Secrets buried in the ground

Items required:

  • A small container
  • Spray paint (brown or green)
  • Superglue
  • A rock, twig, acorn, or other generic garden object

Hiding possessions underground can be tricky. House keys under a rock: too obvious. A large container with some soil thrown over it: nowhere near discreet enough. If you bury your items deeply, it can be impossible to find them again when you need to. The key to the perfect underground storage method is, like the key to many things, superglue and spray paint.

This Instructables tutorial by “M3G” lays out a quick and efficient method for below ground stashing: Choose a receptacle for your secrets (something small with a removable lid works best); put your items inside; apply some appropriately coloured spray paint; and superglue a garden object to the top of the lid. I recommend a twig — nobody suspects twigs. Memorize the shape of the twig or take a picture of it for later. Finally, gently bury your container until the twig is all that can be seen.


This article is part of our series on stealthy ways to secrete your secrets. For more in the series click here. And if you have an idea for a great everyday hiding spot, send it to us at makeyourown@spyscape.com. We’ll feature the best on our website later in the series.


This article is part of our series on stealthy ways to secrete your secrets. For more in the series click here. And if you have an idea for a great everyday hiding spot, send it to us at makeyourown@spyscape.com. We’ll feature the best on our website later in the series.