Avocado Seed Awesome

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Using things either from nature or from other facets of your party make for great accessories.  I might be just a little nostalgic about the fact that this same week for the last couple years we’ve been in Mexico, and we aren’t this year, so whipping up a big batch of guac for a little Mexican party was in order.

I was admiring the seeds of some avocados when I thought that there must be something I could do with them.  You could probably spray paint anything gold and I’d love it, but in this case, I thought the little gold details on each one of these avocado seed place card holders helped to differentiate each name from the next, but also made them shiny and pretty like a little trinket that your friends could take home.

avocado seed placecard holder

So I’m in a Mexico mood and after instagramming a photo of my new Truly Mexican cookbook the other day, the huge response about where folks could purchase the book made me want to giveaway a copy along with some other ‘south of the border’ inspired goodies like an avocado peeler and pitter tool and more!

Continue reading for the full place card tutorial and the GIVEAWAY details!

avocado seed diptych


Avocado Seed Workflow


ONE tape off the section of the pit that you’d like to be gold. TWO make sure the entire section is covered in tape. THREE spray the exposed section with the color of your choice. FOUR cut a very slim ‘V’ slit into the top of the seed for the place card.

You have all of the makings of a fiesta!  I think these would make awesome holders to label different foods in a Mexican buffet too!

Now for the giveaway!  THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED and the winner has been notified!

avocado giveaway


giveaway rules: no purchase is necessary. This avocado prize pack is valued at $50. open to u.s. residents only. This giveaway will close on April 9th at midnight EDT. This giveaway was made possible by Mexico Avocados and One2OneNetwork, but all opinions are my own!

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