DIY: Pumpkin Pie Potpourri

Not all jack-o-lanterns have to be scary! I found this cute owl design on the Williams-Sonoma blog, The Blender. This project is so simple and it will add such a lovely smell to wherever you put it. Guests might even think that you have just pulled a pie out of the oven! A tradition that I believe most pumpkin carvers have is to roast the seeds. My mother used to do this for my brother, sister and I so of course, I had to do it too! It is a very simple recipe but they come out so tasty! Enjoy!

1. Cut off the pumpkin’s top and scrape out the innards. Set aside seeds for roasting (recipe below).

2.Carve the pumpkin however you want but make sure there are vents on all sides so that the fragrance can easily come out.

3. Rub cinnamon or pumpkin pie spices onto the inside and lid. I pushed some cloves around the rim so that the lid would not fall inside.

4. Place a tealight candle inside. When lit, the pumpkin will give off a lovely fragrance for about 6 hours!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


  • pumpkin seeds
  • olive oil
  • coarse salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix seeds with olive oil and coarse salt. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.

3. Roast for 10-12 minutes and enjoy. Warning: they are addicting!

Potpourri idea from:
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2 Responses to DIY: Pumpkin Pie Potpourri

  1. Aww, what great memories! My mom always had us sprinkle cinnamon in our jack-o-lanterns when we were kids. 🙂

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