doughnut displayDo you ever need treats for a big crowd? Think teacher appreciation, scouts, birthday parties, Superbowl, holiday parties, special celebrations, wedding and baby showers, the list goes on….

My mom needed to serve treats at a reunion she was hosting and wanted to serve Krispy Kreme doughnuts (mmmm, good choice Mom).

She had a problem to solve. Isn’t that when all the best ideas are born? She wanted them to look cute, of course, and also wanted the different flavors separated so people could pick their favorite. She saw this idea on Studio 5 and decided she had the perfect solution…WOOD! She put my dad to work with his drill and a few minutes later, had the perfect doughnut display to feed a crowd!

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What you need…

  • 2×6 (legnth depends on how many doughnuts you want to hold)
  • wooden dowels (any size will work as long as you have a drill bit the same size. If you want to go tall with them, be sure to get thicker dowels so it will be sturdy when you pile on the doughnuts. :)

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Just drill holes, leaving enough room so the doughnuts won’t touch when you put them on.  Then push the dowels in!

donut display boardSlide on the doughnuts! YUMMY!

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Are you hungry yet?

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The hardest part of this project, is deciding which doughnut to eat!!

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I’ll take THAT one!

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This could easily be adapted to even one dowel if you just wanted to display a dozen or so. I love how simple it looks just plain, but you could also fancy it up any way you please. Paint it, put paper on it, vinyl letter it – whatever you like!

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Now hurry and go find a crowd to please!

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 P.S. Want to make your own Doughnuts? Try one of THESE!!

Remember this doughnut display idea..

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Also, be sure to check out all these awesome 2×4 ideas. They are inexpensive and you won’t believe the transformations!


    1. September 18th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
      Monica says:
      What a cute display!!
    2. September 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm
      Kay says:
      What a great idea! And look at all of those cute kids!
    3. September 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm
      Nesleirbag says:
      It is a fun way to show off the doughnuts! And pretty easy to do. Such cute pics, Missy!
    4. September 18th, 2012 at 6:07 pm
      Shelley says:
      Ahhh!! This is so adorable. I can think of a bjillion uses for this. Baby shower brunches, church breakfasts, family reunions.... I'm thinking I need to incorporate this into our Halloween party. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
    5. September 18th, 2012 at 8:52 pm
      pilotsace says:
      I will have to buy a Krispy Kreme tomorrow after reading this post! The pictures look like you could eat them from the computer and hug all those cute kids!!
    6. September 19th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
      Nicolette says:
      I love love love it! It amazes me what other people think of--genius!
    7. September 20th, 2012 at 10:14 am
      Patty Mickelsen says:
      Love this idea! It was such a fun way to serve donuts at our family reunion! Cute pictures of the kids! Those donuts disappeared quickly!
    8. September 20th, 2012 at 5:23 pm
      Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:
      This is so creative! I will totally have to ask the boyfriend to make this for me!
    9. September 20th, 2012 at 8:23 pm
      alison says:
      So yesterday was free dozen doughnut day at crispy creams if you dressed like a pirate. Such a fun idea. Great pics too Missy!!
    10. September 25th, 2012 at 11:51 am
      eklecticmom says:
      I SO MUCH LOVE THIS IDEA -- thank you for sharing it with the world! And those Krispy Kreme doughnuts ARE the best :)
    11. September 25th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
      Sarah says:
      Holy cow. What a gene pool! Great idea!
    12. September 25th, 2012 at 7:02 pm
      Joan says:
      Great idea! I wish I had a crispy Keene about now.
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