Secret Compartment, Hollowed, Book Safe with Black Damask Felt Lining

Secret, Hollow, Booksafes are back!

Secret Compartment, Hollowed, Book Safe with Black Damask Felt Lining
Selling on Etsy and Facebook

 

This is a time consuming craft, but it’s fun! No book turns out the same. I card cogwheels, gears, celtic knots, corner accents, and designs out of cardboard. I use cardboard strips or yarn for mild raised accents. I cut the closing strap from cereal boxes and I line the inside with felt. I purchased felt by the yard in numerous colors and styles from fabric.com

I’ve been asked for tutorials. I really just wing it and see what happens, but I’ll record some crafting.

 

Secret Compartment, Hollowed, Book Safe with Purple Felt Lining
Secret Compartment, Hollowed, Book Safe with Purple Felt Lining
Secret Compartment, Hollowed, Book Safe with Green Felt Lining
Secret Book Safe with 3 Prong, Clay Clasp & Green Felt Lining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a Secret Booksafe is multiple day process. Each step can take a few hours and then there’s that pesky drying-time for glue. Each one is unique differing in colors, fasteners, and decorations. Creating fasteners and decorative accents with cardboard or cut & fired sculpy clay is cheap but takes up a lot of time. Use an X-acto¬†knife for fine lines and precision.

I started this about a year when I saw an apothecary potion booksafe on a blog called seeingThings, which no longer seems to be alive. I loved it so much, I had to create my own. My first attempt, below, ¬†took a few weeks. Thankfully, I’ve picked up some speed :D

 

Secret Compartment, Hollowed, Book Safe with Grey Felt Lining
First booksafe

 

Happy Crafting!