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Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again!

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Whether you call it a doughnut or a donut, this ring pastry is legendary!

Far from being a simple pastry, donuts have an official national day in the USA, on the first Friday of June. Why? It’s all about the legend of the donut! Think back to the mid-19th century, when the Dutch introduced a pastry called oily cakes to the American market. These cakes were fried and served whole with the center part left raw.

This all changed when Hanson Gregory, an American ship captain, claimed his invention suddenly. He brought some dough back with him to America. One day, while steering his ship in a storm, he found he needed to place his donut somewhere, and came up with an idea to skewer the cake over a spoke of his ship’s wheel. The idea of the iconic donut shape was born from there!

Source: Google

During World War II, due to the difficulties of providing freshly baked goods, female combat nurses in the Salvation Army decided to provide donuts to hungry soldiers. This quickly became an instant hit. They were known as Donut Girls and Donut Dollies in World War II.

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Women of the Salvation Army served thousands of donuts to WWII soldiers
Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
A Salvation Army poster for the campaign (Left) and American sheet music celebrating the Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” (right)

Automated donut machines were created. The advent of doughnut chains turns Doughnut into Donut. Voila! Donuts began to spread globally.

  • 6.8 millions #donuts tag on Instagram
  • 46% increase in sales revenue on National Doughnut Day (based on a Report taken on May 2018)
  • Searches for donut decor +748% based on Pinterest.
From Doughnut to Donut: A Somewhat Factual History of the Donut

Donut bakers don’t just stick to classics, they constantly spin themselves on a creative wheel. From raised donuts, bacon donuts to good old-fashioned twist donuts, you’ll just go WOW at how this fried dough started its own legend. Many Americans are familiar with the famous raised donut. What’s yours? Ours is definitely the donut hole! 😛

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Know Your Donut Illustration by Alyssa Nassner

Your DIY Donut Project is About to Come Alive!

  1. Design with Real Donuts
Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG

The easiest and quirkiest way for everyone to apply is to play around with a real donut object. Taking advantage of its round shape, we have a million ideas to experiment with. You know what we mean, right? Bicycle, glass, clock, eyes, ice-cream or even our planet Earth… Just think of anything with a circle shape. And all you have to do is set your creativity on fire. You’ll nail it! 😉

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Fly to the sky by Sasha Brazhnik
Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
Good Morning by Sasha Brazhnik
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Donuts and crosses by Sasha Brazhnik
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Tea Time in Space by Sasha Brazhnik
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London Donut Wheel created from Free Mini England Graphics

Donuts also go well with quotes too. You can play any quote with “Donot”, also “Donut”.

Donut worry, be happy

Donut stop believing

Donut judge me

Home is where there are donuts

I donut know what I would do without you

Source: a huge love for donuts!
Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
Love At First Bite. Handcrafted sans serif font by Cosmic Store
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But First Donuts, Watercolor Design by North Sea Studio

2. From Balancing Photo with Ease to Stunning Layouts, use a Donut Photoshoot

You don’t need to add any other design elements. All you need is:

  • a camera or even your phone if it’s good enough
  • a perfect background and color theme
  • transparent plastics
  • letting sunshine flood in the room or lighting set-up if you have one 😉
  • an editing software to set up your light, filter and contrast

Last but not least, let your creativity go wild!

This is a secret trick that Dina Belenko applies to her amazing photoshoot with Balancing Donut:

“Put your donuts on a sheet of transparent plastic and set it a short distance from the colored background. This way, all the objects will look like they’re levitating.”

Dina Belenko
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To add some depth and volume to the composition, you need to place your objects on little supports as Dina Belenko did with some children’s wooden blocks. Get creative with what you balance them on.

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After all, you just need to clean up some scratches from the plastic and brighten the image digitally. Pretty cool right! 😉

Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
Balancing Donuts by Dina Belenko

Never get bored with a stunning layout. By looking at what all pinners are searching for and make an idea more and more searches, Pinterest said that people were going nuts for donuts as colorfully edible party displays—raised, old fashioned and sprinkled. Searches for donut decor increase 748%, on the top 3 of searching for Celebrations just after New gold standard (searches +1552%) and Garland ho (searches +1154)

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Donut decor by Pinterest

All you need is to use your talent in arrangement. Start by choosing a nice foam board and capture those shots. Raymond – a self-taught home baker – says his go-to camera is a phone with a high resolution, a white foam board and a quick edit in his photo editing app.

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Donut Shoot by Raymond

3. Digital Donut

Life becomes easier with the rise of digital technology. If you enjoy designing any donut elements from clip art to watercolor, why not try these ideas for your next DIY project? Celebrate National Donut Day by digitizing your own creations!

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Hanukkah doughnut by jennylipets
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Donuts & Sweets Collectio by Kononenko ID
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Have a snack by Sasha Brazhnik

It’s donut-o-clock!

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Create your donut sticker and print it out!

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Vector hand drawn colored sweets stickers by ONYX

You even can expand your creativity by using donut fonts. Sounds amazing right? We know. We have an unlimited range of donut creations here on TheHungryJPEG!

Check out this super fun, chock-full-of-surprises font with colorful variety by Yasir Ekinci. Turning imaginative ideas into reality, this font replaces boring letters of the alphabet and makes your design creative, bright, and full of life.

Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
DinoType Font Family and Doodles by Yasir Ekinci

In love with cookie donuts? Check out this font:

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Think You Can’t Make Your Own DIY Donut Project? Think Again! - TheHungryJPEG
Get Your Cookie by Cruzine Design

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Contest period: May 17th 2019 – June 13th 2019

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Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this article, PLEASE share it with other donut-lovers you know and let’s celebrate National Donut Day together! 🙂

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