3D Wall Art Using Avocados

I love avocados but to be honest with you, other than guacamole, I don't think I've ever thought too much about avocados ~ until now!  I had the awesome opportunity to create something NOT food related with avocados.  I started to do some research and found out just how amazing avocados are.

I love avocados but to be honest with you, other than guacamole, I don't think I've ever thought too much about avocados ~ until now!  I had the awesome opportunity to create something NOT food related with avocados.  I started to do some research and found out just how amazing avocados are.

I ended up making avocado vegan cupcakes with avocado icing {my husband insists these are his favorite cupcakes ever

Chocolate Vegan Avocado Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

~ I dyed some lovely cotton fabrics and laces to make a tote bag

99 cent Upscaled Tote Bag

{the end result was a soft dusty pink}, I dyed Easter eggs {check back tomorrow for that info} and I also made this cute 3D Bunny Art ~ all with only 4 avocados.  I honestly could not believe the treasure I had been missing out on all of these years. This little bunny was so easy to make.  I started with some ripe avocados and cut them in half.  I then removed the pit and gently scraped out the avocado {which I used for the cupcakes and icing}.  I rinsed the avocado shells, again being gentle. I preheated my oven to 175° and placed the shells cut side down {rounded side up} on a pizza stone and baked for 90 minutes.  I then turned the oven off and let them cool down.  After approximately 30 minutes, I removed them from the oven and painted them.  I painted two base coats of white paint on the shells allowing them to dry in between.  I then added the little paw prints, nose, mouth and inner ears using a soft pink paint and finally added the eyes and whiskers using a nice licorice black paint. The texture of the dried avocado reminded me of fur ~ just perfect for this little bunny. Once dry, I hot glued the pieces in the shape of a chubby bunny to some burlap and mounted this inside a shadow box frame.


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  1. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Mary Beth, this is so creative and completely adorable! Can you believe I never liked Avocados until I went to Mexico for my son's wedding last year? Now I can't get enough of them! Pinning this and sharing on FB! Have a happy Tuesday! Hugs, Cindy

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy ~ I had no idea how awesome avocados were until the last few weeks...now, I am crazy about them!

      Have a great week.

      Mary Beth

  2. Katie Adams says:

    I love guacamole! YUMMM!

  3. I love this, Mary Beth! So creative and I never knew you could use the skin like that. My twins loved avocado when they were babies...now I can't get them to touch one. Once that sweet tooth was activated, they turned their little noses up. 😉

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I made some avocado cupcakes that they just might like! I'll be posting that next week. I honestly am a HUGE fan of avocados now.

      Thanks for stopping by, Jami!

      Hugs, Mary Beth

  4. Elena @ `a casarella says:

    Oh my gosh, that it SO clever!! We have lots of avocados around here. I'm going to have to try that. (And my family is going to think I'm nuts! 😉

    1. Mary Beth says:

      My family always thinks I'm nuts, Elena ~ come to the dark side with me. ; )

  5. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says:

    This is so adorable Mary Beth! I need to make one of these this week for Easter! 🙂
    And I can't believe you didn't know how great they were until a few weeks ago! 😉 I love guacamole and just plain ole avocado. I put it on everything! My husband introduced me to guacamole when we were dating, about 24 yrs ago. I've been hooked since!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I had no idea how amazing avocados were, Nancy! I feel like I've been on Mars or something. Your husband is one smart man for knowing about their wonders years ago. 🙂

  6. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    I love avocados every which way, but my favorite way is in a butter lettuce salad with segmented oranges, thinly sliced fennel, and a citrus vinaigrette.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Jenn ~ that sounds like an amazing recipe ~ you are so awesome!


      Mary Beth

  7. That is so creative. What a cute project! There was absolutely no waste with the avocados.

  8. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says:

    Absolutely adorable! I thought about painting on the skins too, but never would have thought to bake them first. Very smart! 🙂

  9. Really amazing project MB! xo

  10. The 3d bunny is the most clever use of an avocado that I've ever seen!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly!

  11. How adorable! And who'd have thought to use the skins this way, simply brilliant! I love this idea, but I only have 2 avocados...off to the store to get more!
    Thank you!
    Debbie 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're so sweet, Debbie ~ thanks for stopping by ~ glad you liked my bunny. 🙂

  12. I typically just smear it on toast with a fried egg. Never thought to use it for a craft!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I've never tried it on toast with a fried egg...adding to my list of avocado yumminess!

      Thanks for stopping by, Rachel.

  13. It's generic, but I can't help it-- I LOVE guacamole made with fresh avocados! I could eat it every day. 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I am a guacamole fanatic, too, Carrie. It's one of my favorite foods.

      Have a wonderful weekend.


      Mary Beth

  14. How cute!!! What a clever idea!

  15. Jessica @ Play Trains! says:

    Cute! I never thought of crafting with avocado skins before.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Jessica.

  16. Amy Anderson says:

    OMG so darling!! Love this. I love guacamole 😀

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  18. Carolyn G says:

    I love eating avocados in ceviche

  19. I love Avacado slices on my salads.

  20. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks so much, Anne ~ I left my 2 cents on your page...I am terrible at making choices especially when it comes to paint ~ my boys' room needs painted and cannot decide what color to go with.

    Big hugs,
    Mary Beth

  21. This avacado bunny art is adorable! You have my vote!:)

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Mary!