DIY Donut Wall

The ladies at Lesner Inn stepped away from our desks and picked up a tool belt for a day with this fun DIY donut wall! With one crafty man­ager and another math­lete, we proved that two heads are bet­ter than one. This adorable donut dis­play wall is for rent now at Lesner Inn! Stay tuned to watch the pro­gres­sion of this project.


We started by sand­ing the ply­wood & wooden dow­els that were cut to size for us at Lowe’s. We decided to go with a 5′ x 3′ wall so that it can be set on a table, & 5″ long dow­els so we could eas­ily fit 23 donuts per peg.


The next step was stain­ing the sanded wood. We chose an espresso fin­ish that we think turned out great!


After every­thing was stained, we did two coats, we packed every­thing away to dry prop­erly & got ready for the final steps.


A lot of the tuto­ri­als that we found online said to use hot glue to put the pegs on the wall, but we’re per­fec­tion­ists & chose to place wood screws through the back for a more durable option. We per­fectly mea­sured the dis­tance between each peg, drilled holes into the pegs so we could screw them in, & then screwed them in halfway to pre­pare for the polyurethane finish.


We went with clear satin so that the wall didn’t lose it’s nat­ural wooden look.


After the donut wall was done it was time to bring in one of our tal­ented staff mem­bers, who pro­vides cal­lig­ra­phy ser­vices on the side, Michelle. Check out her work for Zens Pens below & send her an email at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’re inter­ested in hav­ing cal­lig­ra­phy done for your wedding/​event.



We’re extremely proud of how this DIY project came out, & hope you all like it! Donuts are a great alter­na­tive wed­ding cake & even make great wed­ding favors!

If you’re a Lesner Inn cou­ple & would like to use this awe­some wall for your wed­ding or event don’t for­get to con­tact us at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 7574811122.

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