Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box DIY

Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box DIY

Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box DIY | How to Create Tiny Compartment Books| by maritzagarcia.website


Hi there! So happy you decided to stop by the blog today. If you happen to be a regular around here. You may have noticed it's been awhile since I've had a chance to really sit down and create something fun to share with all my fellow crafters.

Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box DIY | maritzagarcia.website

Phew, am I glad I was able to squeeze in some time this week to bring you one of those feel good craft projects you can either give or keep for yourself. And really. No one is judging if you decide to keep these adorable little books for yourself. Hehe. ; ) Now, let's get started.

 

For This Project, You Will Need:

 

Project Time: 1 hour
 

Instructions

Step ONE. 

Cut out all your shapes, you should have 14 pieces in front of you, (please note: my photos show 13 pieces only).

Step TWO.

It's optional to add titles to your book cover(s). Simply add registration marks before printing and cutting your book cover sheets. Choose your text from a variety of fonts, same goes for pattern choices, available via silhouette design store for purchase or free within your personal fill pattern window. 

Step THREE.

If you decide to add text or a design to your book cover and/or binding strip, add a label on top of your pattern. I chose a solid color for my book bind, so no label was needed here.

Step FOUR.

Start assembling your book box. Tip: I alternated glues. I used liquid glue to assemble the compartment box, compartment inner cover plate, inner book flap and to adhere my (gold) page strips to my chipboard.

Step FIVE.

For the remaining pieces, book cover, book binding strip and the 3 edging pieces (which become the outer pages of your book), are all glued together with a wrinkle free glue stick.  

NOTE: Link to Lori Whitlock's YouTube Book Box Tutorial

Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box DIY | maritzagarcia.website
Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box DIY | maritzagarcia.website
Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box DIY | maritzagarcia.website

For my second book box, I went with this beautiful pattern paper, 'Color Me Floral' on cream fine paper via paper source, which I'm currently obsessed with right now. I wanted to do something special with this sheet of paper ever since it came home with me, and it looks like I finally did it.   

Silhouette Hidden Compartment Book Box | maritzagarcia.website

Take your time, rushing this project may lead to a mishaps, and really; who likes wasting paper and starting all over -right?!

 

As always. I hope you give this DIY a try. Don't forget to like and comment. I love hearing from you. Also, you can let me know if this project come in handy this year by tagging me via Instagram with hashtag knotjustpaperdiy. I love seeing my DIY's recreated by so many wonderful do-it-yourselfer's. Happy Crafting! 

- maritza.


 

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