Tis the season to have donuts!
Not going to lie, I don’t need it to be the holiday season to have a #treatyourself moment with a sugary sweet, but with Christmahanukkahkwanzaasolstice approaching and suitably adorable decor needed to be made, what better time to translate a love of donuts into something DIY-able?!
I’ve seen plaster or glass donut ornaments, but these felt options are a nice alternative since they’re very light and not easy to break. Plus, if you fill it with dried lavender instead of batting, you’ll have a sweet-looking sachet to use year round!
Check out this DIY above, and take a nibble out of the how-to below!
Felt in a variety of colors
Thread (color-coordinating with the felt)
Hot glue gun (optional)
Dried lavender (optional)
- Print and cut out your template, including the center hole (it should look like a paper donut!) With the fabric marker, trace this template twice onto a piece of felt. We chose a tan felt and red felt that looked like different flavors of donuts, but if you can get as fantastical as you’d like!
- Cut the same, traced shapes out of the felt, and pin together so they’re lined up.
- Sew or glue a 1/4 inch inside the perimeter of the donut shape, around the outside of the donut. Do not sew the smaller hole!!
- When you’re done sewing/ glueing, turn the donut shape inside out and stuff with shredded pieces of batting or dried lavender buds if you want to make a sachet!
- Now, sew or glue the smaller hole together. Yay!! You have a donut!
- Which means, time for frosting! Create a frosting-esque shape out of a piece of felt — cut a wavy-edged shape a little smaller than your donut and use the template to trace and cut out the center hole.
- Sew or glue the frosting felt to one side of your donut! If you’re sewing, a loop stitch is best for this step.
- To add sprinkles and sparkle, sew on small beads to the top of the frosting. A tiny dab of glue could work in the stead of sewing, but if you have a needle and thread, it’s probably easier to sew!
- Thread a larger embroidery needle with a few inches of twine and sew through the top of the donut, then tie off the twine to make a loop! Your ornament is now finished!