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7 Oh-So-Sweet Projects for National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day is on the 5th of June, and we want to help you make the most of this marvellous day! There’s no better way to celebrate then by filling your home with super sweet doughnut makes, so we’ve rounded up seven of our favourites. Have fun!

7 Oh-So-Sweet Projects for National Doughnut Day

1. Pin cushion

Want to create a squidgy doughnut that’s also a practical tool for your sewing stash? Enter the doughnut pin cushion. With a cleverly cut layer of felt icing and some colourful embroidered sprinkles, you could whip up a baker’s dozen of these to give out to all of your crafty friends. For a handy tutorial, click here.

2. Pin board

A pin cushion isn’t the only way to organise your craft room with cute doughnut accessories – this pin board looks good enough to eat! Follow the steps here to transform a simple piece of cork board into a delicious sweet treat. The push pin sprinkles are the perfect finishing touch!

3. Greeting card

There are so many ways to get creative with doughnut-themed cards. Die cutting machines are your friend – whether you want one big doughnut to cover your card front or several small ones to create a fun pattern, simple use a circle set for your desired effect. Stamps are another option – the Hero Arts Donut 2x3 inch Clear Stamp set will let you batch make with ease. Or pick up a topper set that does all the hard work for you! With Hunkydory’s Pick 'n' Mix Topper Sheet - Delicious Doughnuts, the pre-designed and die-cut toppers are ready for instant use – all you need to do is pop them out and get crafting.

4. Sun hat

Upcycling is a fun way to give your clothing and accessories a second life – and this floppy hat project is the perfect way to transform a plain piece from your wardrobe into a showstopper! Follow the steps here for tips on how to use fabric paint to paint a doughnut design around the rim of your hat.

5. Crochet doughnuts

Whether you use these cute crochet doughnuts as toys for the children or as fun decorations for your home, they’re a joy to make. The basic shape is simple in double crochet, but you can also add extra drizzles of icing with chain stitch or sprinkles with random stitches in different colours of yarn. Find the full steps here.

5. Bake a doughnut

Of course, the best way to enjoy National Doughnut Day is by baking up a batch of mouthwatering treats! From scrumptious chocolatey recipes to vegan and gluten-free options to a savoury sushi option, we’ve got something for everyone to get creative with here.

5. Bake a doughnut cake

If you’re not up for fiddling around with doughnut tins and fryers, try Mich Turner’s brilliant doughnut illusion cake. The delicious orange cake is complemented by a tasty raspberry marzipan centre. Is your mouth watering yet? Check out the steps and how-to video here.