DIY a Donut Hole Tower and Donut Kebobs (and a Donut Giveaway!)

Why not throw a Donut Party for National Donut Day on June 2, or to celebrate the end of a school year, a new graduate, or really, do you need a reason? Hang a Donut Wreath on your front door, display this DIY Donut Hole Tower and DIY Donut Kebobs, and you’re ready to host a fun, Donut Party. Read on for more about the Donut Giveaway, too.

DIY Donut Cone and Donut Kebobs

DIY Donut Hole Cone and DIY Donut Kebobs

M-m-m-m-m-m . . . .

To make a Donut Hole Tower, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” x 9” cone (or other size)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Donut holes, about five dozen
  • Mini donuts, two
  • Optional: Pink icing & sprinkles
  • Tools needed: Clear tape; round toothpicks

To make a Donut Hole Tower:

1. Wrap the cone in plastic wrap, and tape in place.

2. Optional: Decorate a few donut holes with pink icing and sprinkles.

3. Add donut holes around the bottom of the cone first. To start, work with the larger donut holes, and save the smaller donut holes for the top portion of the cone. For each donut hole, insert two toothpicks, angled up, into the cone. Then, insert the donut hole onto the toothpicks. Continue to add rows of donut holes till the cone is filled.

4. Top off the cone with a pair of mini donuts, using toothpicks to hold them in place.

DIY Donut Hole Cone

The French word for a Donut Hole Tower is “croquembouche” – what a mouthful!

The French word for a Donut Hole Tower is “croquembouche”, which sounds so very fancy! And fancy enough that you could add this to a holiday brunch or bridal shower menu. Just be sure to leave room on the buffet for these Donut Kebobs, too. The kebobs are super easy to DIY, easy enough to whip up for a classroom party or Halloween bash.

DIY Donut Kebobs

You could top off the base with paper shred instead of sprinkles, but I think the sprinkles are much more festive.

To make Donut Kebobs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 2” x 4” x 12” block
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Mini donuts, 28
  • Bamboo skewers, seven
  • Sprinkles
  • Optional: Pink icing, washi tape
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors

To make Donut Kebobs:

1. Cut two strips of scrapbook paper to cover the foam block; add 1/8” to the height of your paper strips to create a small lip at the top of the foam block. This creates a rim to hold the sprinkles in place. Glue paper strips to foam block. Optional: Decorate with washi tape.

2. Optional: Decorate a few donuts with pink icing and sprinkles. This step isn’t necessary, but I liked the punch of color. Depending on your party theme, from Halloween to a bridal shower, you can change up the frosting to match the color scheme.

3. Thread four donuts on each bamboo skewer.

4. Insert the skewers into the foam block.

5. Spread sprinkles on top of the block.

6. Serve!

So fun & easy!

DIY Donut Hole Cone and Donut Kebobs

DIY Donut Wreath

Now, I want to share the fun! I’ve pulled together a Donut Giveaway, including a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, donut socks, donut notepads, donut erasers, a donut banner, and washi tape. For your chance to win the Donut Giveaway, post a comment below about your favorite kind of donut. Leave your response by midnight on Thursday, June 1, and I’ll announce the winner on June 2, National Donut Day.

**Please Note: This Giveaway is Closed!**

National Donut Day Giveaway

For your chance to win these goodies, leave a comment below about your favorite donut flavor. You must comment by midnight on Thursday, June 1. The winner will be announced on National Donut Day, June 2.

I’ll start – hands down, my favorite donuts are the freshly made, still warm donuts served at my local apple orchard. It’s a tradition that we visit the orchard each fall to indulge in the donuts. M-m-m-m-m!

Happy donut crafting (& eating)!


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56 Responses to DIY a Donut Hole Tower and Donut Kebobs (and a Donut Giveaway!)

  1. Kimberly Ann says:

    Love this so much! My only request at my shower was a doughnut wall. I am so obsessed. This will have to be next time!

  2. Donuts are awesome. Nice work!!

  3. darla says:

    Yikes m! Sorry I missed the deadline. Love these goodies.

  4. Rosemary weaver says:

    Custard filled with powder sugar topping

  5. I LOVE Boston Creme Pie donuts–those are AH-MAZING! Thanks so much for the chance! So cute!

  6. susitravl says:

    I never met a donut I didn’t like – edible or otherwise. These are the coolest projects! Dunkin’ has one of my favorite donuts – Chocolate Kreme Filled.

  7. Pamb says:

    Hi Sharon, love the donut kabobs but especially the tower, awesome.
    Thanks for the giveaway, as always.

