DIY Pumpkin Candles

Pumpkin Spice Candles

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin spice, and these DIY candles will fill your home with the earthy, festive scent of a freshly baked pumpkin pie. These are great for the DIYer, Esty seller, or even to take to local fall craft shows.



2 cups of wax flakes (soy is best)

One orange crayon (optional)

One teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning

½ teaspoon of nutmeg

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

One candle wick 



Wooden spoon

Skewer stick

Glass jar (I like to use leftover small jam jars)



  1. Prep your pot by making sure it is clean and dry.
  2. Melt the wax flakes in a non-stick pan on low heat, stirring until melted.
  3. (Optional) Break your orange crayon into small pieces and add them to melting wax.
  4. Add all your scented spices.
  5. Wrap the wick around your skewer stick. Lay it across the jar to hold the wick up. You can choose to use a chopstick as well, but we had quite a few of these leftover from grilling season.
  6. Slowly pour your wax mixture into the jar.
  7. Let the candle rest in a cool place for about four hours, and then you can cut the wick to preferred length.


Special Notes

Here are some special notes to consider in your pumpkin-scented candle craft.

  • The cheaper the crayon, the better it will mix and melt, giving you a more uniform color.
    • It has been shown that RoseArt melts better than Crayola, as Crayola is built to withstand higher heat.
  • You can skip a step if you use a wooden wick, as they do not require straightening, check out these great wooden wick options. They will also add a pleasant crackling sound and give your candles a unique look.
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