How to hollow out a book

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What is a hollow book?

A hollow book can be a nifty way to hide something, whether it’s a spare key, a secret note, or even money. Most people wouldn’t think to browse your library for private or personal things.

How do you paint a box to look like a book?

  1. To begin creating your DIY book storage, paint the outside surface of each box one color. …
  2. Use stencils to add details to the outside of the DIY book boxes. …
  3. Paint the detail lines on the spines of the paper mache book boxes.
  4. Paint the other sides of the book with an antique white or cream paint to look like book pages.

How do you make a secret box in a book?

Leave a few pages in the front untouched, so the compartment is covered and the book looks normal when initially opened.

  1. Wrap the cover with plastic bags. …
  2. Brush glue on the outside of the pages. …
  3. Place the book in a vice or under a weight. …
  4. Draw the outline of your secret compartment. …
  5. Cut out the secret compartment.

How do I rip a page from a magazine?

Open the magazine to the page you want to remove, gently hold the two halves of the magazine (all pages) and pull them outwards so you can clearly see the centre of the magazine. Hold the scalpel (knife) at about 45 degrees and gently cut between the two pages.

Can you rip pages out of a Moleskine?

I used to work at Moleskine and have handled hundreds of their notebooks. First, let me say the Moleskine notebook is not leather (except for the rare customer edition). It is a synthetic or paper cover depending on the style. There is no official way year out a page.

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How do you hide a diary?

TG’s Fave Secret Diary Hiding Places!

  1. Hide it behind some old, dusty books in the bookcase. …
  2. Cover the diary with school book labels. …
  3. Put decorative cushions on your bed and hide it in one of the cushion cases. …
  4. Fill a shoe box with random knick knacks and put your diary at the bottom. …
  5. Switch your hiding places from time to time.

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