These DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners not only lend a fabulous fragrance to your space, they also serve as beautiful homemade fall home decor! You can make your own with a few simple tools and supplies that can be reused again and again in future projects.
DIY Fall Spice Air Fresheners
What you need:
White Activa Plus Natural Self Hardening Clay
Wilton Silicone Mold, of choice
8-Piece Pottery Tool Kit
Savoir Faire French School Opaque Watercolor Gouache Set or similar
Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer Aerosol Spray
Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil
Ribbon or Rafia
Begin by kneading the clay in your hands until soft then press it into the cavities of your mold. Fill halfway for thicker shapes or 1/4th of the way for thinner shapes. If your clay is too hard, add a small amount of water to the clay then knead again.
(Note: The original Wilton leaf and pumpkin silicone mold I used for this project is not longer available online. However, they do have a great pumpkin silicone mold as well as this fun leaf and acorn silicone mold.)
Allow your pumpkin and leaf shapes to harden in the mold until they are leather like, but not fully dry. Gently remove each of the shapes for your air fresheners from the cavities of the mold.
Clean up the edges and top of the pumpkin and leaf shapes using your modeling tools. Repeat for all of your shapes until you’ve reached your desired look.
Use your needle tool to cut a hole into each of the pumpkin and leaf shapes you’ve made. This will allow you to hang them. Now allow your shapes to dry until fully hardened and the clay turns a grayish-white.
Now use your watercolors to paint your pumpkin and leaf shapes in fall colors on the tops and sides, but not the bottom. Allow the paint to dry.
Now take your pumpkins and leaves outside and place on newspaper or cardboard. Spray each of the shapes evenly on the tops and sides with your clear acrylic sealer. Don’t spray the bottoms.
Now use a wide paint brush to paint the fragrance oil onto the back of each of the air fresheners. (You can also use a blend of natural clove, cinnamon and ginger essential oils in lieu of the fragrance oil.) Allow to dry then repeat as desired until you reach desired strength or the air fresheners will no longer hold anymore fragrance. Now hang anywhere in your home or in your car and enjoy!
Once you’ve finished this project you can use your mold again to make these easy melt and pour leaf and pumpkin shaped fall soaps! Learn how here.
For more fall inspired pumpkin spice projects be sure to check out these other DIY’s and recipes: DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray, Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe, Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe, Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe, Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe, DIY Pumpkin Massage Candle, DIY Fall Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe, and DIY Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Labels.
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