I recently visited a spy shop for the very first time and was very intrigued by their line of secret diversion safes. Most of them were cool but on the pricy side. Some of the objects were rather enticing, making me think they'd be taken if found (I know I'd take some WD-40). Others, like a can of Pringles, I'd probably toss right in the bin. (Goodbye, valuables!) Enter my cheap-as-hell jar of popcorn kernels. Just the right mix of "meh" to be looked over, and nice enough that only a meanie-goat with just throw it away.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
You will need:
- 1 empty water bottle
- 1 jar with a wide top opening
- 1 marker
- popcorn kernels
Step 2: Prepare the Water Bottle
Peel the label off the bottle and dry the insides. Stick it inside the jar and use your marker to draw a line on it right at the lip of the jar. Cut the bottle right below the line. Discard (or recycle) the top of the bottle.
Step 3: Fill 'er Up!
Place the lower half of the cut bottle into the jar. Use your fingers to push the bottle inwards, then pour some popcorn kernels into the sides of the jar. Shake it in circular motions to fill any gaps. Keep filling until it looks 100% full.
Step 4: Store Your Valuables
You can now safely insert your valuables: money, jewels, keys, that 1st series Garbage Pail Kid.
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