12 DIY Pumpkin Spice Fall Crafts For Pumpkin Spice Season
12 DIY pumpkin spice fall crafts to celebrate pumpkin spice season in full throttle! Make pumpkin spice sugar scrubs, fall candles, bath bombs, and more to indulge in this seasonal favorite.
I have never met a person who didn’t like autumn. While we may not all agree on which is the best season, no one can deny that one of the most beautiful times of the year is the changing of the leaves. It is spectacular to see the leaves change from green to golden yellow, burnt orange, and crimson red.
But maybe what makes autumn one of the most memorable times of the year is the season’s scents. Given that there’s nothing like a warm, comforting scent to create a cozy atmosphere, we all want to share and make memories in the fall.
Pumpkin spice has earned its place as the perfect complement to autumn traditions. Everyone can recall its classic spice blend of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg used for recipes throughout the season. It is one of those rare seasonal fall flavors that makes its way into everything –
- Bath Bombs
This is why many of us declare it’s pumpkin spice season when the first leaf falls! Because, just like autumn, pumpkin spice season is long-awaited yet short-lived.
So, why not take advantage of it in every imaginable way? Celebrate the season in full throttle with a dozen DIY pumpkin spice fall crafts!
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How Do You Make Pumpkin Spice?
Before Starbucks brought fame to pumpkin spice through the PSL, espresso with steamed milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavors topped with whipped cream; pumpkin spice was a staple in American kitchens. First published in Amelia Simmons’ 1798 reprint of her cookbook American Cookery; in two spiced-filled pumpkin pie recipes. One recipe is made with nutmeg and ginger, the other with allspice and ginger.
It wasn’t until centuries later, during the 1930s, that spice manufacturing companies such as Thompson & Taylor Spice Co and McCormick & Company came out with pumpkin pie spice. It was a revolutionary product of its time: a pre-blended spice mix that, for bakers, meant they could buy one spice instead of several, as well as save time in the kitchen.
And the variation we see in pumpkin spice recipes can easily be explained by the fact that Thompson & Taylor’s version, released in 1933, included nine spices. Whereas McCormick’s blend, initially launched in 1934 and still used today, includes just four spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
In the 1960s, the name changed from Pumpkin Pie Spice to just Pumpkin Spice, as we know it today.
3 Homemade Pumpkin Spice Recipes
Here are three ways to make pumpkin spice for your DIY fall crafts and recipes.
#1 Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
#2 Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend
10 drops clove essential oil
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
5 drops cardamom essential oil
3 drops nutmeg essential oil
2 drops ginger essential oil
#3 McCormick Pumpkin Spice Recipe
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
Pumpkin Spice Substitutions and Variations
If you are missing an ingredient, the first option is to add more of something else already in the recipe. You can also substitute clove with cinnamon or allspice. If you prefer a fruitiness, try adding orange extract or orange essential oil. And if you like to add sweetness to your pumpkin spice, you can include vanilla extract or vanilla essential oil.
The use of these pumpkin spice recipes doesn’t stop at pie. You can make pumpkin spice sugar scrubs, fall candles, bath bombs, and more to indulge in this seasonal favorite!
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12 DIY Pumpkin Spice Fall Crafts To Celebrate Pumpkin Spice Season In Full Throttle!
Who can resist the classic combination of spices enjoyed in American traditions? Not you? Not me! And why should we when we can make a dozen DIY pumpkin spice fall crafts celebrating pumpkin spice season in full throttle?
1. DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap Bars
These fall-scented soaps smell more like home-baked goods than soap. I used my favorite melt-and-pour soap base – goat milk for this DIY pumpkin spice soap bars recipe. I’m all for lathering up in all the cozy fall feels!
2. Spiced Pumpkin Candle DIY Fall Candle
For those of us who live in the south or west, we can invite the autumn season into your home, regardless of the weather forecast, with this beautiful spiced pumpkin candle DIY. Light this candle up and indulge yourself with a warm, comforting candle scent. Because if there ever were a season for scented candles, it would be fall.
3. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe With Essential Oils
Here’s how to make a pumpkin spice sugar scrub with essential oils and real pumpkin spice to restore your natural glow, leaving your skin feeling softer, smoother, and nourished after just one use.
The scrub smells like yummy pumpkin pie in a jar and will quickly become one of your fall faves without a doubt!
4. DIY Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs
Celebrate autumn by tossing one of these three bath bomb recipes into the tub to enjoy cozy fall vibes while you relax.
Choose from DIY pumpkin spice bath bombs, pumpkin spice latte, or pumpkin pie bath bombs – OH MY, how can you choose just one recipe?
These easy homemade bath bombs with essential oils are made with natural, moisturizing ingredients that hydrate your skin while you enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the essential oils.
5. Mini Pumpkin Spice Candle Mugs
One of the best parts about making a candle mug is upcycling a coffee or tea-stained mug or repurposing an excess amount of coffee mugs. But, honestly, any teacup or coffee mug to match your style or space will do.
These mini pumpkin spice candle mugs capture that flavorful signature autumnal scent. Each lovingly hand-poured pumpkin spice candle mug doubles as a great gift during the cozy season of cool weather, great food, and get-togethers.
And making a candle is easier than you think! Find more fall candles to make in this list of 25 irresistible homemade fall candles!
6. Pumpkin Spice Latte Lip Scrub Recipe
Just the scent of this pumpkin spice latte lip scrub recipe inspires cozy thoughts of sipping lattes in scarves and tall boots. And you can combine all the yummy tastes and scents of your favorite fall coffee order into an easy-to-make lip scrub!
This pumpkin spice latte lip scrub has a crisp fall aroma, flavored with pumpkin spice itself and fresh coffee grounds, whipped into a sweet, creamy mixture of pumpkin puree and brown sugar. It creates just the right balance of sugar and spice in an exfoliating lip scrub recipe.
7. Pumpkin Spice Room Spray
Learn how easy it is to make a DIY room spray with essential oils. This fall favorite brings the sweet and spicy aroma of pumpkin spice into any room of your home. It’s the perfect autumn room spray scent if you ask me.
8. Harvest Moon DIY Soaking Salts
Detox your skin today with all-natural harvest moon DIY soaking salts utilizing one of the best purifiers for the skin!
Activated charcoals’ unmatched ability to remove toxins from the body is put to use in this unique bath salt recipe. At the same time, familiar pumpkin spice essential oils boost the ability to purify the skin.
9. Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Soap With Whipped Melt and Pour Icing
Cari of Everything Pretty says she’s a little pumpkin spice obsessed. Aren’t we all? She created these pumpkin spice latte soaps to look like a little cup of coffee, complete with a whipped cream topping. It doesn’t get any cuter than this!
10. Pumpkin Spice Bath Tea Recipe
This DIY pumpkin spice bath tea recipe not only smells like pumpkin spice, but it is made with pumpkin seed oil. Pressed from the unhusked seeds of pumpkin, the oil contains abundant nutrients for the skin. Like a good cup of hot tea, this bath tea can do the body good. Whip up a batch this autumn to ease sore muscles and rejuvenate your skin.
11. DIY Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe
Any kid would love this easy DIY pumpkin spice playdough recipe! Not only is it squishy and fun, but it’s also scented to smell like pumpkin spice. Kids can easily play and create and be reminded of all things fall (and you might find yourself joining the fun, too!)
12. DIY Pumpkin Spice Whipped Body Butter
Gone are the balmy days of summer, when the weather turns cooler in autumn. If this means the beginning to dry skin for you, make this ultra-moisturizing DIY pumpkin spice whipped body butter to leave your skin feeling incredibly smooth!
Hold the pumpkin pie with these dozen ideas for DIY pumpkin spice fall crafts. They’re exactly what you need to start celebrating pumpkin spice in full throttle! Add a few or add them all to your fall bucket list this year, bearing in mind it’s totally acceptable to declare pumpkin spice season in your home.
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