rolling stone gathers moss

Here’s how it works:
– 3 cups of moss (gathered and washed so there’s not too much soil in there)
– 2 cups buttermilk or plain yogurt
– 2 cups water or beer
– 1/2 tsp sugar
– a bit of corn syrup (optional)

Using a blender, mix up the ingredients until smooth. It’ll end up with a paint-like texture. If it seems watery-drippy, add a bit of corn syrup until you have a good consistency. Then use a paintbrush to paint your moss design the same way you’d use regular paint. We recommend using a stencil, unless you’ve got a really steady hand.


After this, your work of art is going to require a bit of maintenance, especially if you live in a dry climate. After that first coat, check back weekly to spray the design with water or to apply more moss-paint. Depending on the climate, it could take a lot of patience for this thing to grow… but it looks like it’s totally worth it. And you could apply the same principles to come up with some pretty adorable decor for a wedding, event or even just your living room.


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