How to Make a Polymer Clay Doughnut Charm or Ring

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Today we will be making these sweet little doughnut charms with polymer clay. Sculpting with clay is one of my favorite mediums, and though I don’t use it as often as I should, it only takes me rolling it in my hands for a few seconds to remember why it I enjoy creating with it so much. I’m sure you’re going to love it too.


So let’s get started… Things You’ll Need

  • Polymer clay (beige, white, brown, pink. Optional: turquoise, pink, yellow)
  • Toothpick or picking tool
  • Pin
  • Drinking straw
  • Chalk pastels, brown eye shadow or bronzer
  • Soft paintbrush
  • Toothbrush
  • Ring form
  • Eye hook
  • Pliers
  • X-Acto knife
  • Chain
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • ModPodge Dimensional Magic

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial Start by rolling a ball of beige- or skin-tone-colored clay.polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial2 Gently press down with your thumb to make a doughnut shape.


Poke a hole in the middle with a toothpick, and if you wish, make the hole bigger by using a pencil or a thin brush handle.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial4Cut a thin strip of tape, and wrap it around the doughnut.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial5 Using brown chalk pastel, eye shadow or bronzer, brush powder all over the doughnut until completely covered.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial6Remove the tape. You should see the variation of color. Place the doughnut in the freezer, and proceed  to the next step. polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial7 Roll out the clay for the sprinkles into very thin, long pieces. Set them in the freezer while you move on to the next step.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial8Optional: Remove the doughnut from the freezer and, using a straw, cut off some of the sides of the doughnut as shown to make bite marks.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial9Take some pink clay and flatten into thin, rounded shape for the frosting.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial10Place the frosting on top of the doughnut. With a toothpick, poke a hole from the bottom and again from the top, through the pink clay.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial11 While the toothpick or brush is inserted in the hole of the doughnut, make small indentations with a pin where the bite marks are.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial12If making a charm or pendant: Insert an eye pin or eye hook through the hole and toward the top of the doughnut as shown (if making a ring, skip this step).

 Cure the clay according to the instructions on the package. Allow it to cool completely.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial14 Remove the thin strips of clay from the freezer and cut them into small pieces.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial15 Gently cover the pink clay with ModPodge Dimensional Magic.

polymerclaycharmdonuttutorial16Using a pin, collect the sprinkles and place them on the wet liquid. Make sure they are covered by the liquid. Set aside to dry for one to two hours.

If you used an eye pin, make a loop using pliers and attach as a pendant to a chain.

If making a ring: Use super glue to attach the doughnut onto a ring form.

polymerclaydonutringcraftberrybushforehow You are all ready to show off these adorable, fat-free doughnuts!

polymerclaydonutcharmcraftberrybushforehow I love these cute little doughnuts and even made a couple into bookmarks by placing a paper clip in them prior to baking.


Cute and easy, right? If you’ve never worked with polymer clay before, get ready to be entertained for hours. Happy sculpting!

Do you have any questions or need clarification? Please leave a comment or drop me a line at

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