We have never heard of the term ‘moss graffiti’ before, but we are glad we did! The name itself sounds simple enough, but once we saw what it truly meant…it is quite possibly one of the coolest things we have ever seen. Moss graffiti is basically eco-friendly graffiti. Is it illegal…who knows…but it surely looks awesome!
Here is what you need to get started :
- 3 cups of moss (washed clean of soil)
- 2 cups buttermilk OR 2 cups of yogurt (should be plain yogurt)
- 2 cups of water or beer
- 1/2 tsp of sugar
- corn syrup (optional)
- A blender that you probably won’t want to use after this project
Collect about 3 cups of moss. You can sometimes buy this at a nursery but you may be able to find it right in your yard as well.
Once you collect the moss, rinse it as much as possible to get rid of the soil.
Break up the pieces as much as possible and put them in a blender.
Add yogurt OR buttermilk, water OR beer, and sugar. Blend until this is completely smooth and has a paint like consistency.
If the mixture is too runny, then add corn syrup. You don’t want this dripping all over, so add corn syrup a little bit at a time.
Pour mixture into a bucket.
Use a paintbrush to make the design that you’d like with your moss graffiti.
Once you are done with the painting, you’ll want to check on it regularly. If you live in a very dry climate, use a spray bottle to keep the paint moist and to help promote moss growth. You can also paint over the design you did to encourage the moss growth if you do not have a spray bottle available.
Be patient! Depending on your climate, it may take a little while for your moss to grow. Check out some of the super cool designs below:
Pretty cool huh? This is totally worth a share! I bet most people have never heard of this cool DIY project!