Day 167 – hideaway book box!

I hope you are enjoying your day. It’s a beautiful, albeit warm day here in Colorado. Today’s project is a deceptively hard project. I thought it would take 5 minutes but it ended up with 3 of us (hubby included) chopping away at the book with an assortment of knives and exacto blades. I still didn’t get it quite as deep as I was hoping for, but you can get the idea!

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1. Get yourself a good, thick old book, preferably with a nice hardback cover but no dust jacket. I was sad to destroy a book but I figured for $1.00 from the thrift store, I could sacrifice a book to a good project.
2. Figure out where you want to have the cut out pages; it could be halfway through the book, or more or less depending on what depth you want.

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3. Start chopping! But carefully please. It’s hard and a little tricky to cut through several layers of paper, so be patient and work slowly.

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Hope yours turns out!

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