Green living: Edina Tokodi moss art

Gorgeous Green Graffiti

If you like the power of the painted word, but balk at inhaling noxious chemicals or being bust by the cops, then there are perfectly harmless ways for you to have your say in a pretty

spectacular fashion. Green graffiti is the way modern, eco-friendly underground prophets are choosing to express themselves.

Green graffiti is easy as pie to create, but the effect is stunning. Like all great art, it requires a little love, a lot of imagination and a pinch of moxie.

How to make your own green graffiti

1. Find moss in damp areas in your garden or in a wood near you. All you need is a small handful of moss to begin

Green living: Green Graffiti

Green living: Green Graffiti

2. Rinse the moss and place it in a blender

3. Add 2 cups of yogurt, 2 cups of water, ½ teaspoon of sugar and blend until smooth

4. Now just paint it onto any surface with a paintbrush

You can paint signs or messages on walls, or cover items in your home or garden with the moss paint. Keep it damp by spritzing it with water from a spray bottle every couple of days. Your green graffiti or moss art will start to grow in no time at all.

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Feature image courtesy of Lynne Knowlton.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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4 thoughts on “Gorgeous Green Graffiti

  1. Robert Yelram

    Amazing! I can’t believe this is so easy to make. I think I might do this in my bathroom – the tiled walls are damp anyway.

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    Hey Nikki !
    Great blog post ! LOVE it ! Love all your green living ideas ! Some day…you will have to come and hang out in our treehouse ~ my blogging life/studio LOL ~ but green living all the way. We are 2 hours NW of Toronto….so a bit of a drive for you…but it would be a blast.
    Cheers !

    1. Nikki Fotheringham Post author

      Oh that sounds AMAZING!!! Would love to – treehouses are my second favorite (pillow forts still take the cake).
      Visit Lynne’s blog at – its wonderful and you’ll be glad you did!

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