Burning incense is an awesome way to create a calming atmosphere inside your home. Incense produces scents that have aromatherapy qualities and it is extremely relaxing just to watch it burn as the thin stream of smoke spirals into the air and then disperses.
I used to burn incense all the time when I was younger, and FP Jana recently sparked my interest in it yet again, as she always has some burning in her bedroom. My only little issue is that I’ve never been able to find an incense holder that I felt would complement the rest of my home décor – and then it hit me. How hard could it be to make an incense holder on my own? Not hard at all. As it turns out, this is one of the simplest DIYs I have ever done.
All you need is a piece of wood, a hammer, a small nail, and a stick of incense.
The piece of wood you see above is actually a natural wooden cutting board that I bought at a home décor store — you can get similar wooden slabs at craft stores — and the stump of wood you’ll see later in this post was purchased at a flea market for $2!
Take a nail, position it on one side of the wood at an angle (so that the incense will hover over the rest of the wood) and hammer it about halfway in.
Remove the nail using the back of your hammer, replace the hole with a stick of incense, and you’re all done!
How easy was that? It would be cool to paint different patterns on the wood and then give it as a gift along with an array of different incense!
Photos by Brigette.
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