DIY Donut Wall
Practical, tasty and a perfect standout decor piece for any party. This easy donut wall can be whipped together in a few short hours.
What you'll need:
MDF board (at least 12mm)
Dowels (4 or 6mm)
A donut (for measuring - and eating)
Circular saw (if you have one - otherwise you can use a handsaw)
1. First, grab your piece of paper and pen and outline the shape of the donut on the paper (including the hole). I'd suggest creating at least 10-20 of these to help visualise in step 3.
2. Eat the donut.
3. Place the paper donuts on the MDF board in the shape you are wanting to make. Make sure you leave some space around the donuts so they aren't touching.
4. When you're happy with the shape, draw the outline on the MDF board and then also mark the centre of the donuts.
5. Using the jigsaw, cut out the shape.
6. With the drill (using the same size drill bit as the dowel) drill holes where you've marked the centre of the donuts. You can either drill 3/4 of the way through or all the way through. It will look tidier from the back if you only go 3/4 of the way through, but either works. If your MDF board is very thin, then go the whole way through otherwise the dowels won't have enough to hold onto.
7. Paint the shape.
8. While the shapes are drying, you'll need to cut the dowels to approx 10cm lengths. It's easiest to do this using a circular saw, but if you don't have one, you can use a handsaw.
9. Slot the dowels into the holes. If they are loose, you can use glue to secure them (but try use non-toxic glue).
10. If you need the shapes to stand on their own, use the MDF scraps to cut triangles and glue these to the back to provide support.
11. Now just add donuts and you're done!