Pumpkin Spice Crafts DIY: Embracing the Season’s Iconic Scent

Autumn has officially arrived. And with autumn comes one of the most beloved scents of the season – pumpkin spice. The comforting and warm smell of pumpkin spice is synonymous with cosy evenings, warm drinks, and the joyful anticipation of the season. What better way to fully immerse yourself in this delightful scent than by creating DIY pumpkin spice crafts that capture its essence? 

In this blog post, I’ll explore a variety of pumpkin spice-inspired craft ideas. They will infuse your space with the iconic scent and add a touch of seasonal charm.

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How to make pumpkin spice candles? 

There’s something magical about the soft flicker of candlelight, especially when combined with the inviting scent of pumpkin spice. 

Create your own pumpkin spice candles by firstly melting soy wax and adding a carefully measured blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla fragrance oil. 

Following this, pour the scented wax into vintage teacups or mason jars for a charming rustic touch. These candles will provide a cosy atmosphere and make for wonderful homemade gifts.

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How to make pumpkin spice fragrance sachets?

Sachets are a great way to infuse small spaces with your favourite scents. 

Craft your own pumpkin spice sachets by sewing small fabric pouches and filling them with a mixture of dried orange peel, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves. 

These sachets can be tucked into drawers, placed on shelves, and also hung in your car to keep the autumnal fragrance close at hand.

Potpourri with a Twist: Nature’s Fragrant Bounty

Potpourri is a timeless way to bring the outdoors in, adding a lovely aroma to your living space. 

Firstly, gather pinecones, dried apple slices, and a medley of fall leaves for a pumpkin spice twist. Sprinkle them with a mix of pumpkin spice essential oils, letting the scents to mingle and intensify. 

Display your potpourri in decorative bowls around your home for a visually appealing and fragrant decoration.


How to make pumpkin spice scented pinecones?

Turn humble pinecones into captivating fall decor with a pumpkin spice twist. 

Begin by baking your pinecones in the oven to remove moisture and insects. Once thoroughly dried, brush them with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. This will create a fragrant and rustic display for your mantel or tabletop. 

You can also tie a satin ribbon around each pinecone and hang them from doorknobs or hooks for an added touch.

Pumpkin Spice Reed Diffusers: Subtle and Inviting

Reed diffusers offer a subtle and consistent release of fragrance. This also makes them an excellent choice for those who prefer a more understated approach. 

Create your own pumpkin spice reed diffuser! Start by mixing pumpkin spice essential oils with a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba oil. Place the reed sticks in the oil mixture, allowing them to absorb the scent, and arrange them in a decorative bottle. 

This elegant craft will also fill your space with the comforting aroma of pumpkin spice for weeks to come.

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How to make a pumpkin spice garland? 

Add a touch of pumpkin spice charm to your living space with a festive garland that captures the season’s essence. 

Craft your own pumpkin spice garland by firstly stringing together dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and miniature fabric pumpkins. To infuse the garland with the iconic scent, lightly spray each element with a pumpkin spice essential oil diluted in water. 

Lastly, hang the garland across your fireplace mantel, along stair railings, or drape it over shelves for an instant autumnal transformation. This craft also offers a visual treat and envelops your home in the warm embrace of pumpkin spice.

The widespread adoration for pumpkin spice can be attributed to the Starbucks’ latte. It becomes evident annually with the launch of the PSL. This event prompts individuals to flock to social media platforms, eagerly expressing enthusiasm. Are you a fan of the trendy drink? Let me know what you think below and if you’ve already gotten yours this season.


Enjoy the seasonal tradition and happy crafting!

As the air turns crisp and the world transforms into a mosaic of warm hues, there’s no better time to celebrate the enchanting aroma of pumpkin spice. 

These DIY crafts bring the season’s scents into your home and provide an opportunity for creativity and self-expression. Whether crafting for your own enjoyment or creating heartfelt gifts for loved ones, these pumpkin spice-inspired creations will surely make your fall season even more magical. 

So, gather your supplies, embrace the iconic scent, and let your imagination run wild.

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1 Comment

  1. Gail
    October 13, 2023 / 12:48 pm

    I like the smell of Pumpkin Spice but get tired of the PSL inundation. Living in Canada with the American influence, it sure does take over everything!!
    I love autumn and walking in the forest, foraging and collecting pinecones, leaves, moss covered stick and just enjoying the beauty.

    I think I might give soy candles a try as Christmas gifts. Maybe reusing some of the old glass candle containers I can’t face throwing out! 🤭

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