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Day 2 Black Friday Sale – Hidden Drawer Book Boxes!

Filed under Art Projects, Black Friday Sale 2015, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana

Before I get to Nichola’s lovely artwork, do you remember the Chipboard Secret Spell Book Box? Well, this new Hidden Drawer Book Box has the same height of 6-1/4″ and is now laser cut from sturdier chipboard. Assembly is required, but it’s super easy with a slat and groove system. It looks like a vintage book sitting in your bookcase, but there’s a surprise inside!

And there’s a new larger size, too! It’s 8-1/2″ tall (only 2-1/4″ taller than the original, but it feels much larger).

Now back to the pretty artwork by Nichola Battilana:

“The base is a Hidden Drawer Book Box and I’ve used the Night Before Xmas Book Box Collage Sheets to bookify the exterior. It looks like an old book on the outside but slide out the secret drawer and…

“Inside is a darling little Christmas scene jam packed with tiny boxes. If you want to make your own tiny presents, I highly recommend gently scoring all of the edges you’re going to fold. Trust me, it will save you a lot of frustration AND your boxes will look 100x’s neater.

“Now, because I was crafting on a time schedule I simply painted the entire box black before embellishing. This hides any wonky edges and you can totally get away with not papering every single edge and still have a neat looking finished project.

“You could make the inside as busy and cluttered with Christmas finery as you like. I love the big jumble of gifts in this box, but a little table with a plate of cookies for Santa or a fireplace with stockings would be just as sweet. It has great potential for you to put your own style inside.

“With the mad dash to finish this piece, I can attest to the fact that you can put it together with relative ease. Imagine what a lovely little heirloom gift this would be to make someones Christmas extra special… even if you don’t have oodles of time to spare.”

See more of Nichola’s supply list and more photos in her blog post.

Note: In addition to those timely Christmas collage sheets to make faux book covers, Teri Calia has also resized the earlier Spell Book Box Collage Sheets for this new box kit.

Posted by Leslie, November 28th, 2015

45 responses to “Day 2 Black Friday Sale – Hidden Drawer Book Boxes!”

  1. Nancy Carter says:

    What a wonderful surprise!

  2. Laura callies says:

    Your kits are one of my favorite items!

  3. Carol DuBois says:

    As always, your projects and products just get better and better.

    Carol D.

  4. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh I like that book box. So many ideas for that one.

  5. Karen N says:

    These hidden drawer book boxes are outstanding! I’m already imagining a Day of the Dead shrine inside one of them for next year! Thanks for your ongoing creativity and generosity!!!

  6. Carmen g says:

    That book box is really original! I’ve not seen a construction like that before!! How fun!!

  7. Debbie Spiegel says:

    The book box is one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen…love the look…Nichola Battilana did a fantastic job..I’ll just have to make one for myself! 😀

  8. Sunny says:

    This is so clever! A secret Christmas celebration in a book.

  9. Diane Petersmarck says:

    These book boxes are awesome!

  10. Jen R says:

    I love hidden drawers!

  11. Jean marmo says:

    Oh those hidden drawers are calling me. So cute!!!

  12. Barbara A says:

    Love the hidden drawer boxes for surprise panoramas. Xmas one by Nicola her usual high level of creativity. Thought of ones for little ones for Easter, special birthdays, etc. would be great.

  13. Winnie says:

    Each day gets better, can’t wait for tomorrow.

  14. Nelda says:

    I love the book box Nicola made. Everything is just so beautiful, as always!

  15. Abbee says:

    Nichola does it again! I want this…brilliant

  16. Dawn says:

    What a great surprise this would make!

  17. Beth says:

    I just discovered your wonderful gem of a storeand have been browsing for over an hour trying to decide on what goodies I just couldn’t live without! So glad I found yall!!

  18. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Simply love this Giveaway. I am a creator of Altered Books and anything to do with books is great for me.

  19. MaggieM says:

    So many cool ideas using the book boxes – they’re wonderful! I also love those little pinecones and light bulbs. AlphaStamps thinks of everything!

  20. Emily Annie says:

    Love the hidden drawer book!

  21. Kristie N says:

    I love the secret pull-out boxes. They are wonderful for tiny miniature scenes.

  22. enrica p says:

    so much <3 for these

  23. marykay chisum says:

    So many wonderful things to do with this kit!

  24. Linda Marie says:

    Your kits are the best. The hidden box brings out the child in me. So many possibilities!

  25. Ginette says:

    Surprise, surprise. This book could hide so many things.

  26. Karen Mallory says:

    What a cute idea! Hidden surprises!! You could leave it in your bookcase all year round and pull it out whenever you are feeling nostalgic for Christmas!

  27. Ritva says:

    Great fun, love the tiny additions.

  28. sheilaAR says:

    Love this one! Creating a special surprise for someone would be so fun!

  29. Traci says:

    Love the boxes-great idea by Nicola. Her box is so cute-love all the miniatures. >^..^<

  30. Leah Fein says:

    Ooooh!!! Love this!! Please pull my number.

  31. Helen says:

    I love book boxes. There are tons of different ways these could be decorated for any occasion. I really like the Night Before Christmas collage sheets. I’d love to win!

  32. Karen from Washington says:

    Love Book Boxes and especially love this one … the spirit of Christmas tucked away for anytime you need a little bit of it ! LOVE !

  33. Mary Helene says:

    Love this cute project and would love to try crafting one.

  34. Karen Wood says:

    That is so cute. I really love all of your supplies. I only just recently found your website and unfortunately can’t order anything until next month.

  35. Charlene says:

    Such a cute idea!

  36. Heather Mash says:

    What a fun idea! So cute!

  37. Sharon McDonagh says:

    The only thing better than a book is a book with a secret compartment!

  38. Noreen says:

    I love book boxes, and this hidden drawer one is really clever! Nichola did a wonderful job with her Night Before Christmas box. It’s so enticing!

  39. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    Too bad the garland she used is sold out, but the bulbs can be strung on fish line and then woven into the Mini Pine & Berry Garland.

  40. Kellie says:

    I just purchased the advent calendar and am anxiously and awaiting its arrival….I’d love to have this in the box too!

  41. Carrin says:

    Such wonderful things here!

  42. Susan M L says:

    What a beautiful keepsake this would make!

  43. I love the samples, I would really love to win

  44. Angie Cook says:

    This book-box has my creative gears turning! Thank you! My wish list is full. Time to make some final choices.

  45. Kay W says:

    Love the boxes!