Easy Incense Holders
Easy Incense Holders

Incense gets a bad rap for being too hippie but I love it - especially this sage version. Up until this weekend, I was burning my incense in an old Altoids case so it was about time for an upgrade.

I made these holders from air-dry clay which I then painted and varnished. It takes a few days for the clay to dry, but it's an overall fast and fun process. Plus, it's pretty awesome to make something out of clay without having to use a kiln or even an oven!

Supplies: paper clay, arcylic paint, varnish, paint brushes

Step 1: Mold clay into desired shape

Easy Incense Holders
Easy Incense Holders
Easy Incense Holders
Easy Incense Holders
Easy Incense Holders

Break off a small chunk of your air-dry clay - I used a knife but you can just use your fingers too. Roll the piece into a 1-inch ball and mold it into your desired shape. Pierce a hole at the top with an incense stick so that the stick can stand without tipping over.

Step 2: Drying time!

Easy Incense Holders

Let your holders dry for 1-3 days depending on their thickness. I turned mine over on the second day so that the bottoms dried quicker.

Step 3: Paint your holders

Easy Incense Holders
Easy Incense Holders
Easy Incense Holders

Once dry, paint your holders, then let them dry (about 15 minutes if your layer of paint isn't too thick) and cover with 1-2 coats of varnish using a large synthetic brush.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Easy Incense Holders

Place your holder onto a dish (or even a seashell), light your incense and enjoy!

 
 

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