Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Cutest pumpkin on the block starts here! Print one (or all) of our four Aerie-ized stencils and get carving.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils


  • Pumpkin
  • X-Acto Knife (scissors work ,too)
  • Sharpie
  • Printer
  • Tape

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 1: Cut a circle around the stem of your pumpkin. Remove the top (save it!) and clean the seeds and goop out from inside.

STEP 2: Choose your favorite Aerie stencil from our downloadable pumpkin stencils file. Print the stencil on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

STEP 3: With your X-Acto knife, cut around the dark outline, creating a stencil out of the printout.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 4: Tape the stencil outline onto the area of your pumpkin you want to carve.

STEP 5: Using a sharpie, trace the inner lines of the stencil.

STEP 6: Using a pumpkin carving kit or any carving tool you want (we used smaller pottery tools), begin to cut out the outline of the stenciled drawing.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 7: Be sure to follow the guidelines on each stencil, differentiating between the no-carve zones and etch carving areas.

STEP 5: Place a lit candle inside of your pumpkin and replace the top.

STEP 6: Show off your hard work!


  • To keep your pumpkin fresh, spray it with a bleach/water mix.
  • Rub vaseline on the carved sections of pumpkin to keep mold away.
  • Use battery-powered candles to reduce hazard and provide more light.

Which is your favorite pumpkin carving design? Comment below and tell us!

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4 Easy Halloween Costumes

Get ready to party, boo! Halloween is just around the corner, and we have everything you need for a fast and easy costume. Check out 4 looks (featuring #AerieREAL girls at our HQ!) below.



Take your fave layers under the sea, trade in your feet for fins and splash around town!

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • Don’t forget the fins! Spray-paint a pair of swim fins with blue spray and glitter adhesive.
  • Stick with makeup in shades of greens and blues with shimmer or glitter bases.



Grab your ears and go! The simplicity of this costume makes it a go-to for last minute party girls.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • Blend a little white makeup on the area above your lip.
  • Make your own rabbit nose with black eyeliner, bringing the line down to meet your cupid’s bow.



Chilly outside? Play dress up and still keep cozy. Meow.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • For the purrfect look, use black eyeliner to create a bold winged-look extending past the outer corners of your eyes.
  • Use the same liner to create lines that extend across your cheeks.



This is a REAL fairy tale… no prince needed.

4 Easy Halloween Costumes


4 Easy Halloween Costumes


  • Stick with simple makeup, with pink eye shadow and lip color to complement the costume.
  • Try a cute, no-fuss style for your hair with pink ribbons for an extra-special touch.

Comment below and tell us what your go-to Halloween looks are!

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How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that time of year again! Time for everyone’s favorite seasonal coffee drink – the PSL! Our Pumpkin Spice Latte is not only easy to make, but tasty to drink. This recipe combines a pumpkin spice reduction that you can store and use in not only lattes, but iced coffees, shakes, and more.

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte


  • 1 shot of hot coffee (strongly brewed)
  • 3/4 cup of  milk


  • 1 cup of water
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract


  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Ground Cinnamon

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte


  1. To make pumpkin spice reduction, combine all ingredients, sans vanilla, in a small saucepan over medium to high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low. Let the reduction simmer for 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. While mixture is simmering, steam 3/4 cup of milk & combine with coffee.
  4. Remove pumpkin spice reduction from heat & add in vanilla extract.
  5. Combine pumpkin spice reduction with latte, stirring to mix all ingredients evenly.
  6. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and ground cinnamon to taste.
  7. Store any leftover reduction in the refrigerator for up to a week, using in more lattes or as you see fit.
  8. ENJOY!

BONUS: Coat the rim of your glass with caramel sauce and dip into either pumpkin pie spice, ground cinnamon, brown sugar (or a combination of the three!) to add a hint of sweetness, additional flavor, & a touch of style.

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

Are you a seasonal pumpkin spice lover, or do you enjoy the yummy flavor year-round? Comment below to tell us how you take your PSL!

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3 Ways to Make S’mores with a Twist

We’re celebrating National S’mores Day with some fun twists on the classic dessert! Check out our three favorite recipes below. 3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

Grilled Peach and Honey Nutella

  1. Slice a peach into halves or quarters
  2. Grill the peach slices and marshmallow on your stove top or outdoor fire until brown
  3. Mix a tablespoon of nutella with a teaspoon of honey
  4. Place grilled peach, marshmallow and honey nutella spread on a chocolate graham cracker. Enjoy!

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

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White Chocolate Bacon

  1. Sprinkle brown sugar on 2-3 slices of bacon and place in oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. Place white chocolate chips in microwave until melted
  3. Drizzle white chocolate onto bacon (and graham cracker, too!)
  4. Sprinkle cayenne over chocolate covered bacon
  5. Add roasted marshmallow, graham cracker and enjoy!

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist Peanut Butter Banana

  1. Slice banana into chips or halves
  2. Roast marshmallow over stove top or outdoor fire until brown
  3. Place sliced banana and marshmallow on a graham cracker. Enjoy!

3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist 3 Ways to Make S'mores with a Twist

Happy National S’mores Day, Aerie girls! xo

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AEO DIY: Sea Salt Hair Spray

From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo some of our favorite celebrities and fashion icons rock the perfect beach wave. We’ve put together an easy step by step guide on how to create your very own sea salt hair spray to give you those effortless ready-for-summer strands. Move over Becky with the good hair…it’s our time to shine.


Materials you’ll need:
2 tablespoons sea salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon water-based hair gel
1/2 teaspoon leave-in conditioner
1/2 teaspoon argan oil (optional)
1 to 2 drops of essential oil of choice for fragrance (optional. We prefer rose or lavender scents)
Pot and stove top (or microwavable bowl or cup)
Spray bottle that can hold more than a cup of water
Utensil for stirring
Measuring spoons

1. Heat water just before boiling in pot or bowl. Remove from heat.
2. Add your salt, stirring occasionally until it’s completely dissolved.

3. Add the fun stuff! (Hair gel, leave-in conditioner, argan oil and essential oil). Stir until ingredients are completely combined.

4. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before pouring it into the spray bottle.

5. Give that bottle a good shake.

How To Apply:
Always shake your spray before applying. For best results, spray a few spritzes two inches from roots on either dry or wet hair. Scrunch, twist and toss your hair to create that perfectly messy texture. Spray and scrunch until you’ve reached your desired look! Pro tip: Use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.

Do you have any other good hair DIY tips? Tell us in the comments below!

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How to Make Natural Bug Spray

For a DIY way to keep the bugs away, follow this recipe for a quick, easy and most important—all natural—remedy. Best of all, it smells delicious. Bug spray or your new fave fragrance? You decide!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug Spray

  1. Take the container you’ll pour the bug spray into, and fill it halfway with water, fresh mint leaves, dried lavender, citronella, lemongrass, peppermint oil, spearmint oil, and some dried cloves. You can use as many of these ingredients as you want, but they aren’t all necessary.
  2. Pour these ingredients into a pot and boil for about 5 minutes.
  3. 4How to Make Natural Bug Spray How to Make Natural Bug SprayUse a strainer to separate the liquid.
  4. Pour it into a bottle, and fill the other half with Witch Hazel.
  5. Give it a shake and spray it up!

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

How to Make Natural Bug Spray

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