We’re not really sure when or how the pumpkin became the emblem of fall, but do we care? Not so much, as long as our pumpkin spice lattes are hot and pumpkin decorations continue to be adorable. So it’s no wonder that one of our favorite ways to get into the spirit of fall is by combining pumpkin carving craftsmanship with the warm and delicious aromas of autumn. For this DIY, we’re revamping pumpkin carving by adding an aromatic element, so get out your favorite fall EOs like Ginger, Allspice and everything nice to create your own Pumpkin Potpourri.
Carve the top of the pumpkin off at an angle (not straight up and down), and gut the pumpkin well so that there are no remaining particles inside. Roast the pumpkin seeds, or use the meat of the pumpkin to make a pie filling if you please. Draw your design on the outside of the pumpkin, and get to carving! Make it simple by carving out holes or dots, or go complex and carve out designs. It’s best to hold the pumpkin in your lap when carving so that it’s stable.
Once your pumpkin is carved, rub fresh cinnamon on the inside of it, and add drops of your favorite fall essential oils along the sides of the pumpkin. Try Allspice, Clove or Nutmeg. Make sure to rub a good amount of cinnamon on the pumpkin lid, and a few essential oils as well. We also recommend carving a few holes in the lid of the pumpkin to ensure it’s well ventilated.
Finally, place your tea light candle in the pumpkin and light it. The warmth from the candle will bring out the aroma of your favorite essential oils, diffusing it throughout the room. Use your pumpkin as a fall table centerpiece, a decoration for your desk or an adornment for a Halloween candy table.
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