Easy Incense Burner

Introduction: Easy Incense Burner

About: Not much to know.

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

Step 1: Find the Body

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

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

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

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!

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    25 Discussions

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    Brother_Bear
    Brother_Bear

    14 years ago

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

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    schimmi
    schimmi

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    FunkNattidelic
    FunkNattidelic

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Khaos11
    Khaos11

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    schimmi
    schimmi

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    FunkNattidelic
    FunkNattidelic

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Brother_Bear
    Brother_Bear

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Dieffsta
    Dieffsta

    13 years ago

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

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    schimmi
    schimmi

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    gunmanx
    gunmanx

    13 years ago

    insense smells like crap juz use fabrize

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    connorcancount!
    connorcancount!

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    gunmanx
    gunmanx

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    schimmi
    schimmi

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    connorcancount!

    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.

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    gunmanx
    gunmanx

    13 years ago on Step 1

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