    • Sharon says:

      And thank you for stopping in. Can’t you think of so many events at which you could share a Donut Hole Tower? It could be your signature dessert! Sharon

  8. Wendy Christensen says:

    My favorite doughnut is a eclairs. But it’s got to have white cream. Love it.🍩

  9. donna baker says:

    Love these ideas, always love your wonderful crafty ideas. Love the old fashioned cake donuts, but all donuts are yummy.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, you are so sweet! I’m glad you like all of the crafty fun I share here. Cake donuts are pretty dang tasty! I like those, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

  10. mommysfabulousfinds says:

    Love the donut tree! It would be perfect for my son’s birthday breakfast, he loves donuts! My favorite is lemon filled.

    • Sharon says:

      I agree — lemon filled are pretty tasty. Love your idea of starting off a birthday morning with a Donut Tree or Donut Kebobs — what a way to make it a special day! Happy crafting! Sharon

  11. Pat Kichinko says:

    I absolutely love those tiny powdered sugar donuts! Last time I bought a bag, I ate the entire thing. My husband only knew about this from the powdered sugar on my shirt! Guilty!!

  12. kathy70 says:

    This is vey bad, because now I want to run out and buy a donut. That would be a Boston Cream and I can taste it now! That creamy custardy filling and just the right amount of chocolate on top. Thanks. Now I am off to plan my donut day event!

    • Sharon says:

      Mmmm . . . you’ll have everyone drooling now! Let us know how you’re planning to celebrate National Donut Day! Happy donut crafting! Sharon

  13. Oh wow!!! my mouth is drooling! 🙂

  14. CraftyB says:

    The donut hole tree is amazing; makes me hungry!! Yum!

  15. keshakeke says:

    My favorite doughnut is a Krispy Kreme Chocolate covered cream filled! Yummy!!!!

  16. Lisam6 says:

    My favorite flavor would be chocolate frosted with sprinkles. Yummy.
    What a great idea. I hope the grocery store has some doughnuts holes.
    Great creation of yummy goodness

    Happy Memorial Day!

    • Sharon says:

      Yes, please. Chocolate is always a good idea! I hope your grocery has donut holes, too — I bet your daughter would have a lot of fun making the cone. Enjoy the long holiday weekend, and thanks for stopping by. Sharon

  17. Cindy deRosier says:

    *gasp* You have no idea how much I want to throw a donut party now. Such a fun idea! My favorite donut? Maple old fashioned.

    • Sharon says:

      Ha, ha! You’re so sweet, and I hope you do throw a donut party! You’ll have fun with this, and your guests will be so impressed! Thank you! Sharon

  18. Lane says:

    Powdered sugar or glazed!

  19. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    These would be so lovely for a Mother’s Day Brunch, Easter, springtime bridal shower, and more! They make a spectacular presentation. Your friends will be amazed! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for the inspiration, Angie! Do you have a favorite donut flavor? I hope you have a happy Memorial Day weekend, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

  20. Patricia Defrees says:

    Favorite donut is a raspberry filled or a cinnamon sugar donut-hole. I think I will try to make the tree for Halloween

    • Sharon says:

      I think this would be a lot of fun for Halloween! I hope you’ll send us a photo if you do! Thank you! Happy donut crafting! Sharon

  21. Love this! I hosted a Christmas style baby shower this winter and I so badly wanted to make a doughnut hole Christmas tree but ran out of time setting up 😦

    • Sharon says:

      Dang! This would be cute all dressed up for a Christmas party of any sort. I’m guessing it took under and hour to make, so it was pretty easy. Thanks for stopping in today. Sharon

  22. This is so awesome! I know that Jenna would love to have a donut party! If we win this I am going to put together a donut party for her preschool class’ last day of school! Heck, I might even try to pull it together even if we don’t win! Thanks for the inspiration to give her classmates and teachers a wonderful send off to their first year of education! I think that in itself is an occasion to celebrate! Have a great weekend!

  23. Katiria says:

    What a unique idea! I love stuff like this. My favorite donut is the one with the vanilla/chocolate crème inside or anything with sprinkles. I think I can handle one whole kebob by myself with no help 😉
    Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! It sounds like you throw a lot of parties, so I’m glad you like these. Mark your calendar for June 2 when Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away free donuts, sprinkles and creme fillings included! Happy weekend! Sharon

  24. Amy Pinion says:

    My favorite are some that are made by a local donut shop called Joe’s. You have to get there early in order to get any donuts, but they are worth it! The arrangements have given me an idea for an upcoming event! 🙂

  25. Anne Marie says:

    Cute donut ideas – who doesn’t love donuts. My favorite are glazed donuts – especially warm glazed donuts!

  26. PS says:

    I like Glazed Donut..
    I liked the arrangements

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