If you haven’t heard of Geocaching, you HAVE to check it out here.
Essentially it’s like an ongoing treasure hunt that exists all over the world. Awesome people hide little treasure boxes all over the place (neighborhoods, forests, etc), and using an app on your Smart phone you can hunt for them!
You can’t take them away with you, but you can enter your name in a log, and “trade” for some cute item inside the box (often things like pins, figurines, marbles, etc).
I’ve been doing it for about a year now and there was one thing that I’ve noticed and it’s that I’ve never found one that was super exciting looking on the outside. Granted, many of them have to be camouflaged to prevent “Muggles” (those are regular people who don’t know about geocaching) from accidentally finding one, but still—you’d think I’d have found at least one super fancy one!
|I started with a regular old Altoids-type tin
|I ate all the mints (ok, it was in a couple sittings, but they were SUPER delicious)
|I painted it! I made it like a little treasure island.
I covered it in Mod Podge to make sure it was waterproof and wouldn’t smear
|I made a little log book (to write your name/a note in when you find the geocache),
and put in some goodies I found around the house
|Some glow in the dark stars for your ceiling, a random “A” candle, and a crocheted heart
|I even painted inside the box as an added surprise when they remove the contents!
So this was my first geocache creation, and I have yet to figure out where to hide it. I’m thinking somewhere in the alley behind my house, since it will be easy to check the log book and make sure everything is ok every couple of weeks. I’ll update the blog when I’ve hidden it with what it’s called in case anyone lives in the LA area and want to search for it!
EDIT: I’ve hidden it!
Here’s the link to the info, if you want to search for it (in LA)