Safes can be pretty darn expensive, so why spend the money when you can make your own little contraption in which to keep your valuables safe? I promise you, no robbers will find these! The appeal and benefit of this type of makeshift safe is that it hides in plain sight and isn’t quite as obvious as a regular safe. You can rest easy knowing that your jewelry, money, or whatever it is you like to keep secret (hey, no judging!) is safe from any thieves or nosy roommates/houseguests.
You will need:
- Soup can – a can of some food that is generally disliked will be more effective; that way, you know there’s no chance of a hungry friend finding your hiding spot
- Mason jar that fits into can
- Expanding foam
- Hot glue gun
- Can opener
- 150-grit sandpaper
Open the can and empty out its contents – it’s up to you whether you want to eat it, feed it to the dogs or toss it. Rinse the can (and lid) well, but make sure that the label stays on. Next, sand both the inside of the can lid and the outside of the jar lid and glue them together – the sanding helps the glue really bond the two pieces to each other. Apply a layer of foam to the bottom of the inside of the can and place the Mason jar into the can. Then you just need to get a heavy object and place it on top of the closed can so that everything sets well – about six to eight hours will do the trick.
And there’s your genius homemade safe! No one will be any the wiser. Idea and tutorial by Themanscave Youtuber.