No-Sew DIY Donut Costume


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Happy Fall everyone!  Today I bring to you a sweet DIY treat that's a cinch to make and you'll be the cutest kid at the costume party!  All it takes to make the look is some felt, cardboard, and Aleene's Fabric Fusion!

What you need:

Aleene's Fabric Fusion

Cardboard (large enough for the size of your donut)

1 yard brown felt

1 yard pink felt

1 yard batting

felt craft sheets in a variety of colors


ribbon or elastic (for shoulder straps)


First, cut a circle out of your fabric.  To make a perfect circle, use a string half as long as you'd like your donut.  Tie one end to a nail and one end to a pencil.  Poke the nail into the center of the cardboard, and while holding the nail in place, pull the string tight and slowing draw with the pencil end to draw a circle, as shown.  Repeat for a smaller circle (the hole of the donut).  Cut along the lines using scissors.

Lay your cardboard donut on top of the brown felt and use it as a template.  Cut the brown felt approx 2 inches larger than the cardboard, alll the way around.  Repeat for the hole of the donut.  
Using carboard donut, trace around it for a template on the pink felt.  Cut out along line.  Then trim the pink felt edges so that they are "wavy", like frosting.

Wrap batting strips around the cardboard as shown. Place on top of brown felt.

Fold the excess felt over the edge and staple into place. At the opposite side from the first staple, fold over edge and staple into place.  Then repeat for top and bottom. 

Continue moving around the edge, staping into place - you'll need lots of tack-downs!  Repeat with donut hole in the same manner.  Optional: glue down another piece of brown felt to cover the batting and stapled area.

Flip donut over to the top side - this is the fun part!  Attach the frosting piece of felt using Aleene's Fabric Fusion.

Cut felt sheets into strips and trim the strips into shorter rectangles, to resemble sprinkles.

Attach the sprinkle felt using Aleene's Fabric Fusion.

Attach ribbon or elastic to the back for arm straps to be able to wear the donut.

Voila!!  That's all there is to it!  Now it's time to be the cutest DONUT on the block!

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Published Date

July 26, 2016