DIY Home + Garden Moss Graffiti

Published on September 22nd, 2010 | by Becky Striepe


Graffiti Art: All Natural Graffiti Made from Moss

Moss Graffiti Art

I just love a DIY urban beautification project! Whether we’re talking about Kintta’s yarn graffiti or using seedbombs to spread greenery to blighted spaces, I’m struck by how much a little color can impact the urban landscape. Moss graffiti art and moss carvings definitely fall under this umbrella.

Moss Graffiti Art

Unlike spray paint, moss graffiti art is all natural and healthy to work with. You can paint words or images, and the moss fills in like magic! It’s easy as pie to whip up a batch of moss paint. Here’s how:

In your blender, combine:

  • One can of cheap beer or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • A few handfuls of moss
  • One teaspoon of sugar.

Blend until the mixture is smooth, and you’re ready to get painting!

You can use a brush to paint your moss onto concrete walls, rocks, or brick. Mist the moss once a day to help it thrive, and soon your green graffiti will take hold! If you’re looking to take this project to the streets, use caution- we don’t want to be responsible for any vandalism charges!

Moss Carvings

moss carvings

Already have a mossy wall? You can also play around with using that as your canvas and carve a design right into the moss. Use a spoon or a butter knife to carve out your designs. Again, be careful if you’re not on your own property! You don’t want to get in trouble for trespassing.

Have you guys seen other examples of cool, moss graffiti art? Share away in the comments!

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Image Credits: Moss Graffiti. Creative Commons photo by webponce, Moss Carvings. Creative Commons photo by greatg

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

80 Responses to Graffiti Art: All Natural Graffiti Made from Moss

  1. As for removing it, my mom had good success using bleach and water in equal parts for a problem spot on our patio. One or two applications would keep it clear for a year or so.

  2. Eve says:

    Wow what a great idea, I’m dying to try this out! One question about the removal though, does it leave a stain on the concrete wall of the text/pattern you use since concerete is a porous surface? I live on rent and don’t want to have a conversation with my landlord when I move out about why there is a permanent stain shaped in the form of an inspirational quote on the balcony wall. I guess I could blame it on ghosts but I’m not sure he’ll buy it 😉
    If anybody who has already done this would be able to help it’d be greatly appreciated!

    • says:

      Man vs Pin didn’t make it right plus moss like shade and the wall received some sun.

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  6. jess says:

    does it stain the concrete or painted concrete wall?

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