How to Do Avocado Pit Tie-Dye to Turn White Clothes a Pretty Pink

5 Materials
3 Hours

Ahh, ain’t nothing great like using the natural resources from mother nature! We all know that bleach is the number one go-to product for tie-dying, but did you know you can do the same with this avocado pit tie-dye method?

Avocado dye is super easy to make, and the results are really magical. Let’s give it a try and see for yourself!

Tools and materials:

  • Avocado pits (at least 6)
  • Pot
  • Shirt or any other white clothing item
  • Tongs
  • Elastic
Cleaning avocado pits

1. Boil the pits

To make the avocado pit dye, you need to boil the pits. So, take your pits and thoroughly clean them to get rid of any oil or residue. 

Boiling avocado pits

Then, dump them into a pot of hot water and let it simmer. 

How to dye with avocado

2. Prep your shirt

Soak your shirt in water. Then, remove it, squeeze the excess water, and make sure it’s damp. 

Dyeing with avocado pits

3. Create the tie-dye design

Now, grab some elastic and start tying your shirt. You can do any design that you like, and the creative part is totally up to you! 

Tip: The more you tie the elastic, the tighter it gets and that ensures a stronger line. 

Tie-dying with avocado pit dye

On the other arm, Instead of tying it with elastics, I wrapped it in accordion style and tied the whole arm together. That will make another cool design!

Removing the avocado pits from the water

4. Remove the avocado pits

Now, remove the avocado pits from the water. 

Putting the white shirt in the avocado dye

5. Put the shirt in the avocado dye

Now for the magical part. Put your tied shirt inside. Flip it, swirl it, and leave it in for a long time. The longer you keep it in, the darker the avocado dye results. I kept my shirt in for 2.5 hours, and I got a lovely pastel pink color. 

Rinsing the avocado pit dye

6. Rinse

After the dying process is done, put your shirt under the tap and rinse it thoroughly. 

Cutting off the elastic from the tie-dyed top

7. Cut the elastic

Now, carefully cut off the elastic. Make sure you don't snip into the fabric. 

Avocado pit tie-dye

Avocado pit tie-dyed jacket

Avocado pit tie-dye tutorial

How pretty is this? Can you believe this sweatshirt was dyed using avocado pits? It’s a pretty pastel pink, and it looks absolutely gorgeous and as good as new. The rubber band details really came out well, too.

Now that you know how to dye with avocado be sure to store those pits and work some magic onto your clothes! Let me know what you think of this tutorial and the results in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Avocado pits (at least 6)
  • Pot
  • Shirt or any other white clothing item
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  • KimofCoventry KimofCoventry on Nov 27, 2021

    Digging pits out of my compost bin right now! Can never keep white pristine so this is a beautiful, easy answer. Love it!

    • Bella Branch DIY Bella Branch DIY on Nov 29, 2021

      LOL! I love that you're going to dig out your avocado pits from your compost. Have fun with your DIY project.