Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

How To Build A DIY Donut Wall

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Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

I’ve wanted to make a donut wall for years now and I figured this event at Truth and Beauty Spa was a good of a time as any. It might look super easy but it takes hours to put together and it was totally worth all those man hours at the end. If you decide to build one yourself just know it will be instagammed like crazy and remembered for years. All you need is a trip to your local hardware store, about seven hours and dunkin donuts and you’re all good to go!

Materials Needed:

– Plywood (we purchased plain plywood and had the store cut it to size. We decided to go with 40’ x 40’)
– Wood stain or paint.
Paint brush.
– Six 36” dowels.
– Ruler.
– Pencil.
– Gloves.
– Hand saw.
– Screws.
– Drill gun.
Sandpaper.
Drop Cloth.
Hot glue gun.
Glue sticks.
– 3” wide x ½’ wood for border.
Dunkin Donuts & Dunkin Donuts coffee to wash it all down!

Step 1: Lay down the drop cloth to avoid staining any of the surrounding area.
Step 2: Lay the plywood down on protected surface. Put on gloves and apply multiple coats of wood stain or paint onto wooden dowels, wooden border and plywood until the color is even. Let it dry.
Step 3: Mark the dowels at 3.5” long. If you are looking to put two donuts on each mark at 4” long.
Step 4: Clamp down the dowels and cut to size.
Step 5: Sand the dowel ends to get a nice, clean finish. Optional: We decided to sand out the plywood to get more of a even finish.
Step 6: Drill the border onto the plywood.
Step 7: On the plywood with your pencil and ruler it’s time to mark where the dowels will go. Our Dunkin Donuts measured to be about 4”. Start 4” from the bottom of the wood and every six inches draw a small mark where you will glue in the dowels. Continue to draw circles until you finished a six by six.
Step 8: Apply hot glue to the ends of the dowels and place onto the markings made and let dry.
Step 9: Top with your favorite Dunkin Donuts.

* Thank you Dunkin Donuts for all the yummy donuts & Artistry in Flowers for the beautiful flowers.

Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

Blogger Sarah Lindner of The House of Sequins easy steps on how to build a DIY donut wall with Dunkin Donuts.

Comments

  1. this is awesome! and the perfect diy i was looking for on how to make one. the dowels held up no problem with the glue gun? i was worried i’d have to enlist my husband to drill the dowels in somehow.. thanks!

    1. Author

      Yes! They held up with no problem! Drilling from behind the board would make it more sturdy but this was the quickest and easiest way. They are all still intact with the hot glue gun 🙂

  2. Ok so I’m not the best at math but I can’t figure this out. – 3” wide x ½’ wood for border. 3 inch by 6 inch boards doesnt make sense so I think you meant 3 feet by 6 inches. The boards would be 2 inches thick to line up with everything, do I have this all right? Don’t want to buy the wrong thing and/or make multiple trips to the hardware store. Do you think it can stand on its own? Maybe I should get one border piece that’s wider to put on the bottom and help it stand? I’m not going to have a wall to prop it up against. Thanks!!

  3. How well did the hot glue hold up? Thinking of wood glue as an alternative so it held longer but wanted your thoughts. 🙂

    Thank you!
    Sweets By Staci in Jacksonville

  4. Any finish should be food safe if allowed to cure at room temperature for 30 days

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