3D Bunny Wall Art & An Amazing Avocado Giveaway ~ #AvocadoTwist

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 and I’ll have the post up next week so you can try them out for yourself }~ I dyed some lovely cotton fabrics and laces to make a tote bag {the end result was a soft dusty pink} that post will be up next week as well, 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.

 

  You can find more inspiration by following The Amazing Avocado on Pinterest In honor of The Amazing Avocado ~ I’m hosting a giveaway of an Avocados from Mexico Prize Pack (retail value $50). The prize pack will include: a copy of Chef Roberto Santibañez’ cookbook, Truly Mexican {this cooking book is awesome ~ I’ve already picked a few recipes to make in the upcoming weeks}; an “I <3 Avocado” t-shirt; a time-saving avocado slicer; and a $10 gift card to an area retailer where Avocados from Mexico are sold. a Rafflecopter giveaway

“This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and Avocados from Mexico. All opinions stated are my own.”

 

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      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.

      Hugs,
      Mary Beth

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      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

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    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!
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule´s last blog post ..Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…. It’s Not Just For Furniture

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      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. :)

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    says

    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 :)
    Debbie´s last blog post ..A New Paint Shelf

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    rachel says

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

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      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

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