Introduction: $ecret Stash -SHHHH

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Emergency cash/important info secret hiding spot.Oh no ,you need gas and their credit card machine is out of order %$#&%^#@ Have you ever lost,broke, or forgot to charge your phone? We have important phone numbers and info on our phones.If this happens again, you'll be ready. Reuse your empty chapstick tube or your dried out marker and be prepared. "BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY" Copied from youtube  video.

I like the option to use a marker because it is a little bigger. Also,I think chapstick changed their tube design a little  since the youtube video.My chapstick tube has a "lock" on it so i figured out that you can simply stick the bottom in hot water to loosen the lock ; )

Step 1: To Get Started

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You will need:

Chapstick tube

Crayola marker (optional)


Q-tip and/or pen

Napkin or paper towel

Cup of hot water

Step 2: To Make the Chapstick

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First take the chapstick tube and twist it til the chapstick is all the way up, break off and discard it. Place the bottom twisty part in the hot water for about 15 seconds then grab it and pull it off . Cut off the long part just above the notch.Stick the q-tip through the bottom to push out the round part that was holding the lip protectant(chapstick) Replace the bottom part by snapping it back on. Now you have a secret hiding place for cash,etc.

Step 3: The Marker

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To do this to the marker, it is very similar. Dip the bottom of the marker in the hot water  for about 15 seconds. Take off the bottom and the lid. Use a pen to push the ink tube thing out at the same time pull the marker tip with a paper towel so you can get a better grip. It will look really messy but all you have to do is rinse out the inside and outside of the marker tube. Now just replace the bottom and fill it with your cash or secret codes or whatever you want.


katyhorse (author)2016-08-26

It was mostly hard for me to get the thing, i couldn't get hot water (too lazy) so it took me forever until i wedged something under the twisty thing, and bit it off, and it came right off much easier, then I clipped the thing. PPL do that

Schmidty16 (author)2012-08-01

good idea you know what u caould also do u could take out ur pocket knife and go under your bed and cut a small slit in the middle and put ur info there

danlynne07 (author)Schmidty162012-08-01

yes.that's a good idea too. Thank you.

Schmidty16 (author)danlynne072012-08-01


Schmidty16 (author)danlynne072012-08-01

yep ur welcome i used to do that all the time i had stashes of 50 dollar bill all around my room

rrkrose (author)2012-07-23

This would make a great geocache!

danlynne07 (author)rrkrose2012-07-23

good idea. i had to look that

rrkrose (author)danlynne072012-07-24

Geocaching is so much fun and always a good thing to try when you are bored because there is almost always one really close by!

danlynne07 (author)rrkrose2012-07-24

i will check into it. thanks. it does sound fun.

kristylynn84 (author)2012-07-23

knowing me, i would probably forget and try to write with it and be surprised to find money LOL

danlynne07 (author)kristylynn842012-07-23

Finding forgotten money is never a bad thing. lol

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-23

That is really clever! I have certainly never seen this done with chapstick before!

thank you.

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Bio: I make cake for my friends and family occasionally as a hobby. I also enjoy crocheting.
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