The Best, Natural Dye You’ll Ever Use- Avocado!
Guacamole? No. Avo salad? No. Avo dye? YES! That’s right- when you think of avocados, what’s the first thing you think of? A lovely dip that goes together with your nachos. What you may not have thought of is using avos as a natural dye. This avocado peel dye tutorial is really awesome; it’s a plant-based dye that won’t let you down. In this fun and interesting tutorial, I will show you how to dye a t-shirt with some avos. The result is not green, I promise!
Tools and materials:
- Avocado pits and peels
- White, cotton T-shirt
- Washing Machine
Cut the avocado
You are going to need a bunch of avocado pits and peels. So, go ahead and cut the pits and peels. Next, wash them and place them aside.
Boil the water
Get a large, clean pot, add a generous amount of water. Heat the pot, and only once the water is at the boiling point do you add the avocado peels and pits.
Throw in your T-shirt
Let the water boil for a good 30 minutes until the water becomes a beautiful red color. Next, with caution, place your t-shirt in the boiling pot.
Use a 100% cotton T-shirt as this will most likely give you the best results.
Leave to soak
After putting the T-shirt in the pot, let it boil for another 15 minutes. Next, place your pot outside in the sun. I let it sit outside the whole day as it was quite sunny outside. I also brought it in and let it sit overnight, letting the T-shirt soak up that wonderful natural dye. In total, I let it sit for around 20 hours.
Wash your T-shirt
This is what it looks like after 20 hours. How beautiful is this pinkish color? I love it. Now, I know you can’t wait to see the result, but I do recommend throwing the t-shirt in the wash, adding laundry detergent, and put it on a general wash cycle.
Here’s is the T-shirt after! I am so in love with this color, and it’s so humbling to know this color came from a natural dye. How amazing is nature? This is definitely a good natural-dye tutorial as the colors don’t even run out after washing the T-shirt. I am so chuffed! I hope you enjoyed this avocado peel dye tutorial.
Enjoyed the project?
- White t-shirt
- Washing machine
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Do you remove the peels and pits before you soak the tee shirt?
You can also use tea bags for a natural beige color.