Ahh, donuts. The unsung hero of confectionery. Like the cute guy next door, they are down-to-earth, yummy, and familiar. I can’t say enough about how much I love donuts (although I wouldn’t say no to a box of chocolate truffles or macaronsâ€¦) but enough about that, because this post is actually about the cute toppers you can put on top of them to give to that cute guy (or gal) in your life! â€“Â Erin from BerinMade Paper Goods
Some donuts (mini ones work best, but regular sized ones will work too)
White card stock
Scissors (fringing scissors optional)
Pink tissue paper
To make the heart donut toppers:
Step 1.Â Cut your skewer sticks to the desired length depending on the size of your donuts.
Step 2.Â At this point, you can do a topper that has the message on the front (like a sign) or a folded card for the cute little surprise element.Â To do the folded card version, draw rough horizontal lines with your black marker onto your white card stock. Draw a heart on the card, then fold it to cut out the heart-shaped card. Make sure that one side of the heart has the fold still intact. Write your message inside!
Step 3.Â Squeeze out a line of PVA glue on a scrap piece of paper, and run the edge of your heart through it. Pour out some glitter, and run the glue side of the heart on the glitter, so you get a line of glitter around the edge of your heart.
Step 4.Â Tape the back side of the heart card to the non-pointy edge of the skewer stick, leaving about 4cm (about 1.5″) on top for the tassel.
Step 5. To make the tassel, cut out a rectangular piece of tissue paper about 10 x 3cm (about 4″ x 1″). Fringe it about 2/3 of the way, then line the un-fringed edge with glue. Don’t overdo the glue as tissue paper is pretty thin and will get messy if there is too much!
Step 6. Wrap the tissue paper strip around the non-pointy edge of the stick, rolling and squeezing with your thumb and index finger as you go along. Let dry.
Step 7. Ta-daa!! Make multiples for a little party, or a single cute one for your valentine.
Photo Credit:Â Julie Michaelsen