Toasted Pumpkin

Little pumpkins are cute and festive…not to mention cheap and abundant. Here is a fun easy way to use them to warm your home with soft glow and the smell of fresh pumpkin pie!

The Players:

  1. Small pumpkin 
  2. Beer bottle caps
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Nutmeg

The Process:

   Use the bottle caps to trace circles ‘randomly’ around the prepped pumpkin. Use the larger-teethed end of the cap for tracing. 
In order to easily follow the lines of the circle, I used a Dremel to trace the lines. 


Now saw out the circles. 

 The inside circle will be more narrow causing a cone like effect in the circles. This is good!!!


The saw in the Dollar Tree carving kit is NOT good!!! Ha!

Once all of the circles are cut out press your selected caps into the holes. The teeth of the cap will push into the meat of the pumpkin, holding it in place. 


Leave some of the holes empty. This allows more light to pass through and also keeps enough air flowing within so the candle will stay lit. 

Scrap the guts from the lid but leave a little so that there will be enough to ‘cook.’


Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg on the lid and give it a little rub in. 

Light it up and breathe in the smell of fresh baked pumpkin pie!!!




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