Spicy cinnamon clove pumpkins...
Some have ask and here are the simple, and I do mean simple, instructions for making these spicy gems... They are quick to make and smell of old fashion spices.. I added the ground cloves on my own simply because I love the way cloves smell.. Also these little pumpkins last forever when stored in an air tight container.. I have some that are 5 years old and they look just like the day I made them.. I will say these pumpkins do shrink a good bit and you might keep that in mind when you form your pumpkins..
I usually double the amounts and I will give you the amounts needed ..
1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup white glue
After I get the pumpkins shaped I roll them in ground cloves or cinnamon to finish them off.
I make a hole in the top of pumpkins for a stem that will be added later.. I use a wood skewer to make the "stem hole" and wiggle it around a little to make it a nice size.
It takes quite a while for the pumpkins to dry. I turn mine from time to time as they are drying..
When your pumpkins are good and dry use a bit of twig for a stem and add a dab of glue to keep the stem in place..
That's that and I think you will love having these for your autumn decoration.. I hope you will give these a try..
Here is the end result.. Every time I make them I get a different color and I like that..
Thanks for having a look. Please let me know how your pumpkins come out..
Remember the Shaker saying as it is ever so true..
"TIS A GIFT TO BE SIMPLE".... Don't you love it..
Until next time~~~