Monday, February 11, 2013

Easy DIY Play Donuts


Jake's birthday party is next weekend and since he loves treats and his favorite letter right now is "o", we decided to have a donut party.



When I came across a post on Inner Child Fun for donuts from dollar store socks, I immediately thought they would be great party favors. Not only are these faux donuts inexpensive to make (about $0.60 per donut), they are also super easy. I made 3 donuts in about 20 minutes.

Here's what you need: 
-Men's Long Socks (purchased mine at Dollar Tree). Brown or tan would work well. 
-Felt 
-Scissors
-Hot glue gun 
-Puffy paint

Step 1: Cut the toe off the sock. If your sock is pretty tight at the top you might want to cut the top off as well or else you might end up with a sock cupcake like I did on my first try. See the results at the bottom of the post.

dollar store sock for play donut

Step 2: Roll the sock to create a donut shape. 

Roll dollar store sock to create play food donut

Step 3. Cut icing out of felt and hot glue it onto your sock donut. 


Step 4. Use puffy paint to sprinkle your play food donuts and make them look pretty!


Remember how I said in step one that if you have a sock with tight elastic at the top you might also need to cut off the top. Well, here's what happens when you don't. You get a donut that looks more like a cupcake. So you just add a candle and now you have a play food cupcake for the birthday boy!


Happy crafting!

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35 comments:

  1. Fun idea! Who says you can't have cupcake/donuts too!

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  2. These are so cute! I was just at the dollar store today and so saw socks. Too bad I hadn't seen this sooner. Would make a great inexpensive gift. Pinning now!

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    1. They are a perfect gift. Would be cute to give with a little tea set or in a cute painted box. And I have to admit, they are pretty fun and addicting to make!

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  3. What a cute idea! I never thought to do a donut party! Love the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks! I'll be posting lots of pictures from the party next week.

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  4. These are adorable and look like they would be so simple to make. My kids would love them! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are soooo easy! A must make craft for sure. I'm sure your kids would love decorating them.

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  5. Such a cute idea. Can't wait to see them in person.

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  6. Such a cute idea! I'm going to have to try these out for my daughters play kitchen. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. what a cute cute party idea. I may have to make some of these for our play kitchen!
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    1. They are perfect for a play kitchen and a tea party! Thanks for the invite, just linked up!

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  8. I bought socks to make these a while back...I should probably get on that. Yours turned out super cute!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! They are actually pretty fun once you get going. Also, I'm so excited about your blog. Jake loves anything and everything that has to do with trains!

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  9. Oh my gosh, those are aDORable! My son would love to have a few of those...he likes to play "grocery store" where he pretends to buy things using old food boxes and things like that, but he loves donuts and doesn't have anything good to use for them. Pinning it! I'd be thrilled if you'd share them here too: http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/02/shine-on-fridays-67-and-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! And thank you for the invite, I just shared.

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  10. Oh wow, these are adorable! What a great idea :)

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  11. These are adorable! I just love them, what a fabulous idea!

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  12. What a cute little party favor! Thanks for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks Carrie! Love participating in your Blog Hop!

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  13. Thanks so much for linking up to the Humble Brag last week! Love these. You will be featured tonight on the blog and also pinned it. :)

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    1. WOW! I'm so excited and feel very honored. Thanks Jocie;-).

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  14. Hi!
    I just wanted to let you know that your post will be featured later this evening on Show and Tell Saturday #5 on Sassy Little Lady! Have a great day!

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    1. That's wonderful news Kathie and a perfect way to start my Friday!

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  15. Woot! Woot! You were showcased over at Sassy Little Lady! Congrats new bloggy friend! Arin

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  16. How cute! Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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    Hope to see you there!

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  17. This is sheer genius!!! Love it!

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  18. I really love crafts like these where I don't have to sew! :)

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  19. WOW. Socks. Really great idea. They turned out great.

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