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Get Excited For Fall With These Pumpkin Spice Candles

It's never too early to enjoy the smell of pumpkin spice! It's one of my absolute favorite scents, plus it's perfect for fall and Thanksgiving. It's just one of those smells that I can't seem to get enough of when fall rolls around, plus it goes perfectly with pumpkin pie, apple cider and cozy fall nights.

Luckily, if you're a pumpkin fan like me, you can finally enjoy the smell of pumpkin spice all year long with these homemade Pumpkin Spice Candles. They're really quick and easy to make and don't require a ton of materials, so there's no reason not to whip some up tonight!

They also make great gifts you can give away to friends and family at Thanksgiving. Give them a try and let us know how they turn out!


We made ours in a small mason jar, but you can make yours in any container that's safe for candles.

Why not try making yours in a mug? This pumpkin spice candle in a pumpkin mug below is perfect as a fun fall gift, but any mug will do.

Or you can make them in teacups. These also make really cute gifts, or you could add labels to each and use them as Thanksgiving dinner seating cards.

Or, try making yours in a wine or martini glass.

You can also use different sized mason jars or re-purpose old glass candle containers from finished candles that you have around your home.

Below we have the list of materials and directions you'll need to make these pumpkin spice candles. Let us know how they turn out!


  • 2 cups soy wax flakes
  • 1 candle wick with weighted bottom
  • Orange Crayon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Glass jar (mason jars, leftover jam or sauce jars)
  • Pencil


  1. Heat your soy wax flakes in a pot over low heat. Make sure to stir as they melt.
  2. Peel off the wrapper of an orange crayon, break it up into smaller pieces and drop into your melted wax mixture. Stir. Do not use food coloring!
  3. Add the pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon to the mixture and stir.
  4. Place your wick into your glass jar and pour in the melted wax mixture.
  5. Wrap the excess wick around a pencil and allow the wax to harden. This should take about 4 hours.
  6. Once the candle has hardened trim the wick.
  7. Light and enjoy your new pumpkin spice candle!

Do you know someone who would love to try making these homemade candles? Make sure to share the instructions with them.

You can watch our video below that shows you step by step how to make these pumpkin spice candles. Enjoy!

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