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Have a friend who has a sweet tooth? Make several of these deliciously cute doughnuts or cupcakes and package them in a pastry box for a unique gift idea. Whether you sew a baker’s dozen or just one, this ornament will look adorable on the Christmas tree.
Supplies & Tools:
- Printable template (download here)
- Felt: tan for doughnut, whatever color you like for the frosting (white, pink, brown)
- Bugle beads
- Ribbon, 1/8" wide
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Print the template and cut out the pieces.
- Trace template pieces onto felt and cut out. Cut out 2 tan doughnut pieces and 1 white frosting piece (with wavy edges). Be sure to cut out the center of each circle.
- Sew bugle beads onto the white piece for sprinkles.
- Place the frosting/sprinkles piece onto one of the tan doughnut pieces and sew together. Set aside.
- Cut a piece of ribbon that is about 6" long.
- Fold the ribbon in half, and glue the ends onto the remaining doughnut piece.
- Stack pieces together.
- Sew the pieces together along the inner edge.
- Begin sewing along the outer edge. After you’ve sewn 1/4 way around the doughnut, pause to stuff that section with Poly-Fil®.
- Continue sewing and stuffing the doughnut until you’ve sewn all the way around the doughnut.
- As you finish sewing, hide the thread. See here for tips.
- Now your doughnut is finished. Mm-mmm!
Boston Cream Doughnut:
- Print this template and cut out pieces.
- Trace the template pieces onto felt and cut out. Cut out 2 tan doughnut pieces and 1 brown frosting piece.
- Sew beads on the brown frosting piece, if desired. Set aside.
- Cut a 1.5" slit in the middle of one of the tan circle. You can accomplish this by folding the circle in half.
- Cut a piece of ribbon that is 6–7" long.
- Stack tan circles together, place the ribbon (folded in half) in between the layers, with the loop of the ribbon inside the circle.
- Sew around the circles completely, being sure to sew the ribbon in place.
- Using the slit you cut in step 3, turn the doughnut inside out. Now the loop of ribbon is on the outside of the doughnut.
- Stuff the doughnut with Poly-Fil® and then roughly sew the slit closed. (It doesn’t need to be perfect since you will cover it with the frosting piece.)
- Now place the brown felt on top of the doughnut and begin sewing it. This part is a little tricky since doughnut is enclosed, so here are some tips:
- Tie ends of thread in a double knot, and pull needle through the brown felt so that the knot is on the back.
- When sewing, the needle should not go too deep into the doughnut. Here's how we did it:
- To finish your Boston cream doughnut, give it a little bit more dimension by doing the following:
- On the back of the doughnut, poke the needle into the center and pull the needle through the doughnut to the top (frosting side).
- Poke the needle back through the doughnut, bringing it to the back.
- Now tie the ends of thread in a knot and trim.
- Your Boston cream doughnut is done.