Hiding a Dime Bank in Plain Site
With a little work, you can make everyday food stores look like things no thief would think to steal. Here is one I did recently and a couple from a few years back.
After a squeeze top mayo jar is empty, wash out very good and let completely dry.
Pour white paint inside and move it around so it's coated the inside with no "holidays" (spots a painter missed) at all. This is crucial to your project.
Looks like mayonnaise doesn't it?
Stand on it's top, letting any excess paint drain into the cap. Remove cap and wash out, letting the paint inside dry. This might take days so be prepared to work on other things.
This shot shows you that you can use the cap to insert dimes. Unless you make it bigger, that is the only size coin that works.
Now I have a dime bank in my kitchen and no one is the wiser.
This is one I posted a while back. Can you spot the bank? If you open a can of soup or veggies on either end, you can put your cash, jewelry, etc. inside. Then, you just open a larger can of fruit or stew at the bottom and set it over it. You can not tell there is anything but a can of food in your cupboard.
This is a shot of the bank in my food cupboards. Looks pretty normal, huh?
- Squeezable Mayo Jar (Safeway)
- White paint (Had at home)
- Dawn soap (Had at home)