pinch pot by Max
cinnamon pumpkin by me
want to make some?
here's another new favorite from none other than
Theresa Easy Peasy Hein
of course being as excited as I was to make these,
and being the bad tutorialist that I am, I did not take step by step photos.
(that is another reason why I like easy peasy)
step 1. buy some inexpensive faux pumpkins
step 2. melt wax in a GW small crock pot
I had some beeswax at the bottom of mine from last years beeswax collages and so
used that, but you could use broken white candles.
and you could use a double boiler over the stove but I like using a crock pot instead of my gas stove
step 3. Add some cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and maybe
a dash of nutmeg for good measure into the wax.
and by add I mean dump. I wanted mine kinda grungy so I used quite a bit.
step 4. stir.
step 5. using an old paintbrush 'paint' the wax goodness onto the pumpkins
I did a few coats to really cover the pumpkins.
I also dunked the bottoms into the wax... whatever works!
step 6. while the wax is still warm and sticky sprinkle more cinn. on the pumpkins
and by sprinkle I mean shake vigorously.
I started doing this step over the crockpot and I have to say that I loved
how grungy the last batch came out.
yes, I said batch, they were that fun to make!
the response from the visitors to the show was wonderful.
They smell like what autumn smells like to me.
well, minus burning leaves, which I love, but have recently discovered that Hannah thinks is awful!
Well, there you have it easy peasy and all autumn-like!
I'd love to know if you make these and what you think :)
I bet the craft stores will be having a mad clearance sale on the pumpkins
after Monday, and just in time to get some on the cheap for your Thanksgiving decor!