How to Make a Secret Box


If you love books, you might totally love this post or you might actually hate it. I don’t know. Let’s find out.

Have you ever had one of those pastel colored journals that came with a tiny lock and key? A secret notebook? I did too, though I never really needed the key to open that fragile lock. Just a tug and you’re in!

I tried making something similar this weekend but instead of a secret journal, it’s a secret box made out of an old book. Let’s get started people!


Yes, I keep spray painting everything and no, not everything makes it to the blog.

You need…

  • A hardback book
  • Paper knife
  • A small notebook
  • Glue


Place the notebook on the center of the pages and start cutting around it using the paper-knife. Leave a 1 centimeter wide border all around.

Cutting the pages is going to be boring and tiring but trust me, it’ll be worth it.


Leave a few pages at the end and glue them together to make the base and then glue these to the cover.

Now glue the remaining rims from the cut pages to make the sides of the box.

Place some weight on the book and let the glue set.


Place it on your desk or put it in a bookshelf and only Sherlock might find your secret box. Plus it’s pretty so, it’s a bonus.


In this volume… you’ll find some pretty jewelry.

And if you thought of the lining the base with gold foil, we can totally be best friends!

Use your box to hide your secret stuff in plain sight or drop the mainstream gift boxes and create one of these to show your love.

I hope you enjoyed the post. Till next time!







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