Beautiful wood can be expensive and difficult to work with. Here I'll show you an easy way to make a plush 6" x 4" x 4.5" novelty box lined with felt which not only looks like real wood but is hiding 2 secret compartments. Costing only $3 to make, an ideal gift if you're strapped for cash or a perfect place to hide your cash if you're rolling in it! You'll get to try out a number of useful skills - making fake wood, felting the inside of a box and building sturdy structures out of foam board.
Step 1: What You Need!
In short, you won't need much! However, you will want a sheet of 3/16" thick foam board ~20" x 30", some felt, some paints and a coarse brush, some all purpose glue, scissors, a craft knife and about 4 and a half hours to spare. (If you want a varnished box, you will also want some of that too)