A Donut Necklace (A Tutorial)

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I ate a glazed donut this morning. It just didn’t seem like the right pastry to make an “inspired” necklace out of…….so I chose a sprinkled donut for this project. I would love to have a donut themed party one day for Boo……and I thought a donut charm necklace or bracelet would make the cutest party favor.  This one is for Silpada…..the sweet girl that works at the Swiss Donut shop and fills my order cheerfully every morning:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

The donut was made using these little pre-cut wood disks from the craft store:

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used a standard household drill to add a hole in the center. I had to tightly hold the disk still with two fingers and drill very slowly to keep it from turning.

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used a pipe cleaner to hold the disk as I painted it with a base “donut” color:

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used a small paint brush to add a layer of pink icing:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used basic acrylic craft paint in colors Almond Parfait and Baby Pink:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used a tiny brush (actually a brush I cut most of the bristles off of) to add several colors of sprinkles:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I used my tiniest drill bit to drill a tiny hole for a jump ring:

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Then using a pipe cleaner to hold the finished donut I sprayed it with a clear gloss varnish. I stuck the pipe cleaner upright in a jar to hold the disk until it dried.

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

The last step was to add a silver jump ring:

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Finished donut charm!

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

With rainbow sprinkles!

 

Donut necklace accessory diy tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

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  1. 1

    This is so cute! There are thousands of ways that you could decorate this donut! Can’t wait to make a few for my girls, and myself too! Thanks so much for this tutorial!

  2. 2

    This is too cute! I think I might just have to make this! I think a drill press might be easier to make the holes instead of a drill… though how many people, besides me of course, have one of those big ‘ole things in their garage! This gives me a lot of ideas for other foods. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    Super adorable. I love this sweet (no pun intended), simple style. :)

  4. 4

    So cute Ashley!

  5. 5

    Cute!

  6. 6

    So cute, my daughter will be super excited to make this! Perfect for her and her friends to create at summer sleep overs….minus the drill :)

  7. 7

    That is adorable! I love it!

  8. 8
    Jennifer says:

    my parents were married in 1974, in the oldest church in Southhampton England. I loved looking at your pictures, takes me back to being a little girl and looking through my parent’s photo albums.

    I love the 70s if I had one wish it would be to visit the 70s for 1 month, with my husband and kids. In highschool we had to write a theisis paper for Honors English on anything we wanted I chose the 70s. I was later told by my English teacher that reading my paper reminded her of all the wonderful things she got to experince in the 70s she said reading my paper took her back into time. My favorite part of that whole paper was writng about the music and clothes.

  9. 9
    Jennifer says:

    Opps I posted this in the wrong spot sorry!

  10. 10

    That is soooo cute. I think a doughnut party would be lovely, especially all the different colours you can have. Even though over here doughnuts normally have jam in them and no hole in the middle!

    xxx

  11. 11

    It is so you! (Minus the sprinkles, of course.)

  12. 12
    Chrystal says:

    Ah crap. Now I need to make this. I could picture a different donut for every day of the week. :)

  13. 13
    Tiffany says:

    I made this for bday parties we were invited to this weekend (and my kiddo, of course). Cute. Simple. Luv.

  14. 14

    ooooooohhhh….maybe I need to do a tutorial on how to make the “donut puppets” mom and I used to make!!!!! They are so adorable!!!!

  15. 15

    This is so fun – love the little sprinkle details! And so sweet of you to make this for someone most people would consider a stranger (and not make presents for) – totally inspires me to make presents for those people in my life!

    P.S. I love the badge/button for your dad on the sidebar – such a sweet and touching tribute and nice way to remember him on the blog.

  16. 16

    Wow! This is super cute! I wish I had the creative gene in me.

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