6. Book as box Turn an old book in a nice box for trinkets or other small gizmos using simple do-it-yourself project. Pour craft glue inside of the back of the book and then close it, leave to dry. Draw a rectangle on the front page, departing from all corners of about 2.5 centimeters. Cut the paper with a knife. Remove the cut pages and continue to cut and remove the page until you reach the desired depth. Glue the frame with slotted papers to complete the box.