Glue a small tab of felt on to the back of the hidden panel. You will use this to remove the hidden panel and access the area behind it. To finish th...
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)