Upcycled Crafts: Book Safe

June 27, 2014 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

Today’s post is all about the ubiquitous book safe. We got a custom order for a book safe, so I decided it was high time to do a blog on book safes while our crafty volunteer Anna worked to fill the custom order. This is a pretty simple craft and you only need a few supplies to make it happen.

Book Safe1

Anna making the first cuts


Old or damaged book

Mod podge

Box cutter


How to do it:

– Start by figuring out how big and how deep you want the hole to be. What do you want to store in the book safe? Measure it out and then stick to that measurement on each and every page.

– Leave a few pages uncut at the beginning. This is a book safe, we want it to appear to be an intact book.

-Podge it. Spread an even layer of Mod Podge around the outside edges of all the pages. Let it dry completely. This helps stabilize the pages while you are cutting.

– Begin cutting. Cut a few pages at a time.

– When you’re done cutting, seal up the inner edges of the hole with podge.

Book Safe2

Almost done! You can see the raw edges and all the bits of paper that are left over. Be sure to recycle the scraps!

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