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Monday, October 19, 2015

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts

With tutorial and free pattern. 

Ever since my daughter started to actively use her play kitchen I've been obsessed with making play food, mostly using felt. But I'd never bothered making patterns for it until now. 

Recently, while toying around with a few potential blog posts, I decided to create a series of DIY play food tutorials. 

The Box of Doughnuts is the first in a (hopefully) long list of ideas I want to share. Mostly because I love all the potential of these pieces of felt in terms of all the embellishments you can make. 

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

When making this box of doughnuts, I gave myself one additional challenge: I had to use only felt scraps, which is a great way to declutter too.



To make the doughnuts you need to download the pattern and cut two doughnut pieces of light brown felt and one piece of frosting from any color you want.
  
DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

You are making play food, so anything goes, really. The pattern holds two different choices of frosting shapes, just pick the one you prefer.
 
DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

First, embellish the frosting in any way you want. Add beads or buttons, stitch around, whatever you prefer (though if you're making the doughnuts for younger children beads and buttons are not advisable).


Sew outer edge of the frosting on one of the doughnut pieces. Don't sew the inner edge. 

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern


Place both doughnut pieces right sides together and sew around the outer edge again, leaving a small opening, as shown below.
DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

Turn inside out through the opening and sew the inner edge of the doughnut.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

Fill with polyester filling and close the opening. One doughnut ready.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

Now make as many as you want.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

Have you seen a doughnut covered in stars? I hadn't either, but it was a special request from my daughter and I had to comply. It turned out to be my favorite!

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

If you're making them as a gift, you can just stack and tie them with a ribbon.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

Or...you can make a doughnut box.


DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

The box is made with a rectangle of felt of about 24 by 36 centimeters and will hold four doughnuts stacked in  twos.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern
 

Cut the felt as shown below (the sides are 6 centimeters high) and sew the corners to create a box.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

The lid is made in exactly same way, just with the sides cut a bit shorter.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

I added a doughnut shape on top of the lid and filled it with polyester too for a 3D effect.

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

Place the doughnuts in the box and tie it with a ribbon...

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern


... and you are ready for an awesome tea party!


DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and patternDIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern


DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern

DIY felt food - a box of doughnuts - tutorial and pattern














 Enjoy,
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38 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable. I have a whole box of felt because I love the look but can never think of what to make with it. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking to our Tips & Tricks Party Monday night.

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    1. Thank you Patti. I love working with felt but I'm always looking for things to make with all those felt scraps and the doughnuts were the perfect project for it!

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  2. So clever and looking good enough to eat! Stopping by from #TAT

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  3. These are beautiful. I have been meaning to look into how to this. Will have to put it on my to-do list now. #ToddlerAprovedTuesday

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    1. Thank you Tammy! These doughnuts are so easy you really need to try them!

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  4. I love how cute your donuts look that you made!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  5. These are beautiful! You're right - they would make one awesome gift!

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    1. Thank you Emma! I checked your blog and love some of the ideas there. Though technically I don't have preschoolers any more (my youngest started kindergarten this year) I'm guessing they'll love some of those projects too...

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  6. Such an adorable idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. Is there a limit to how many times you can PIN a post? If so, the Pinterest Police may be after me! LOL I have pinned and pinned this one. Stumbling too. WOW!!! I want to make these for my grandgirls to play house or donut shop with. When you cut the pattern out, are you using regular scissors? I lack the confidence that I can make those scallops so neatly. I think I need some crafting lessons to make mine look pretty as yours :)

    Did you share this at my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop yet? If you didn't PLEASE come over and share. No one is ever "too late" ... we keep it open till Saturday night. Many a feature has been picked from later entries. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for pinning and for featuring my post in your G+ party!
      And yes to the regular scissors. If you look closely at the pictures of the cut out pieces, you'll see they look a bit wonky. But once you sew them, they sort of look ok. Besides, frosting doesn't come in neat scallops, right?

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  8. When my daughrpter was little, she loved her play kitchen..she had plastic food and we were served many meals from her kitchen! Your felt donuts are so cute....good enough to eat and no calories!

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    1. I remember that plastic food, I had some myself too. But today I totally prefer making the felt and fabric food. That way I can have fun too!

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  9. Visiting from Slow Stitching Sunday. Those donuts are too cute.

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  10. What fun! They are just adorable!

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  11. I just had to visit, because when I first read your title I saw "DIY Fat food". I love donuts, but now you know how I relate to them. These would definitely help my diet.....or hurt it because they look so real I am now craving a donut. Sigh....

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  12. Thanks for the fun pattern! I don't even know any little kids, but I can see these as Christmas ornaments, pincushions & even kitty toys...you know...catnip donuts! I would have loved these back in the 1950s when I was a kid & had my play grocery store in the basement.

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    1. Yes, I guess you can use them in a variety of ways. The catnip doughnuts totally made me laugh! I've had cats in the past (not now, husband doesn't like cats) and I can totally picture them chasing one of these doughnuts!

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  13. Play food is also fun dis-play food! Great projects. Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, www.FineCraftGuild.com As always, I love your contributions! Hugs, Rose

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  14. How cute are those!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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  15. These are so adorable!! What a perfect idea for felt!! Thanks for sharing at our Creative Spark party—I'm featuring these this week. I hope you'll stop by to link up again and grab a "Featured" button. The party starts at 6am EST tomorrow :) Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you so much Emily! I've been sick on and off for the past few weeks, so I'm a little late in replying to everyone!

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  16. These are so darn cute! I have one doughnut pincushion, but I love the idea of making them for play food. Love things made out of wool and felt! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. How fun! My kids would have fun playing with these! #made4kids

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    1. Kids love play food! Thank you for stopping by!

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  18. Oh wow. This was hands down such a great idea.

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  19. This is soooo crafty, OMG... You're keeping it real, alright! Thanks for the DIY stuff :)

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