Learn everything you need to know about how to make this quick and easy, 15 minute donut board! Perfect for bridal showers, weddings, brunches, or parties!
First published March 20th, 2018. Updated 3/25/2021.
How To Make A Donut Board
Ever since the bridal brunch post went live over on Draper James Love, Reese blog, I have gotten SO many question about how to make this easy donut board! I thought I would put a post together for you all to refer back to.
At first glance, you think that this board is so beautiful that it would be complicated. In all actuality it takes 5 supplies and only 15 minutes! This donut board was the talk of the whole bridal shower and can be used for many different occasions.
What You Need To Make A Donut Board
- 24 inch x 24 inch square of Birch plywood - I went with the birch because I loved how light and soft the wood coloring was. It fit in perfectly with my decor without needing to be painted!
- Drill with ½ inch bit - This is the size of the hole that you will create for each peg to fit into.
- 2 inch long ½ inch wood pegs to hold the donuts - I used 23, but this will be dependent upon the size of your board and donuts.
- Wood glue - This keeps the wood pegs in place and stable enough to hold the donuts. Be sure to let it dry for 24 hours before putting any weight on the pegs.
- White paint or decal - I used white paint due to a time constraint and loved how it turned out, but I do feel like a decal would stand out more!
How To Make A Donut Board
- Gather supplies. Go to the hardware store, look pitiful, allow the nice employee who asks you if you need help to walk you through and find everything you need, ha!
- Add paint or decal. Decide if you want to paint or decal a cute word onto the board before you start. It is much easier to do this prior to placing the donut pegs.
- Measure. Measure out and mark with a pencil the even placement of each donut. Tip: I used two donuts from the shop that I knew I was ordering from for the shower in order to get the spacing as accurate as possible.
- Drill holes. Drill a ½" hole where each pencil mark is located. Tip: You may need to start drilling with a smaller drill bit in order for the ½" bit to go through correctly. On mine, I had to do this on some and not on others.
- Place pegs. Once holes are drilled, squeeze a small amount of wood glue around the bottom third of one of the pegs, place peg into hole, and hold for just a few seconds in the position that you want the peg to stay. Repeat with all pegs.
- Let dry. Let dry for 24 hours before placing any weight onto the pegs.
- Fill. Fill with beautiful donuts and wish you could leave on your kitchen counter year round!
To display my donut board I set it on a large photo easel and draped a strand of faux greenery down on side.
Occasions To Use A Donut Board
- Bridal Shower
- Birthday Party
- Wedding Reception
- Hosting a breakfast, brunch, or lunch
- Graduation Party
- Valentine's Day
Did you make your own donut board?
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this easy donut board DIY! When you make it, be sure to leave an amazing review in the comments below or tag #goingforgrace on social!