Get ready for a gourd time! It is a universally-accepted fact that as the days turn shorter and the air turns crisper, it’s officially pumpkin season. If you’re as ready to dive into pumpkin-everything as we are, prepare yourself for recipes, decor, self-care, and crafts.
Spicy and sweet, we love the flavors of pumpkin treats! Pumpkin bars are much easier to whip up than a pie –– you might already have all of the ingredients in your pantry and you don’t even have to worry about a crust.The hardest part of this recipe may be waiting for them to cool completely before adding dollops of the sweet, creamy topping.
Step up your jack-o’-lanterns this year with a bit of paint and a pair of cat ears! This kid-friendly pumpkin craft is much less messy than pumpkin carving –– and able to last way longer. We love the idea of creating tiny costumes for our pumpkins! Protip: Using a faux pumpkin ensures that you’ll be able to reuse your spooky kitties year after year.
If you’re looking for a way to work pumpkins into sophisticated decor that will transition seamlessly from the spooky season into your Thanksgiving tablescape, try painted gingham pumpkins. We promise it only *looks* complicated to paint! Don’t worry, using gray colors keeps the gingham looking chic — and not something Dorothy Gale would wear.
Pumpkin Apple Stamps
Get crafty with the kids without breaking the bank by making pumpkin apple stamps. The little ones in your life can easily create pumpkin art by combining paint and half of an apple –– this creates the pumpkin shape for stamping! Add a leaf and stem on top of the pumpkins, let dry, and display your impressive works of art.
Pumpkin Face Mask
Did you know that the nutrients in pumpkins also make for a fantastic face mask? Pumpkin is packed with ingredients for helping your skin look its best: Vitamin C protects your skin from free radicals, zinc maintains collagen production and promotes cell turnover, and B vitamins improve circulation — which aids in cell renewal for a healthy glow. Mix it with egg yolk, raw honey, or apple cider vinegar for a face mask recipe that will rejuvenate your skin.
Talk about squash goals! Are you ready to celebrate the harvest season with everything pumpkin? We’d love to see what you come up with. Tag us in your pumpkin recipes, crafts, and face masks (if you dare!) with @SteppingStoneCo.