It’s an avocado shirt, you guys!!!! One of my closet staples is a button down shirt, and I wanted to find a way to jazz it up a bit! I mean, there’s not all that much you can do to a button down… aside from avocado buttons!!!! Truth be told, we originally thought about doing egg buttons but that just seemed like too much with the scarf. Haha!!
If you can find a shirt that already has brown buttons, all you need to do this is paint! And if you can’t, just snag some cheap brown buttons and BAM! A subtle little way to add some humor to the most basic closet must-have of all time.
DIY Avocado Buttons
Total Time: 1 Hour
Button Down Shirt (I used this one!)
Green Fabric Paint
Green Colored Pencil (Optional, for drawing your avocado outlines if you don't want to freehand!)
Small Paint Brush
Brown Buttons (The same size as the ones on your shirt!) + Needle, Thread and Pins
Small scissors or Seam Ripper
1. I decided to outline my avocado shapes before painting, but you can freehand paint if you want! To outline, I used a colored pencil and drew an avocado shape around the button hole. Make sure to try to center the larger "bottom" half of the avocado around the button hole. You can make yours on a little slant like mine are or make them straight up and down.
2. So I swear my avocados have two shades, but you can't see it in the photo!! I started with a slightly darker shade of green and filled in my avocado shape. Then I went over the center (right away, before the dark green dried) with a lighter green to give that true avocado look. Sorry you can't see it clearly here! Let dry completely.
3. If you are replacing your buttons like I did, remove the buttons with small scissors. Mark each button spot with a pin. Hand stitch the new buttons in the same place as the original ones. I stitched mine on upside down because they were more rounded like avocado pits that way! I actually like to leave the pin in while I'm stitching because it leaves just a little bit of room for when you actually button the shirt!
Photos by Jeff Mindell
Anyone have some other fun button ideas!?!? You could do cute flowers! Oh and by the way, I’m definitely doing the eggs. Just didn’t want you guys to think I was crazy…. 😉
Speaking of crazy! I can’t believe it but there is only THREE more days left to get the taco clutch before it is gone for literally ever. If you were thinkin’ about it but hadn’t pulled the trigger, consider this your heads up! And now you have an avocado shirt to wear it with so…
Can’t wait for you to see the new clutch on MONDAY!
p.s. An Avocado Piñata!
These avocado buttons are everything. And with that pink shirt. OBSESSED!
So glad you like it! 👏🏼
Ah this is too adorable! x
Jessica — NinetyCo
OMG KELLY this is so cute! I made a similar shirt this week with eye buttons, haha! Great minds think alike 🙂
OMG, that’s adorable!! 😱 LOVE it!
THIS IS GENIUS!
How adorable are those?! So cool!
Giselle @ The Busy Spatula says
OMG. I LOVE IT. Super cute.
Monique | WritingMonique says
OMG! How cute are these?! And how do you come up with such awesomeness! Seriously Kelly, you and your team are geniuses!
It takes A LOT of brainstorming, but it’s so worth it!
Daaamn avocado! This is adorable! If this is a preview of what’s to come from StudioDIY in 2017, I’m all ears (and eyes).
Thank YOU! Promise we have much, much more in store!! 💖💖
Sometimes people just have really good ideas. And by people I just mean you – so genius!! And so easy!! You’re amazing and I just love this one.
Julia – http://bunnybaubles.com
SO glad that you like it! 💖
Where is that super cute bow tie from?! I remember you talking about it before but I can’t seem to find it.
If it’s the same one I have, it’s from ASOS, but sadly sold out 🙁 http://fave.co/2iMTI56
It’s from ASOS, but I think it’s sold out at the moment!
Maris Maria Renne says
Wow! I am so copycatting this fabulous idea of yours! LOVE this!!! ❤
Go for it!! 💃🏼
Gemma McKenzie says
Such a sweet subtle way to make my wardrobe more creative! Love it 🙂
SO glad you like it! 😊
This project is RIPE! I never would have thought to jazz up the actual buttons of a white button down to add interest but it’s such a genius idea. Little flowers would be just the thing for spring!
Hannah | The Outfit Repeater
Hi Kelly，this design is soooooo cute, just wondering where did you get the pink the bow ribbon? it’s so adorable!!!
What a great tutorial! LOVE this!!! ❤
fairway solitaire says
cool pink shirt and cool buttons that create an accent!
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temple run 3 says
I remember you talking about it before but I can’t seem to find it.
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Jack Russell says
A hit with the family!
wings io says
Little flowers would be just the thing for spring!
Very Nice Buttons Thanks So Much.
io oyunlari says
A hit with the family! Look godds
robux hilesi says
What a great tutorial! LOVE this!!! ❤