Monday, February 9, 2015

You're All That and a Donut!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE donuts!   I don't care if people say they're no good for me.  I disagree - something that I so totally enjoy are perfect for me!

So when I say "You're All That and A Donut!"  I'm saying a lot!

This sweet project can work for all kinds of things:  a valentine, a birthday, father's day, friend's day, a thank you....  A donut is perfect for just about everything!

Another cool thing about this is that it is fairly quick and easy. 

You can use special donut dies (like these from Reverse Confetti) or a circle die and handcut the icing.  

You can add just about any color glitter for the icing.  This is a combination of brown tinsel glitter and regular brown glitter.

Here's how to make a box to fit a donut (I used donuts from Dunkin' Donuts):

Cut two pieces of 110lb cardstock to 8 1/4" x 8 1/4".  Score both pieces 2" from the edge on all four sides.  For the bottom of the box, using the photo above as a guide, also score four 1/2" tabs.  Then cut off the corners and slit the tabs.

Fold up the box on the scores and glue tabs.

Now, for the top.   It's already been scored 2" on all sides.   Follow directions in photo.

One last step for the top:  the sides need to be angled a bit so that the lid will tuck into the bottom.

Glue the 2" flap to the back of the bottom and tuck the top into the bottom.  Box is complete!

Add a cute tag - you can download these HERE.  These cute frames are from Fudgy Brownies.   You might want to make some different tags with these!

I added some tiny hearts (included in the donut dies above) to make this box for Valentines.  I may have to give this to myself!  

Hope you're having a wonderful week!


  1. Yum! What a delicious project! Your donut looks scrumptious - I haven't seen these dies before but you're right - you could use circle dies and handcut icing. Thanks for the fun sentiment tags!

  2. Oh, what a fun yummy project, Lori! Very sweet donuts!:-) Thank you for the tutorial and sentiment tags! Hope you have a great week and Valentine's Day!:-)

  3. Great project Lori! Your DIY donut looks so awfully real! I mean, if I want to scrape off the sugar off my screen? lol!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  4. How very sweet and cute!!! Your project does look quite yummy! :) Wishing you a beautiful day! xo Holly

  5. Fantastic project and yummy donut Lori..loz

  6. The donut does look real. Cute project!
    Thanks for the instructions.

    You're ALL that and a Frosted Donut!! :-)

  7. Such a fabulous idea and love the box and labels. Who doesn't like donuts!!! Have a great rest of the week.

  8. What a super make Lori. Love the dies and those stamps are super.
    Toni xx


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