DIY Mini Donut Pinata and Free Donut Printable


We are at it again with the donut pinatas!  This time we’ve created a mini version that’s super simple to make!  Follow the steps below to make one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:  Paper plates, 3 rolls of fringe (white, pink, brown), hot glue gun, washi tape, glue stick, confetti, treats to fill pinata.

diy mini donut pinata

Now to put it all together! 

1. Cut the brims off your paper plates.

diy mini donut pinata

 

2. Fill one paper plate with your goodies. I chose some yummy truffles from Seattle Chocolates, Annie B’s Caramels, and my favorite Blue Q gum!

diy mini donut pinata

 

3. Place 2nd paper plate on top of goody filled plate and tape shut with washi tape.

diy mini donut pinata

 

4. Cut a small piece of brown fringe and hot glue it to the center of the plate – this is the donuts hole.

diy mini donut pinata

 

5. Hot glue around the brown fringe and lay down your pink fringe – this is the frosting and should fill almost the entire top portion of the plate.

diy mini donut pinata

 

6. Glue around the pink fringe and lay down the white fringe – do not glue over the place where the two plates meet.

diy mini donut pinata

7. Repeat steps 1-6 on the other side of the pinata

8. Trim fringe around the pinata if you prefer. I did so it wasn’t quite as fluffy. Fringe clippings make great confetti!

9. Take your glue stick and rub it all over the pink fringe.

diy mini donut pinata

 

10. Sprinkle confetti on donut and let dry.

diy mini donut pinata

 

There you have it! Your very own mini donut pinata. Wasn’t that easy?!

diy mini donut pinata

 

Of course you can make chocolate donuts too!

diy donut pinata

 

And since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and we love you so much we’ve created this fun donut tag for you to attach to your pinata.

We adore these exclusive watercolor donuts tags by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.  Sign up to receive your free printable donut tag!

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Happy crafting!

Katie

 

DIY Chocolate Bark

I love making chocolate bark! There’s chocolate and there’s peppermint – it’s the perfect holiday combo, am I right?! It’s so simple to make and you’ll impress all your friends. All you need is a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, a bag of white chocolate chips and a container of Kencraft peppermint chips or crushed candy canes.

Chocolate Bark

First pour the chips into two separate microwave safe bowls. Microwave each bowl for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until all the chocolate is melted. Do not overcook the chocolate. Not all of the chips will be completely melted when you take them out of the microwave after the 2nd heating, but that’s ok! Just stir until they are.

Chocolate Bark

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Pour your melted semi-sweet chocolate on the sheet, spread it around and then pour the white chocolate on top. Now, for the fun part! Take a fork or spoon and swirl the chocolates together to get a pretty marbleized look. My little helper is a stirring expert!

Chocolate Bark

Then take the crushed candy cane and sprinkle all over the top of the chocolate.

Chocolate Bark

After your satisfied with your creation, place it in the fridge to harden. This will take a few hours. Once it’s hard you can take it off of the paper or foil and break it into chunks. Place it in a cello bag and tie it with a piece of twine and a cute tag (this tag is from the amazing Inkberry).

Chocolate Bark
All wrapped up and ready to go!

Chocolate bark can be eaten as is or you can melt a few pieces in hot milk for a seriously delicious hot chocolate!

 

Enjoy!

Katie