Introduction: Stashimal: Great Hiding Spot

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Here's a fun little project to turn a stuffed animal in to a great hiding spot for your valuables. its cheap and super fun for kids and adults alike. Enjoy. :) Also... if you put a glow stick in the jar and then close it, it becomes a really cool night light.

Step 1: Off With His Head

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Take the head of carefully and cleanly and remove some stuffing.

Step 2: Fit the Jar and Glue

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2.A- get the jar in there with a layer of stuffing around it so the stuffed animal keeps it shape

2.B- slowly hot glue the edge of the fabric to just under the threads of your jar, (push the stuffing down just a bit to make the fabric easier to glue)

2.C- hold jar until glue sets

Step 3: Glue the Head on to the Lid

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you can do this with the lid attached or not. i prefer it to be on the jar so the teddy bears head is facing the correct way

glue the head on to the lid with the glue being just above the ridge of the lid to completely sink it into the head, and attach the head in the same fashion you did the body. After the head is glued on, make sure the glue held snugly and tight (you will be twisting this part on and off.

Step 4: Finished Product

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after all the glue dries you will have your very own Stashimal. now your ready to hide what ever it is your little heart desires.


AbhishekD107 (author)2016-11-06

Caan I use something other than hot glue, I don't have the money.

Seanmac134 (author)2016-04-14

soo much better for than those "stuffies"

Yonatan24 (author)2016-01-11

Reported for animal cruelty!

*Reported for Stashimal cruelty!

LiveCrafts (author)2015-05-10

BRO!!!! Not cool to decapitate a teddy bear!!! But very cool and smart. Kudos to you, my friend!

malitam (author)2015-04-29

great project. if you use a plastic jar and lid the weight will not draw attention from someone snooping for valuables.

WhouDini made it! (author)2015-03-09

thumbs up, nice. i made this as well, just a few slightly different approaches due to lack of supplies but works similar. i used a velcro to seal and reseal it. thanks for the idea, and keeping me out of prison!

dragonslug (author)2014-09-28

I was wondering if you could post a picture of it being used as a night light. Thank you and a great job on the instructable.

satoko68 (author)dragonslug2015-01-13

Ooohh that's another great idea!

satoko68 (author)2015-01-13

This would make a very cute piggy bank for a child! Just use a plastic or otherwise unbreakable jar for the guts & cut a slit in the lid. Even better, it's an extremely inexpensive product. Especially if you grab an old teddy bear from a second hand shop & a container from a packaging place. Not many people want to handle a grubby old teddy bear! Thanks so much, will put this to use this weekend!

jjohnson82 (author)2014-12-10

Thanks for great idea and instructable!

koko33099 (author)2014-10-16

Congrats on the win!!

Chuck Stephens (author)2014-10-14

I love it! Almost as inconspicuous as a hollowed out Bible. Good job.

aj123ps4 (author)2014-10-13

money jar (no adress) :D *hehehehe*

aj123ps4 (author)2014-10-13

money jar (no adress) :D *hehehehe*

aj123ps4 (author)2014-10-13

money jar (no adress) :D *hehehehe*

aj123ps4 (author)2014-10-13

money jar (no adress) :D *hehehehe*

JM1999 (author)2014-10-11

Cool, nice job on the win!!!!!!!

shazni (author)2014-10-10

Congrats on coming to the finalist! this is very cute and fantastic
idea. This is a must try. Thanks :-)

bstrachota (author)2014-10-01

Love the idea! Headed to the thrift store for my own supplies this week. :)

And nice documentation. Often, the simplest instructions are the most difficult to convey.

Have you found the canning jar with the two-part lid to be advantageous for any reason? Or just the jar you had on hand?

just a jar I had lying around the house

kenyer (author)2014-10-01

Great idea. I'm gonna make this. (I will show it when finished)

tahli1999 (author)2014-09-30

Awesome!! Great idea for just kids or for safe keeping. Also really like the plastic jar idea. Much better if kids are in the household.

CityGirl70 (author)2014-09-29

haha...great idea :) Thanks for sharing

minhkhoipham2002 (author)2014-09-28

cdstudioNH (author)2014-09-27

I... Love... This.

ecsaul23 (author)2014-09-26

Sweet idea! Thanks for sharing!

goldlego (author)2014-09-26

That is SO clever! I love it!

jol1 (author)2014-09-26

kinda an updated take on the movie Night of the Hunter.

wiki: keep the secret of where he has hidden the money: inside Pearl's rag doll.


Phoenix Flare (author)2014-09-26

Love the name!

Phoenix Flare (author)2014-09-26

Wow! Amazing! Vote!!!

watchmeflyy (author)2014-09-26

Awesome job!

Lord Of Flames (author)2014-09-26

This Is Very Impressive!, i can now hide my dark horrible secrets in the heart of a child's best friend.

ShakeTheFuture (author)2014-09-25

Very cool!

If plastic jar used, it could be a cool toy for the kids.

They could carry it around ,filled with sweeties and other toys.

tomatoskins (author)2014-09-25

Nothing like decapitating stuffed animals for a good cause!

MagicTK (author)2014-09-25

This is a very nice idea. I'm definitely going to have to build one or two. I think the only thing I would do different for me is to use plastic jars (like peanut butter or mayonnaise) because if the kids were to get a hold of it and accidentally drop it, I'd be worried about the glass breaking.

theconstructor (author)2014-09-25

That's really neat! Great job!

makes a great night light for kids too. put a glow stick in the jar and put the head back on

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