Introduction: Easy Incense Burner

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A great way to make a super cheap, easy, and safe burner.

Step 1: Find the Body

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For This Project I used on of the Star Wars watch tins you can buy at Burger King with out the lid. Looking back on it I could have cut the top off a soda can. The Star Wars version seems more sleek than the other option to me, but its your preference.

Step 2: Cut the Hole

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Ther has to be a better way to complete this step, but what I did was get my little leatherman's knife and stab a rectangular section out of the bottom section of the side of the tin.The size is up to you, mine was roughly 2 inches tall and 1.75 inches wide. It doesn't by any means have to be perfect.

Step 3: Add the Holder

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For my incense holder I used a small alligator clip I hadd lying around along with 2 black circuit wire (?) strands. Any long piece of semi-flexible metal will do, I just had that kind laying around and it was kinda thin so i used 2 strips intertwined. Cut the wire about 7-8 inches long or at least longer than the incense you want to burn. Wrap one end of the wire around the clip and tape it for security. I used black electric tape because it looked cool but you could use duct tape. Tape the rest of the wire to the side of the tin or can. make it exra secure, just for safety.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

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To make it look better I wrapped the body in more black tape.

Step 5: Congrats

Once you have completed this project you can see the beauty in its simplicity. Its holds the incense upside down so the ashes fall straight down onto the metal bottom. If you want to burn cone incense you just put on the bottom also. Its all waterproof so cleaning it is no problem and theres no chance of the metal catching fire. I paid 11 dollars for a metal burner that didn't even catch all the ashes, then made this one from all stuff I found around the house. This was my first instructable so sorry for any problems and the bad picture (and illustration). Happy burning!


Brother_Bear (author)2006-05-05

If you want to use a pop-can and still want it sleek you could use a Redbull-can(or eqiuvalent pirate/noname brand)

Redbulls suck. Monsters are WAYYYYYYYYY beter.

schimmi (author)FunkNattidelic2008-03-22

monster is usually too sweet, i love them both but redbull is mainly for mixing and green monster is pretty much a sweeter redbull

FunkNattidelic (author)schimmi2008-03-23

I like the Orange monsters... Khaos or something.

schimmi (author)FunkNattidelic2008-03-23

have you had m-80?(yellow)

FunkNattidelic (author)schimmi2008-03-24

No, they dont sell it at the macs where i live and i dont own a vehicle:( ... An acquaintance of mine told me that they kick all of the other Monsters' @$$es

Khaos11 (author)FunkNattidelic2008-06-05

i dont really like m-80 i say khaos all the way

schimmi (author)Khaos112008-06-05

i say khaos, assault, but mostly MIXXD (purple) is my favorite

FunkNattidelic (author)schimmi2008-06-10

Assault is O.K. but im not the biggest fan of cherry-ish flavours. i did have an M-80 recently, it was good, but Khaos still wins overall.

Bawls > all other energy drinks including monster and red bull

hands down

I prefer Powerking or the Euroshopper generic energydrinks cheaper and tastier than both Monster and Redbull.

Dieffsta (author)2006-11-30

this is great, only where can i buy the actual smelly good things?

schimmi (author)Dieffsta2008-03-23

internet, if your town/city has a craft fair or something like that check there too, i bought a dozen sticks for about 2 dollars at mine

gunmanx (author)2007-02-12

insense smells like crap juz use fabrize

connorcancount! (author)gunmanx2007-09-18

no way, the smoke looks fucking awesome and if yo buy the right kind, it can smell good.

gunmanx (author)connorcancount!2007-09-21

hmmmm never found a insense that smelt good i just use fabrize :P but i gues ur right the smoke does look rad

schimmi (author)gunmanx2008-03-23

i haven't smelled incense that has smelled bad...

connorcancount! (author)2007-09-18

You could also make the big hole into some type of door and then poke little holes allover so the smoke would come out all over .It would just look really trippy.

gunmanx (author)2007-02-12

lol they dnt sell those star wars watches anymor so say by by to tht idea

aniket (author)2006-07-12

Well, by using ur idea i think the stick would be consumed quickly, secondly it would be a waste of time preparing the project. Better luck next time Automan.....

cjhspoms19 (author)2006-06-14

im usin the dremmel....i think

Brother_Bear (author)2006-05-05

Or you could use a tallboy or a regualr canned-goods can the variations on this are almost endless

mrtools (author)2006-03-27

i made one but i just pinched the mouth around the incense its easier and all you need is a can of soda but thanks for the idea my house smells great

chuckr44 (author)2006-03-15

Another easy stick or pyramid incense holder: fill a butter tub with sand. Stick the stick incense in the sand and it will stand straight up. Falling ash will not burn the sand.

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