DIY DONUT WALL

Photography: Kelly Harmer

You may have gathered by now that I have a huge love for wooden pallets, particularly because they are incredibly useful at parties (check out our Mermaid Party and Boho Fiesta), so when I saw donut walls being shared all over Pinterest and Instagram I simply had to make one for our daughter’s Ice Cream and Slime Party.

Most of the walls I’ve seen have permanent text at the top such as ‘Love is sweet’ or ‘Donut you want one?’ but I wanted to create something that was more versatile so added a shelf at the top where we can mix and match the signs, flowers and props according to theme. Needless to say it’s pretty much guaranteed that this little beauty will make more appearances in the future!

All you need is:

Wooden pallet (check the building merchants or ask on local community pages)

Dust sheets

Masonry paint

Stick to mix the paint

Paint brush, roller and tray

Hooks (I chose white self tapping 3cm from Homebase)

Shelf (I got ours from Home Bargains as a set of three)

Spirit level

Pencil

Tape measure

First give the pallet a wipe down to remove any dirt and place on a dust sheet then mix the masonry paint with a stick to ensure you get an even consistency. Pour some into your tray and start painting one side of the pallet with the roller. Roller as much as you can, leave to dry, then turn over and repeat on the other surfaces. Next fill in the gaps using the paint brush and repeat the whole process until complete (I gave ours three layers).

Next you need to work out where your hooks and shelf goes. The donuts we used were around 10cm in diameter which helped us to plot how far apart the hooks needed to be. We chose to have three rows of four and used a tape measure and pencil to ensure we marked correctly.

Taking into account having sufficient space for the donuts, we also considered what we’d like to put on the shelf (i.e. the size of the picture frame) so everything fit perfectly. The spirit level came in really handy when fixing the shelf!

We chose to put our donut wall on a table and lean it against the wall, but depending on your set up, type of event and size of pallet I’ve also seen them placed on the floor against something.

The pastel icing and girlie sprinkles were the perfect donuts for this party but plain chocolate or white with edible gold and silver leaf donuts would look incredible for a more grown up event or wedding, don’t you agree?

You can check out my Ice Cream and Slime Pinterest board for more donut wall (and ice cream and slime party!) inspiration.

Please tag @ohsokel and use #OSKinspired on Instagram if you create something after seeing this post. I’d love to see the results! Until next time,OSK xx

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