DIY Dozen Donuts Costume

One donut is good but some days you just need a dozen donuts. And now you can eat a dozen donuts while you put together this sweet costume for Halloween! 😉
I was at the store with my little brother a couple weeks ago and we found a little kid’s costume that was a dozen donuts and I could not get over how cute it was – and how sad it was that there wasn’t one that fit me! I was thinking about it later in the day and spent some time trying to find one online. I could only find pictures of the same version that I had seen in the store but couldn’t even find one of those that was actually for sale. So my DIY mind took over and I looked up how much of a process it would be to make a bunch of felt donuts and then I just went for it and made an adult sized one for meeee! The donuts are a bit time consuming but totally worth it! A warning though – you will be craving donuts the. entire. time. you make this.DIY Dozen Donuts Costume @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Hot Glue Gun
-Sewing Machine
-Puff Fabric Paint
-Cardboard Box
-White Spray Paint
-Exacto Knife
-Wide Elastic
-Heavy Duty Velcro

How to make it:
-I loosely followed this tutorial to make the bases of the donuts. I cut my original circles to 5″. Cut, sewed and stuffed all of the blank donuts.
-Cut out icing shapes to fit the donuts and use a small amount of hot glue to attach them. You can sew the icing on beforehand but this is much quicker if you’re just using these for a costume.
-Add icing drizzle and sprinkles using puffy fabric paint.
-Take the lid of a large box (14.5″x 18″) and spray paint it white.
-Measure your waist and add a 6-10 inches then cut a piece of wide elastic to that length.
-Sew on velcro to each end of the elastic.
-Cut slits into the sides of the box and slide the elastic through. Use a few dabs of hot glue underneath the elastic that lays flat across the inside of the box.
-Arrange donuts and hot glue in place. If you want to reuse your donuts or let the kids play with them afterwards – you could attach them using velcro instead!

*If yours isn’t staying well along your waist, you can add an extra strap from the top of the box that goes around your neck.
DIY Dozen Donuts Costume @themerrythoughtDIY Dozen Donuts Costume @themerrythoughtDIY Dozen Donuts Costume @themerrythoughtPlease someone make this costume and share your photos with us! We love it!

xo. Caitlin

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