I’m always looking for a craft I can do that would also double as something else. What can I say, I have a hard time justifying “crafting time” if the only purpose is to look pretty!
I read on Pinterest about painting rocks like strawberries to keep birds out of the strawberry bed. (IT does actually work! Made some for my mom for Mother’s Day.)
But then I was thinking that it would be a GREAT thing to leave as swag in a geocache! Especially since MOST caches are full of… crud. Personally, I wouldn’t turn it into a signature item but a trade item that might move from cache to cache.
There’s no need to make this into a billion steps (Pinterest says to paint them white first!)
- Spray paint the rocks red.
- Paint the “top” green with one of those $1.29 bottles of green paint.
- Paint on white dots.
I made about 50 for mom. It took me longer to source a piece of cardboard for the spray painting than it did to complete the project!
The best part is that you know you’re leaving a quality trade item – and “strawberry” that no critter wants to eat!Strawberry rocks for #geocaching #swag Click To Tweet
Other ideas are:
- Yellow with black stripes for bumblebees
- Light green with dark green stripes for watermelons
- Googly eyes with a smile for a “pet rock”
I have some leftover gold paint so I’m thinking of making “fools gold”!