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National Donut Day: Create Art with Donut Shaped Wood Panels

June 2nd is National Donut Day!

Here at Trekell, we’re honoring one of our favorite tasty treats - the donut! -  by producing donut shaped wood panels.


All of Trekell's artist panels are handcrafted right here in our factory so we can keep a close eye on quality control by maintaining the highest manufacturing standards. Our line of donut shaped panels are made from ½” thick baltic birch and are ready to hang with the pre-drilled keyhole in the back. Challenge yourself with a new shape of canvas today!

National Donut Day | Trekell Art Supply

Artwork by: The Obanoth


The first Friday in June - June 2nd this year -  is National Donut Day. Of course, most of us love donuts almost as much as Homer Simpson does, but National Donut Day is not all about deliciousness. It’s actually quite rich in history!

In 1938, the first-ever National Donut Day was celebrated in Chicago, in honor of The Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies. During WWI, The Donut Lassies were sent to France to distribute essential goods and the occasional sweet treat to soldiers on the front lines.

When baking near the battlefield got tough, The Donut Lassies began frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets! Their determination and donuts were a much-needed boost for the soldiers' morale.

National Donut Day | Trekell Art Supply

Artwork by: Victor Roman

The Donut Lassies are now often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States when the troops (commonly known as “doughboys”) came back from fighting in Europe.

National Donut Day is a celebration of goodness in honor of our volunteers and service people and a continued morale booster no matter what difficulty we, as a nation or individually, are currently facing.

So grab a few of your favorite donuts and celebrate by creating beautiful, donut shaped artwork on National Donut Day - but don’t get any glaze or jelly on your masterpiece!

Main Image Artwork by: The Obanoth

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