Crafts with old books are some of my favorites! Especially crafts that don't cost anything!
I'm sure you have old books lying around- my favorite are these reader digest books. They are a great size, and have neat designs on them. If you don't have one, most goodwills will have them for $1!
Next you need a small box- Now technically these post office boxes are not supposed to be used for crafts. (whoops) but I always have them lying around my room for shipping purposes. I just couldn't help it. You can pick up these boxes outside the post office for free!
First use an exacto knife to cut out the book pages. Them measure the box inside the book.
Since it didn't fit, I did have to cut it down to size a bit!
After getting it the right size, hot glue everything together. You don't need the top portion of the box, since it will fit inside the book. But make sure its hot glued nicely. I even used packing tape to reinforce the corners. Don't worry about how it looks! You will cover it with fabric next!
Next, grab a piece of scrap fabric, and felt. The felt is just used to make the bottom more plush, to not feel like a box. Measure the fabric out, to make sure it will cover the box.
Then hot glue the fabric to the bottom corners of the box.
Make sure it is secure, by going back around and adding more glue where needed.
Next fold the fabric around the box, like you are covering a canvas or gift wrapping a box. Add glue where needed. For me, I did the sides first, and the corners last
Once its all covered, Glue the box to the bottom of the book!
Next glue it to the spine.
And you're done! Fun little storage box- or a great way to give a present to someone.