BY Brittney Smart, 30 OCT 2021
DIY Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle – Create Fall’s Favorite Aroma
– Pumpkins, small to medium – Soy candle wax flakes – Cinnamon stick candle scent (or whatever Fall flavor you’re after) – Natural candle wicks (at least as long as your pumpkins are tall) – Bamboo skewers or pencils (at least as long as your pumpkins are wide) – Super glue (not shown)
Step One: Carve out insides
Step Two: Remove the insides.
Make sure the inside is relatively smooth, particularly the bottom where you’ll be sticking the wick.
Step Three: Glue Put a little super glue onto the bottom of your metal wick bas
Step Four: Add wick Place the wick into your hole and press it down.
Step Five: Wrap around skewer Wrap the end of your wick around your bamboo skewer and center it
Step Six: Prep wax Place about twice as much volume of flakes as the inside of your pumpkin will hold into a microwaveable measuring bowl.
Microwave on high for 3-6 minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave
Step Seven: Add scent Stir in your candle scent with a metal spoon into the hot wax (plastic spoons will melt).
Step Eight: Pour wax Pour the hot wax into your pumpkin, taking care that the wick remains in place as you do so.
Step Nine: Let dry Let the wax harden for several hours, taking care to leave it completely alone.
Step Ten: Trim When the wax has hardened completely (I left these overnight, just to be sure), trim off any wick in excess of 1/2″ to 3/4″ from the top of your wax.
Light ‘em up. They look so festive and seasonal, but the smell is what gets me.