Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Everybody Gets A Sugar High for Christmas

Tonight, the Mister and I did some crafting together - a very rare occurrence.  Not since I talked him into painting tiny rabbit faces on marshmallows has he been involved in any crafting with me! A while back, we found little miniature mugs (about an inch wide) and had the idea of getting one for each of his coworkers for Christmas. Miniatures seriously crack us up!

Then we decided that we should make tiny little donuts to go with them.

Mister Kitsch made these wee boxes by hand. 

Hey, wait a minute!

Who's that guy stealing our donuts?!

Aww! It's okay. He's just spreading the holiday love!

Everybody Gets a Sugar High for Christmas. 

  • If you want to make your own tiny donuts, simply drop some Cheerios into a bag or container with powdered sugar (for the powdered donuts) OR cinnamon (for the cake donuts) and shake, shake, shake. A tiny bit of any kind of melted chocolate works great for dipping and sprinkles add an extra flair.  You're only limited by your imagination! 
  • We used a tiny pair of sterile kitchen tweezers for the dipping -and toothpicks to get the chocolate ones off of the tweezers. These are completely edible and stay in the box great. If you want them not to shift around, you can take a tiny bit of white frosting and stick them to the bottom of the box - but try it the easy way first with no frosting. That's what we did. Because we like things crazy easy.  We put waxed paper on the bottom of the boxes to make them more realistic. And just like in that old game Operation: "It takes a very steady hand!" to put them in the box. So have a swig of something if you're a Shakey McShakester.
  • You can also cut out a square on the lid of the box and glue the plastic transparent window from an envelope on so that you can peek through and see the donuts. We were way too lazy to do this part too. 

Credit to this idea goes to the interwebs in general. I've seen several tiny donut tutorials here and there and they seeped into my subconscious. I think that these would be fun to gift to someone with a little knee-hugger elf and a tiny jug of moonshine (patent pending).  We got our donut box template from here at the awesome "What Will We Do Today?" website.

Until next time,
x's and o's,


Mr. Tiny said...

I am impressed and in love! THIS is the very reason that I usually refuse to craft. There are so many brilliant, funny, clever ideas out there that I have neither the talent nor the patience to achieve. This all looks too good to be true! LOVE!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Making these is already on my to-do list. I saw them on Pinterest as "elf donuts," and I promised Grandson #1 that we'd make them to leave with Santa's cookies, so he could take them back to the North Pole for the elves. :)

Dina@VintageAdvantage said...

Haha! Love it :-)
You're so lucky that your Mr. will do crafts with you!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Hilarious! I am impressed by your attention to detail.

Dottie said...

Oh lud! These are amazing! Those little tiny donuts are making me mighty hungry this morning. Tee hee!

Forgive me as I consider a run to Krispy Kreme this morning to get one of those snowman donuts.

DearHelenHartman said...

There is NOTHING about this idea and post that I Don't LOVE. Including the phrase tiny donut tutorials. I want to have that print up on my business cards. Tiny Donut Tutorials Upon Request.

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

ooooo they are so sweet! i would be thrilled if my coworker brought me a box of those! i'm trying to thing of a reason i need to make these.

Unknown said...

I love this so much. We have only crafted together once. Nothing more to say about that.

This also reminds me of a co-worker that made a big production of only eating half a donut on Krispy-Kreme Fridays.

By 11am there were five halves in the box.

Lisa said...

Ok, I have never seen anything this cute in my entire life. Also, my workplace does a moral boosting round of "Hey, there's free donuts in the west workroom" emails on a semi-regular basis, so wouldn't it be hilarious for them to expect a box of full size donuts on the table and find these miniature wonders there instead? I AM SO DOING THIS (don't tell my coworkers)! You guys are too awesome.

BEESTLYproducts said...

cutest ever! the little box. my god. perfect.

Adrienne said...

This really makes me happy! These are the perfect, adorable gifts :)

What Lola Wants

Unknown said...

And you made a little action scene with puppets?!
More genius.
Thank you.

Unknown said...

TINY DONUTS! I am overwhelmed with cute!

Mamaholt said...

Oh MAH GAWD, y'all are the bees knees!

A Day in the Life of One Girl said...

EEEEEKKK! I have never seen anything so cute. I screached at my computer screen!!

Scrapatorium said...

Aw, so cute! Yay, for the crafty hubby. Happy Holidays to you both!

Jen said...

Those are so cute! Oh my goodness. Unbelievable cute.

Betty Crafter said...

Ok, now I want jugs of moonshine for all my knee huggers! I will be stalking your blog daily for that one to materialize.

Anonymous said...

these donuts? that snowman? are like prozac they make me so damn happy

Amy said...

Tiny Shipley's donut box is the cutest thing I've ever seen!