Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Secret Jewelry Box

The first thing I usually do after getting home from work (after playing with the dog) is remove my jewelry. My poor husband is very tolerant because I tend to leave piles of bracelets, rings and necklaces piled all over the house in no particular order which is a bad habit that I can't seem to break. I think part of the problem is that my jewelry box is overflowing and I don't have anywhere else to store my stuff except for the nearest available surface.
 
In the effort to try to keep my clutter out of sight, I decided that I needed a secret jewelry box or boxes to stash throughout the house. A few Google searches later and I found ideas all over the place to make my own book box.
 
I had a Shakespeare collected works book sitting on a shelf and while I do love reading Bill's sonnets and plays, it was gathering dust (hello Kindle) and I needed a quick fix.
 
 The process is simple...

 Mark off the interior lines of where you will be cutting your pages...
 Take a cutting knife and chop within your lines as far down into the pages as you want. This may however take awhile, hurt your hand and break a few blades...but keep at it!
 Once you've cut to your desired depth (mine has two levels with a divider) use 3+ layers of Mod Podge to bind it all together.
 Let it dry and YAY...you're done and have a fun, new, secret receptacle for whatever you want!
...and it still looks like a regular book when it's closed!