diy incense holders
my home office is in the same room as my cats litter box. so we all work really hard in this room. and while i thought i had retired using nag champa in high school, g brought it back to mask the scent of lingering cat poop and it really does work. we’ve been using an old tea tin for years, so i decided to make a simple little holder for our incense sticks – and hey, you can too!
- polymer clay
- rolling pin
- a clay blade
- acrylic paints
01. soften up the clay in your hands, roll a piece into a ball and roll it out flat.
02. use your blade to cut each side to form a triangle. using your incense stick, prick a hole in the center and wiggle it around just a little to give enough space for your incense. bake until hardened, let cool.
03. paint! i watered my acrylic paint to give it a watercolor look. if you mess up, you can use nail polish remover to fix your mistakes, although i’ve read it’s bad for the clay. also, don’t spill even a drop on your phone screen like i did. because it IS BAD i learned the hard way.
04. let dry! light incense! party!
+ if you’re wondering how messy this is versus using a “catch-all” for the incense ash, well my answer is that we are very frugal people and we’re also very sensitive to smells, so we only use a little of an incense stick at a time. ash may drop. but yolo.
Such a clever little DIY – I love how easy but effective these are! xx
Abby | Eärendil
soooo freakin’ cute. I am so not a fan of incense but this makes me want to be!
Me gustan muchísimo estos DIY, sencillos y originales.
I love this! It’s so simple, yet absolutely perfect. I’m loving the way these look in these pics!
So cool 😀
this is beautiful
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Thank you for such a thorough list. I am having fun checking out all the ideas, as well as the many, many blogs..
This such an amazing craft and i should try to make this kind of craft. After make i will send you a photo.
Inspirational, just what I was looking for to start developing my craft.