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This is the perfect way to bring a little joy to a baby shower or wedding. Create this cheap and easy donut wall and matching banner!
One of the greatest joys of my life has been welcoming grandchildren into the world! Nothing sweeter than that baby love! For my daughter’s second shower we created our own donut wall, perfect for those of us with a sweet tooth and love for a stack of donuts! You can find all the first details about the Diapers and Donuts Baby Shower thrown in 2017 (which includes a free printable invitation as well.)
This DIY donut wall and donut banner were such cute additions but the donut wall could be used for a wedding reception, bridal shower or special dessert display for most any party! Adjust your decorations and food and create a rustic look display or more feminine for the brides shower.
Gather your materials
There are two different projects in this DIY tutorial. The first is creating the donut banner and the second is building the plywood stand for the actual donuts. Let’s start with the banner first!
DIY Donut Banner
Using a die cutting machine or round punch cut out several large circles for the base of the donut.
I used tan cardstock to mimic a donut.
Cut out equal numbers of smaller circles for the frosting on the donuts.
I used confetti paper to mimic sprinkles and cut in a floral shape for variety.
Glue both circles together and hole punch a large center hole.
Use twine or string to hang the banner above your large donut wall display.
Depending on the size of your donut wall you could also hang the banner where guests can see it as they enter.
DIY Donut Wall
Decide on the size of your pegboard.
Your local hardware supply store might be the best place to purchase your pegboard. Stick with wood and pick one already painted white to save time. You can also paint your pegboard if you want to coordinate with pink or blue decorations.
Purchase pegs if needed.
If your board doesn’t come with pegs you’ll need to find the correct size for your board. I used a wood dowel rod and cut them down to size.
Add the pegs to your board.
You can use wood glue or hot glue to attach the pegs to the board. They just need to be sturdy enough to whole however many layers of donuts you’re going to serve. Space them so there is plenty of room in between donuts.
Find a way to prop up your donut display.
The easiest way is to lean against a wall if you have a free table that can be placed there. Otherwise you’ll need to build some type of support as pictured in the photo below.
Serve a variety of donuts from your favorite store!
I have to admit that Krispy Kreme was born near where I live and they’ll always be my favorite donuts! You could use all pastel donuts, a mixture of all different flavors or just the plain ones. We used all glazed with different toppings. (Chocolate is always my first choice of treats!)
We also made the pegs long enough to put two on each peg. This would be a good option if you have a limited amount of space.
Some tips for making this donut wall.
- Give the mom-to-be donuts with a Mickey Mouse Boy Pacifier in the middle. So stinkin’ cute!
- Hang the donut banner above your donut wall to pull the party decor together.
- Think through what you’re serving so you have some salty or healthy options as well as donuts! Make sure to have extra donuts on the dessert table just in case you need them!
- Find out the new mom’s favorite flavors of donuts and display her own sweet treat!
FAQs about making a donut wall
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Donut Wall and Banner
- 1 roll Twine
- 1 small Hole punch
- 1 Paper glue
- 1 stack Confetti scrapbook paper
- 1 large Round punch
- 1 medium Round punch
- 1 bag Wooden dowels
- 1 sheet Pegboard
- 1 Donuts of all sizes and varieties
- 2 Cute baby pacifiers
- Gather your materials
- Using a die cutting machine or round punch cut out several large circles for the base of the donut.
- Cut out equal numbers of smaller circles for the frosting on the donuts.
- Glue both circles together and hole punch a large center hole.
- Use twine or string to hang the banner above your large donut wall display.
- Decide on the size of your pegboard.
- Purchase pegs if needed.
- Add the pegs to your board.
- Find a way to prop up your donut display.
- Serve a variety of donuts from your favorite store!