Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Doughnut Box Video Tutorial

I have now created a step-by-step video tutorial showing how to create this doughnut-shaped box!

To make one of these for yourself, you will need:

I really hope you are inspired to make your own, and would love to see some of your creations.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Doughnut Box Template

Carrying on from my previous post, I am pleased to announce that my Doughnut Box template is now available in my Etsy shop. It comes as two PDFs - one for the doughnut box and one for the icing.

If you would like to make one of these amazing little boxes for yourself, then you will need:
  • Doughnut Box and Icing PDF templates
  • Coloured cardstock (160-240gsm recommended)
  • White printer paper
  • Craft knife and / or scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • PVA glue

First, you will need to print the Doughnut Box template onto the coloured card and the Doughnut Icing template onto the white paper. Then cut everything out.

Apply small amounts of double-sided tape to the areas marked on the template. Then, starting with the base, stick the corner of the second flap onto the first, pressing it down firmly. Continue in this way, flattening the shape slightly as you go, until a circle is formed.

Secure the end tab with either glue or double-sided tape, and ensure that all tabs are securely stuck down.

Repeat with lid.

Next, using PVA glue, stick disc A onto the underside of the base, ensuring that the circle is in the centre.

Score and bend the centre tube flaps outwards and secure the ends together to form a tube. Push disc B over the tube and stick to the inside of the base with PVA glue.

Stick disc C to the inside of the lid, ensuring that the circle is in the centre. Next, apply plenty of PVA glue to your choice of icing and stick to the top of the lid, pressing all of the edges down firmly.

Your doughnut box is complete!

Doughnut-Shaped Box

Doughnuts. I love their simplistic form and the seemingly endless decorations that can be applied to them. So this started me thinking ... Can I create a gift box in the shape of a doughnut? A realistic one that opens and closes easily?

Challenge accepted!

I did a lot of research first into existing doughnut-shaped boxes, but could find nothing close to what I had in mind. (This is a good thing, as it means my design will be unique!) I then looked through lots of photos of doughnuts and started to plan out a simple design.

Here are some of my early prototypes:



After a bit of trial and error, and a few more design tweaks, I finally achieved the shape I wanted.

It really is a simple design, with the centre tube (hole) and the dripping icing giving it a realistic ring doughnut shape. There is ample space inside for sweet treats and is easy to open and close.

I am now working on the template for this box, which will be available soon in my Etsy shop. 

In the meantime, what do you think of my design? Do you have a favourite doughnut icing / topping? What would you put inside the box? Let me know in the comments below.