DIY Donut Decor
My first installment of my “Use Up My ‘Crap’ Craft Challenge”!
I have a lot of stuff in my basement – art and craft supplies that need to be used up! I developed a challenge for myself to use some of it up, instead of letting it sit there gathering dust.
I put 30 popular theme words into a jar and randomly chose the first one – “Donuts”.
Check out my video to see how I chose my word and how I made rules for my challenge:
What I used for this project:
An old bed sheet
3 embroidery hoops (7″ diameter)
With some tracing and cutting I created 3 circles out of the fabric from the old bed sheet and painted one coat of a brown color for the donut and added a thin layer of white for the hole in the donut.
I combined two different bottles of brown paint and was able to use one up and throw it away…at least I made a little room in my house!
After the brown paint dried, I painted on frosting with pink, blue and yellow acrylic paint. This took 2 coats.
I painted the embroidery hoops with the same three colors and these also took coats. I think if I were to do this project again, I would paint the hoops the same brown color as the donut.
And then I added bugle beads for sprinkles with tacky glue. I had quite a selection of bugle beads to use, so I chose a different color for each donut.
It didn’t take very long for this project to dry, so I was able to hang them up right away in my kitchen. What do you think?