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Donut Color Wheel

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! National Donut Day! We were trying to one-up our donut pegboard from last year and we decided to try to make a color wheel donut wall! This thing was crazy fun to make (all the toppings!) and will definitely be the most instagrammed thing at your party.

Donut Color Wheel | Oh Happy Day!

To get that smooth frosting look pop the frosting in the microwave and dip your donut, then add whatever sprinkles you want. My favorite thing about a donut wall is once you make it, you can reuse it so easily. We’ve reused our donut wall a few different times for last minute parties. Happy Donut Day!

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Donut Color Wheel | Oh Happy Day!

Donut Color Wheel | Oh Happy Day!

Donut Color Wheel | Oh Happy Day!

Donut Color Wheel | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: 4’ Square pegboard, jigsaw, tape, acrylic paint (in 8 colors), paint brush, wooden dowels

Step 1: Begin by cutting a circle from the square pegboard with a jigsaw. Cut another circle from the center approximately 12” in diameter.

Step 2: Measure and apply tape to make 8 equal sections.

Step 3: Paint each section a different color, going in rainbow order. Let dry completely. Apply a second layer as necessary.

Step 4: Cut down wooden dowels to create 2 ½ inch pegs for your board.

Step 5: Frost and decorate your donuts to match each section of color. You can use sprinkles and colorful cereal to decorate!

Step 6: Arrange your pegs in each section and hang your donuts! You’re all done!

Donut Color Wheel | Oh Happy Day!

Donut Color Wheel | Oh Happy Day!

Photography & styling by Amy Moss
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake, Justine Pon, and Erica Kjos

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  1. Phyllis | Desgeulasse

    June 2, 2017

    I love it! I just wish I knew where to get such a variety of donut colors around me…

    xo
    Phyllis
    http://desgeulasse.com/

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • June 5, 2017

      We made our own! We mixed food coloring with vanilla frosting, and warmed it up in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Then we dipped the donuts in and topped them off with cereal, sprinkles, candy, etc.

  2. Sophie

    June 2, 2017

    This looks awesome. What flavor are the purple donuts?

    http://goldclutter.com

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • June 5, 2017

      Hey Sophie! They’re actually just vanilla flavored. :) We used vanilla frosting + food coloring to make the topping.

  3. Belle

    June 2, 2017

    This is so fun – and definitely Instagram worthy!

    You could use different colored candies (or sprinkles) as toppings too!

    http://www.thislifeisbelle.com

  4. Michelle

    June 3, 2017

    Hilarious idea, and it looks so cool!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  5. Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

    June 3, 2017

    Oh my gosh. I saw a photo of someone with a donut pegboard at their wedding and instantly fell in love, but this is even better! It’s so bright and colourful, AND it appeals to my love of organisation!

    I didn’t want to do anything for my birthday this year, but this post is making me consider throwing a party just so I can have a donut colour wheel!

    http://www.thesmalladventurer.blogspot.com.au/

  6. Paige

    June 4, 2017

    This is so cute! I also can’t imagine how long it must have taken to make all those donuts!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  7. Holly

    June 4, 2017

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE this & donuts, can’t wait to give this a try!

    Holly xo

    The Art of Being Holly

  8. Cathlyn

    June 6, 2017

    Lovely idea! My sister and I are finishing with the makeover of out parents garden and we are planning a small opening party. This donut wheel will be a nice surprise for the guests. Thank you for the idea!

  9. Ashley Wilson

    June 6, 2017

    I am in love! I am planning a party in August and I think a donut pegboard is a must! You guys are so inspirational with your never ending ideas.

  10. Kate

    June 7, 2017

    OMG! At first, I thought these doughnuts aren’t real! But what a lovely surprise – I could eat them all!! :)

  11. Nina

    June 12, 2017

    This is such a fun idea! Were there any concerns about food coming in contact with the acrylic paint?

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