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Adding to your wardrobe doesn’t have to take hours of scouring the racks

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By Nihara Gonsalves

Secret Hollow Book
Need a place to hide your valuables, condoms, or favorite snack? Grab an old hardcover book, glue, and a box cutter knife. First, mix the glue with water until the solution is watery. Separate the first few pages of the book, and coat the outside edges of the remaining pages with the glue solution. After letting the book dry for half an hour, separate the first pages with Post-Its to prevent sticking. Draw a border about a half-inch from the edge of the pages, then use your box cutter to cut out the square you just drew. When finished cutting, brush glue solution along the inside of the hole on the rim of the book. Then store your belongings inside and keep them from prying eyes.

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No-Sew Tanktop
Adding to your wardrobe doesn’t have to take hours of scouring the racks. It just takes a couple of minutes and a pair of scissors. First, cut off the bottom hem of a T-shirt, creating a big circular string of fabric. Cut this string along the seams on each side to create two strings. Set these aside; they will be your straps. Next, cut the sleeves off. On the back, cut the T-shirt straight across from armpit to armpit. Then, on the front side of the shirt, cut straight across above the design. Cut two small holes for the straps in the top corners of the front and back. Take the two strings of fabric you set aside and tie one from the right front side to the right back. Then repeat on the left side. Crisscross the straps in the back for a whole new look.