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Lifehack: DIY Miracle Safe

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DIY “Miracle Safe”

Hide Your Valuables in Plain Sight with This Easy Lifehack

Did you know that the average burglar will spend 8-12 minutes going through your personal items looking for anything of value? With this in mind, it’s important to find clever and discrete ways to keep your money and valuable belongings safe and hidden from view.

Enter the “miracle safe”.

This easy and clever Do-It-Yourself project can be a life-saver if a burglar ever breaks into your house. It’s a great way to hide money (and other small, valuable possessions) in plain view, which they don’t usually suspect.

All you’ll need for this project is:

  • Empty Miracle Whip (or other mayo/salad dressing) jar
  • Ivory color spray paint made for painting plastic
  • Paper bag
  • Masking tape
  • Hair dryer
  • Sticky-back foam


  • Small cat food tin
  • Electrical tape
  • Sandpaper

Making your miracle safe is easy. Simply clean and dry the miracle whip or mayo jar, then apply several layers of spray paint to the inside of the jar (wrap up the outside to avoid paint splatter) , then simply let dry or use a hair dryer to dry the paint quicker between coats, then apply the sticky-back foam to the inside of the jar to keep the paint from chipping or scratching away.

To see the full tutorial, check out the video below:


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