Introduction: DIY Donut Paper Weight

This is a simple guide to make a paper weight. Follow 10 steps to make a cute DIY Donut Paper weight!

Step 1: Materials

To make a Donut paper weight you will need:

  • Air drying clay (I used Daiso clay)
  • Polymer clay (I used FIMO)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Acrylic paint. The colours: pink, light brown, dark brown, white and any other vibrant colours you wish to use.
  • A palette
  • White glue.
  • Water
  • Sculpting tools (basically a knife used to cut clay)
  • Scissors *OPTIONAL

Step 2: Making the Shape of the Donut

  • Take some air drying clay and roll it into a ball.
  • Flatten the shape using the palm of your hand.
  • Use a little bit of water to smoothen out the donut.

Step 3: Making the Donut Pt.2

  • Use a pencil or paintbrush to make a hole in the middle of the donut.
  • Make the hole bigger until your shape looks like a donut.

Step 4: Covering the Donut.

  • Roll out a piece of air drying clay (Daiso isn't the best for this so i suggest using some other brand)
  • Drape the piece on top of the donut
  • Cut a hole in the centre where the middle of the donut is.
  • Cut around the edges.

Step 5: The Icing

  • Roll out another circle.
  • Cut out large drips on the edges.You should get a shape that looks like the one in the picture.
  • Drape the icing onto the donut and 'glue' it on using water.

Step 6: Making the Sprinkles

  • Take a piece of polymer clay roll in into a long snake.
  • Use a sculpting tool or a pair of scissors to cut the 'snake' into small pieces. These are the sprinkles.
  • Place the sprinkles on some tin foil and let them harden in the oven for maximum 20 minutes at 230 F/110
  • Paint the sprinkles in different colours to make classic donut rainbow sprinkles.

Step 7: Adding Colour

  • To make the base colour, mix together dark brown, light brown and some white. Add some glue to the paint to ensure that it sticks to the clay.
  • Take a paintbrush and paint the base of the donut (including the inside)

Step 8: The Icing

  • For the icing, mix some glue into pink paint.
  • Take a brush and paint the icing.
  • When the pink paint is still wet, place the sprinkles on the icing.

Step 9: Final Glaze

  • Once the paint is completely dry, take some Mod Podge and paint over the whole donut to seal it in.

Step 10: !DONE!


Your DIY Donut paper weight is finished.