October 28, 2015

DIY Donut Costume

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would share a cute and super easy DIY costume. If you have been stumped trying to figure out something to do, this is a fun option that you need basically zero crafting ability to make! This costume is actually my sister's, but since I helped make it I decided it would be worth writing about! 

What you need...
a tube- check local pool store as they are difficult to find at this time of year 
brown paint- I used three bottles
pink paint- I used one or two bottles
sponge paint brush
hot glue gun & glue
colorful straws

Step 1:
 Lay the tube down flat on top of newspaper and paint the top brown. My sister wore hers facing out, by attaching a string and draping it around her neck, but if you prefer to wear it like a tube around your waist, paint both sides brown. 

Step 2: 
After the brown paint dries, begin adding the pink paint. Paint most of the tube with the pink, but leave a few inches on the side so that you can still see a bit of brown. 

Step 3: 
Take the straws and cut them into smaller pieces. Next, begin using the hot glue gun to attach them to the tube until you think there are enough. Finally, add the ribbon to the top in a loop so that you can wear it. 

Today's post is part of CathleenRachel, & Christina's Witches, Ghouls, and Goblin's Halloween Link-Up! Make sure to check out everyone's posts and get inspired for Halloween! Let me know if you ended up making this, as I would love to see how yours come out!


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  1. This is the cutest idea ever! I might need to do this for a late minute costume!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. Haha cute! Nice job - that doughnut is adorable :)

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

  3. Donuts have been my latest obsession, I never thought to make it into a costume!
    xo, Syd

  4. This is the cutest thing! I did a donut pumpkin but never thought to do a donut costume. Now I wish I didn't have a costume already so I could do this!

    XO, Brooke

  5. This is so cute! Love this idea!


  6. I love this idea it's so creative! The "doughnut" definitely looks like a doughnut!
    XO Alyson | mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com

  7. Oh my GOSH! This is the cutest thing I've ever freaking seen!!!! THANKS FOR LINKING UP!

    Xo, Rach

  8. Last year I was a donut too! I used painted foam hair rollers and spray paint instead of straws and acrylic paint, but it looked about the same! I got so many compliments, I think it's the cutest costume. Also, a paper Krispy Kreme hat makes it that much cuter! Have fun this Halloween!