You may have gathered by now that I have a huge love for wooden pallets, particularly because they are incredibly useful at parties (check out our Mermaid Party and Boho Fiesta), so when I saw donut walls being shared all over Pinterest and Instagram I simply had to make one for our daughter’s Ice Cream and Slime Party.
Most of the walls I’ve seen have permanent text at the top such as ‘Love is sweet’ or ‘Donut you want one?’ but I wanted to create something that was more versatile so added a shelf at the top where we can mix and match the signs, flowers and props according to theme. Needless to say it’s pretty much guaranteed that this little beauty will make more appearances in the future!
All you need is:
- Wooden pallet (check the building merchants or ask on local community pages)
- Dust sheets
- Masonry paint
- Stick to mix the paint
- Paint brush, roller and tray
- Hooks (I chose white self tapping 3cm from Homebase)
- Shelf (I got ours from Home Bargains as a set of three)
- Spirit level
- Tape measure
First give the pallet a wipe down to remove any dirt and place on a dust sheet then mix the masonry paint with a stick to ensure you get an even consistency. Pour some into your tray and start painting one side of the pallet with the roller. Roller as much as you can, leave to dry, then turn over and repeat on the other surfaces. Next fill in the gaps using the paint brush and repeat the whole process until complete (I gave ours three layers).
We chose to put our donut wall on a table and lean it against the wall, but depending on your set up, type of event and size of pallet I’ve also seen them placed on the floor against something.
The pastel icing and girlie sprinkles were the perfect donuts for this party but plain chocolate or white with edible gold and silver leaf donuts would look incredible for a more grown up event or wedding, don’t you agree?