If you don’t have a green thumb, you’ve likely managed to kill a plant or two. We sure have—in fact, we always go into plant-keeping with an open mind; if you water it and give it enough sun, it’ll be fine, right?

Well sure, in theory. But truth be told, there’s a lot that goes into maintaining plants. And even if you think you’re doing everything right, you may still wind up waking up with a garden of wilted, dead begonias.

So what can you do if you desperately want to be a plant person but just can’t seem to keep them alive? The Internet has the hack of the hack for you. Trust us, it’s a good one!

Apparently, people are starting to spray paint their dead plants so that they look alive and thriving. Spray-painting your plants give you a wealth of liberty. For example, you can make them any color you’d like. From yellow to red and orange, you’re going to have quite the bustling garden—and no one even has to know that the plants aren’t even alive at all.

Just take a look at some of the people who spray-painted their plants! This person disguised her dead mums in a lovely navy blue, making her deck feel cool, calm and collected—even if the plants were totally dead.

And this person below? She made her dead plants festive for Christmas, spray painting them red and even adding some lights to twinkle in the night.

Another example: A cheerful pink and purple duo, brightening this person’s home for every neighbor that seems them.

The people who’ve done this hack before all recommend Rustoleum paint, which seems to be the one that works best and is water proof so it will hold up in bad weather.

The best part of it all: No watering needed! One spray and voila—you have the lovely, colorful garden you’ve always wanted.

One woman named Gail who tried this tip completely recommends it. “I paid a lot of money for the plants and I didn’t want to get rid of them—I had tried everything to bring them back to life but it wasn’t working,” she said.

But after spray painting her plants? “My friends have said that they wouldn’t have known any different!” she says.

Would you ever spray paint a dead plant to make it look alive again?