After my last candle project, I’ve had a whole other bag of soy flakes that have been begging to be used. So, I thought I would give candle making another go. And this time, I went a little fall-centric….and made DIY pumpkin candles in actual pumpkins (and gourds). This was a fun one! And the candles ended up smelling delicious too.
The full tutorial can be found over on Momtastic, but here are a few photos (and outtakes) to get you started.
These candles make a fun hostess gift, if you’re attending a fall get-together, or use ’em for holiday decorating (Halloween and Thanksgiving). They’re really easy to make. I promise! Grab the tutorial here.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Think you’ll give these little guys a try? Have you ventured into the world of candle making yet?
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love this tutorial! will definitely giving these a try 🙂
The pumpkin candles are too cute! My grandpa used to make candles all the time. This post makes me want to learn how 🙂Katie
These are adorable! I have to give these a try! I am a little bit obsessed with things that fit in with the season and these tick all the boxes! Great photography as well xFrancesca
these are super adorable! I love the idea it will make a really cozy fall feeling.Sheer Raev
These are AMAZING! I’m definitely going to be making these next weekend.Julie
This is such a cute fall project! 🙂
I love making my own soy candles! Love the idea of putting them in pumpkins though. Perfect for the season (or for those pumpkins that are rotted inside – good way to make em last!). 🙂Nicole
These are so cute! I’m definitely trying them!Maru
SOOOO making these!!! Can’t wait to have some on my table. Thank you for the tutorial!Cathleya
This is such a great idea and the result is amazing..! Perfect for the Halloween season 🙂 xo akiko
These are great!Dolly
Thanks Ursula. That’s a good question actually…Like all pumpkins, they will eventually rot. But there are some super easy ways to preserve the pumpkins, so they’ll last longer. They make pumpkin preservation sprays that you can use or you can coat the interior and exterior of the pumpkins (after they’ve been gutted) with petroleum jelly, which helps keep the pumpkins from prematurely drying out. Hope that helps!Brittni
this is such a cool idea and so different. Dumb question but does the pumpkin rot?Ursula @ Northern Ambitions