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DIY Donut Christmas Ornaments (From Pool Noodles)

Let me show you how to make the cutest DIY donut Christmas ornaments using Dollar Tree pool noodles. Great for a Candyland or bakery-themed tree.

two donuts ornaments on pink backdrop

I’m sharing these DIY donut Christmas ornaments as part of my countdown to Christmas ornament craft ideas. I  kicked it off last week with adorable gnome Christmas ornaments.

You may sense a theme emerging-perhaps a bakery or sweet treats theme for my Christmas tree this year? If so, you would be right!

I’m still figuring out what direction it’s going in, but I can tell you there will be lots of pastel colors with several DIY sweet treats ornaments.

Each year I host a Christmas tree decorating blog tour with 20 super talented home decor bloggers. This year’s event is the 5th year and it’s scheduled for 11/29/21.

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Supplies Needed For Donut Ornaments

 

pool noodle for donut ornament

STEP 1.

Cut the Pool Noodle

Use the craft knife to cut the pool noodle. If you are an impatient crafter like me you can eyeball it. It’s about 3/4″-1″.  

cutting pool noodle with craft knife

Use the first donut as a template so your ornaments are the same size. 

donut cut from pool noodle

STEP 2.

Add Paint to the Spackle

Decide what color you want the donut frosting to be. I went with white so I added white acrylic paint to the spackle. The spackle is not a bright white.

It is more of a gray that wasn’t really appealing, so the paint helped lighten it up. You can add brown paint for chocolate frosting, pink for strawberry, etc.

adding paint to spackle

Just keep adding paint and stirring it until it is the color you like. 

spackle with white paint

STEP 3.

Add Frosting to the Donut 

Next up, you want to add the paint and spackle mixture to the top of the donut.

adding spackle to donut ornament

You can use a craft stick or even a plastic knife. You don’t want it to be too thick. Just give it a nice, even coat. 

donut ornament with frosting

 

STEP 4.

Next up, you want to add the sprinkles to the frosting while the spackle is still wet. 

sprinkles for donut ornaments

Aren’t these pastel stars perfect for a pastel-themed tree? There are so many pretty colors and shapes that you can use for sprinkles.

I even saw gold ones that would look cool on pink donuts. 

adding sprinkles to donut ornament

Once you add the sprinkles use a toothpick to remove any frosting from the middle of the donut.

using tooth pick to add sprinkles to donut

STEP 5.

Let the Spackle Dry

It’s best to let the spackle dry overnight.

finished donut ornament

Isn’t it just adorable? I can see these on a tabletop sweet treats tree in a kid’s bedroom or playroom. It would be perfect on a nightstand.

STEP 6.

Add a Hook for Hanging

All you need is a hook for hanging. I went with a paper clip. Just bend one end and push through the top and backside of the ornament. 

pastel paper clips

finished donut ornament with paper clip

Step 7.

Seal with Clear Acrylic Spray

Finish the ornament by spraying it with a clear sealant. I still have to do this, but it will help secure the frosting and sprinkles, plus it will give it a nice shine.

diy donut ornament on pink background

 

What do you think of this sweet treats ornament? I’m on the hunt for a pink pool noodle next! Be sure to come back next week for another new ornament tutorial.

It may be my favorite so far!

two donuts ornaments on pink backdrop

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single donut ornament with yellow bottle brush tree

Thank you for visiting. Happy Crafting!

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before and after donut ornament

donut ornaments made with pool noodles

DIY Donut Christmas Ornaments (From Pool Noodles)

Yield: 1 Ornament
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2-$3

Pick up a dollar store pool noodle and make these super cute donut ornaments. You can get just about all the supplies at the dollar store making it a budget-friendly craft.

Materials

  • Pool Noodle
  • Pastel Sprinkles
  • White Spackle
  • Craft Sticks
  • Paper Plates 
  • Pastel Paper Clips
  • Cleary Acrylic Sealant

Tools

  • Craft Knife

Instructions

  1. Use the craft knife to cut the pool noodle.
  2. Add white acrylic paint to the spackle and stir well.
  3. Spread the paint and spackle mixture to the top of the donut evenly.
  4. Add the sprinkles to the frosting while the spackle is still wet. 
  5. Use a toothpick to remove any frosting from the middle of the donut.
  6. Let the spackle dry overnight. Add a hook for hanging.

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Tuesday 9th of November 2021

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