Introduction: Secret Poster Stash

I saw the forum post about the secret stashes. It inspired me to make my own. My favorite was the map that slid money out. I messed around a little and soon came up with my own version. This can be modified for any poster.

Here's a video of it in action.

Step 1: Materials

For this you will need:

X-acto Knife

Something that doesn't look out of place on the poster (I used a trading card)

Step 2:

Cut cardstock in half. It doesn't have to be perfect, but close enough. Cut one half in half again and set the other aside.

Step 3: Cut Poster

Make a slot in the poster wide enough to slip one of the quarter pieces inside. Try to be neat.

Step 4: Add Back Guard

This piece wil make sure your money/whatever-secret-item-you-want comes out.

Tape one of the quarter pieces over the slit on the back. Only tape one side for now.

Step 5: Tape

Tape the other quarter piece to the half sheet at the top.

Step 6: Cut

Take the side of the half sheet that is not taped and cut it in thirds. Once again, it doesn't half to be exact, just fairly neat. 

Step 7: Tape Again

This step is a little tricky. You need to tape the bottom half of the poster to the quarter sheet that acts as the guard.

 This ensures that your item comes out smoothly.

Step 8: Wrap It Up...

Insert the quarter sheet taped to the half sheet into the slot. make sure it can come out smoothly. Then retract it so that you cannot see it from the front.

Make a slit about an inch from the bottom of the cardstock, but make it so that only the middle third can be in it.

Once you have done that, Put the middle third into the slit. It needs to stick out about an inch.

Step 9: Tape, for the Last Time

Tape both of the remaining thirds to the poster. This ensures the slip pops back into place when you are doneusing it.

Step 10: Test and Finish

Test it out to make sure it all works, then add the trading card, post-it note, tab, et cetra to the trigger.



Roceifin made it!(author)2010-07-29

oooh thats very cool, exept what if you want to hide a item, it cna only be flat...

schoonovermr made it!(author)2010-07-29

if its not flat, you can use another stash. like in a book or something.

Roceifin made it!(author)2010-07-29

but the problem with books is that it takes a verry long time to cut it and what me i know ive tryed it its verry hard to do it, i used a old eragon book.....

schoonovermr made it!(author)2010-07-29

i've made two. you just have to have patience, young grasshopper.

Tape-structable made it!(author)2010-10-29

I've made a book stash, and I also agree. The time and effort is worth it.

Strings4014 made it!(author)2010-07-28

Do you think you could make a diagram of wat and where you are suppose to tape cause I'm kinda confused. Thanks.

schoonovermr made it!(author)2010-07-28

Hope this helps.

whitewolf88 made it!(author)2010-07-27

love it! cheers for this, gonna do this in ma uni room to stash cash. also saw that post, the table is awesome, gonna mess arround with some plywood when i get back home. keep up the good work

schoonovermr made it!(author)2010-07-27


fungus+amungus made it!(author)2010-07-06

You should make a video of the poster in action.

schoonovermr made it!(author)2010-07-26

thanks for the advice.

fungus+amungus made it!(author)2010-07-26

Ah, cool. For a better effect, upload the video to youtube and embed it into the intro.

schoonovermr made it!(author)2010-07-26

how do you do that?

fungus+amungus made it!(author)2010-07-26

Embed the video? When you're editing the step you there should be a little filmstrip icon above the text area. Click that and paste in the embed code that you get form youtube.

BeanGolem made it!(author)2010-07-27

Without scouring it too much, is this outdated since the text editor upgrades?

fungus+amungus made it!(author)2010-07-27

Yes it is.

schoonovermr made it!(author)2010-07-27

Cool, thanks!

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