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You Can Turn Your Avocado Pits Into a Summer Craft

A cut avocado with the pit inside sits on a plate of whole avocados.
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Sure, you might eat avocado toast year-round, but there’s something about warmer weather that makes me want to put avocado on everything. That results in a lot of leftover seeds and skin. Turns out, you can turn these into a craft project.

You can tie-dye clothing with leftover avocado pits and skins, and one content creator is showing everyone just how easy it is. Sustainability-focused creator, Shelbi, took to Instagram to showcase how she made an adorable, pink set of matching tie-dyed loungewear using nothing but avocado remains.

First, you’ll need to save up enough pits and skins to create your dye. In her video, Shelbi explains you can store them in your freezer until you have enough, and it looks like she has roughly 10-12 pits and skins total.

Once you have the avocado remains, you’ll boil them in water. When done, drain and save the water which will have turned a peachy-pink shade. As your avocado remains are soaking, you should also be soaking the clothing you’d like to dye. Remove it from the water, and then, using rubber bands, create the tie-dye pattern you’d like.

Place the clothing into the avocado water solution and let sit overnight. Remove the fabric, wash it in your washing machine, and you’ve now got a tie-dyed masterpiece thanks to avocados.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a fun summer craft to do with your kids or grandkids, this one might be it.

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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