Pumpkin Candles DIY + Apple Cider Potpourri

Whenever I find easy DIY crafts I get pretty excited. With our move only a couple of weeks away I haven’t really been in the crafting mood, plus I just don’t have the time right now. But when I saw these super cute, and simple pumpkin candles I figured they were just too easy not to try.

To get me in the crafting mood and to help get my creative fall juices flowing I put on a pot of my favorite Apple Cider Potpourri. Wow, this stuff smells good! There is nothing that can make your home feel more like fall than delicious smelling potpourri or spice candles. If you want some inspiration of ways to decorate your home for fall check out my post  Simple Tips to Decorate for Fall on a Budget. I love finding ways to make my house feel like a home all while not breaking the bank!

Ok, so if you’re ready to make some candles and for it to smell like Autumn just exploded in your home then let’s begin.

What you need for the Pumpkin Candles

I got this recipe from Free People Blog and the moment I saw it I couldn’t wait to try it!!

Mini Pumpkins

Wax (if you want your wax scented add some of your favorite essential oils!) 

Candle Wicks (you can get some here 50 ct Candle Wicks)


Directions to make Pumpkin Candles

Cut tops of candles

Clean insides (make sure you get all the gunk out)

Melt wax (while that is melting stick your wicks in the pumpkins. I just pushed down really hard to make sure they stayed)

Pour wax in pumpkins then let the wax harden overnight or put them in the fridge for about an hour

Voila! You’ve got pumpkin candles! How easy was that?



Apple Spice Potpourri

I’m sure you are excited to hear that this Apple Cider Potpourri is just as easy, if not easier than the pumpkin candles.


Apple Spice Potpourri Ingredients

3 Cups Apple Cider

1 Orange slice (with peel)

1 Apple cut into slices

2 Cinnamon sticks

1 Tbsp Whole cloves

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Dump all the ingredients into a pot or Crock Pot and bring to a boil then reduce heat to the lowest simmer possible. You can leave this on for as long as you would like. Just be sure to check on it periodically to make sure all of the ingredients are with liquid. When it begins to evaporate just add a bit of water. This pot should last several days.

While I was having fun with my pumpkins Everly decided she wanted to “get into something” as well. Soooo, yeah I had two messes to clean up. I tell you it never fails. This is what happens when your three-year old leaves his yogurt out!


Wasn’t that fun!? I hope you enjoy this Apple Cider Potpourri and the super easy candle pumpkins. Hopefully you will only have your mess to clean up!  What are your favorite fall DIY’s?

Thanks for stopping by


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