DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener & Fall Home Decor Project

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener and Fall Home Decor

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

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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
Paint Brushes
Ribbon or Rafia

Instructions:

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

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.)

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

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.

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

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.

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

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.

Painting diy pumpkin spice air fresheners and fall home decor

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.

Sealing DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners with acrylic sealer

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.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners and Fall Home Decor Tutorial

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!

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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.

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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 RecipeDIY Pumpkin Massage Candle, DIY Fall Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe, and DIY Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Labels.

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Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Every year my neighbor at the end of the block decorates her house for Halloween. She starts planning in summer and on October 1st she starts decorating. This year she created some new spooky outdoor DIY Halloween decorations to add to her existing outdoor Halloween decor. These fantastic handcrafted tentacles were one of those new additions.

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

To create these tentacles my neighbor used pool noodles – genius, right?! – duct tape, zip ties, burlap and spray paint. First they taped three pool noodles together then they zip tied the egg cartons onto the pool noodles to form the “suckers.” Finally they wrapped burlap around the noodles and then they used spray paint in a variety of colors to give the tentacles life. Of course then they also needed a few random body parts like hands and feet warning you to keep your distance.

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Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

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For even more great DIY Halloween decorations you can create as well as Halloween costumes DIY’s and inspiration, decorating pumpkins, and party treats be sure to follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas board on Pinterest.

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Following are a few more shots of her home and the Halloween decorations she created. It is by far the most creative Halloween display I think I’ve ever seen around here.

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Do you decorate your home or yard for Halloween?