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!

Homemade Melt and Pour Fall Soap Recipes for Pumpkin and Leaf Shaped Soaps

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.

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

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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Easy Melt & Pour Leaf and Pumpkin Fall Soap Recipes

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Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Pumpkin and Leaf Fall Soap Recipes

Craft your own pumpkin and leaf shaped soaps for fall with these easy melt and pour fall soap recipes! You can keep your fall soaps plain or dress them up with just a touch of bronze mica like I did with some of mine. For these two fall soap recipes you’ll need a Wilton Silicone Mini Leaf and Pumpkin Mold. You’ll also need 2lb. of a melt and pour soap base. I used a natural yogurt melt and pour soap base made with real yogurt for my fall soaps. Finally you’ll need liquid soap colors in red and yellow and fragrance oils of your choice as well as isopropyl  alcohol in spray bottle (optional) and a digital scale. Here are the recipes.

Homemade Melt and Pour Soap Recipe for Leaf and Pumpkin Shaped Fall Soaps

Pumpkin Fall Soap Recipe

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Ingredients:

11 oz. melt and pour soap base
.3 oz. fragrance oil
3 drops red liquid soap color
24 drops yellow liquid soap color

Instructions:

This recipe will yield three pumpkin shaped soaps. Begin by cutting the soap base into chunks. Weigh out the soap using a digital scale then melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave in 30 second increments until all the soap has melted. Weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the soap then add the liquid soap color.

(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.)

Mix well and pour the soap into the three pumpkin cavities of your mold. Spritz the top of the poured soap with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any bubbles. Allow to solidify while you make the fall leaf soaps.

Homemade Leaf Fall Soap Recipe

Fall Leaves Soap Recipe

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Ingredients:

10.7 oz. melt and pour soap base
.3 oz. fragrance oil
24 drops red liquid soap color

Instructions:

This recipe will yield three leaf shaped soaps. Begin by cutting the soap base into chunks. Weigh out the soap using a digital scale then melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave in 30 second increments until all the soap has melted. Weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the soap then add the liquid soap color. (For the green leaf shaped soaps I used Crafter’s Choice Aloe & Olive Detergent Free Melt and Pour Soap Base and a drop or two of blue liquid soap color.)

Mix well and pour the soap into the three leaf cavities of your mold. Spritz the top of the poured soap with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any bubbles. Allow to solidify.

Fall Soap Recipes for Autumn Leaf and Pumpkin Shaped Melt and Pour Soaps

Once all of your soaps have hardened fully, gently turn them out of the mold.

If desired you can dust the tops of your soaps with bronze mica powder using either your finger or a small paint brush once you’ve unmolded them.

Homemade Melt and Pour Fall Soap Recipes for Pumpkin and Leaf Shaped Soaps

Finally wrap your soaps tightly in plastic food service film to keep them from absorbing moisture from the air. Then label if desired and gift to your friends and family! But don’t forget to keep one or two for yourself!

If you like this melt and pour soap recipe you may also like my DIY soap gems and crystals. Or try my homemade cold process pumpkin soap recipe made with real organic pumpkin puree! For more homemade soap recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest Board.

DIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

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DIY Homemade Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

With this year’s polar vortex dipping South I’m pretty much over winter at this point. So I thought that instead of sharing another winter DIY,  I’d instead share a spring inspired DIY bath project to remind us of what’s ahead. And hopefully it won’t take too terribly long because these 1°F temps are definitely not something we are used to here in Southwestern Virginia! While it’s finally warming up a bit, we are expecting some freezing rain in the morning. I’m going to pretend the weatherman was pulling a prank, however, and instead give you a rather fresh and green homemade bath bomb recipe to add some fun to your bath. Besides, isn’t a bath the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day?

Homemade Fresh Spring DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb RecipeDIY Lemongrass & Sage Bath Bombs

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Ingredients:

2.25 oz. citric acid
4.5 oz. baking soda
1 oz. argan oil
.5 oz. kaolin clay (also called white cosmetic clay)
2.25 ml Lemongrass Sage fragrance oil
pinch of FDA approved green bath bomb colorant or mica

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
Leaf Wax Tart Mold
glass bowl or large glass measuring cup
graduated plastic transfer pipette
fork

Instructions:

Weigh out all of the dry ingredients – the baking soda, citric acid, clay and colorant – using a digital kitchen scale and combine in a glass bowl. Mix ingredients thoroughly with a fork.

Weigh out the argan oil – chosen for it’s intense moisturizing benefits! – and drizzle over the dry ingredients. Then measure out the fragrance oil using a plastic transfer pipette and add to the dry ingredients as well.

Use the fork to thoroughly combine all ingredients together and mix until all dry ingredients have been fully incorporated with the oil and fragrance.

How to Make Homemade Bath Bombs – DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bomb Recipe in a Leaf Mold for SpringNow firmly press the bath bomb ingredients into each cavity of the leaf mold. Press firmly to ensure they are packed as much as possible into each cavity of the mold. Then allow to dry overnight.

The next day you can gently press each bath bomb from the mold’s cavities. Then package and store in a cool, dry location until use.

These were a lot easier to make than I had thought they would be as I’ve heard horror stories of bath bombs fizzing up in the process of making them. I experienced no fizzing and did not see any need to spritz with witch hazel.

This recipe will yield approximately nine, 1 oz. “leafy” green bath bombs perfect for spring wedding favors or as homemade gifts for Easter baskets. To use simply drop 2-3 bath bombs into warm bath water and enjoy!

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