside bottom of the box to the centre of the back inside cover of the book. Let dry. The front cover and spine should fold over the back edge and the top of the open box to create the lid.

4. Fill the box with craft supplies or secret treasures and place on your bookshelf.

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, August/September 2013.

By Susan Rogers| July 29, 2013

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