10 Ways to Burn Incense Sticks Without Holder: Fun and Easy DIY Ideas

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Author: MiaTran
Last Modified: 4/6/2022 1:56:35 AM

Incense sticks provide a fresh, uplifting scent to any room. Using an incense holder is the best way to avoid having ashes and residue from the burning stick all over your surrounding area. However, if you don't have an incense holder or if you're looking for another way to burn your incense sticks, here are some ways how to do it safely and cleanly. In this blog post, we'll show you how to burn incense sticks without a holder. Keep reading to learn more.

  1. Use an old bottle and key chain
  2. DIY a simple incense burner with wood or bamboo
  3. Use an empty cosmetic cup or box
  4. You can put incense in your potted plant
  5. Use your sink
  6. Use soda can
  7. Binder clip
  8. Paper clip
  9. Aluminum foil
  10. Big button

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10 Ways to Burn Incense Without a Holder

 

1. Use an old bottle and key rings

There are many different ways to burn incense sticks. One way is to use old bottles and key rings.

First, take an old bottle and remove the cap. Next, insert the incense stick into the bottle. Finally, put the keyrings over the top of the bottle and twist it closed. This will hold the incense stick in place while it burns.

You can also use this method to burn incense cones. Just insert the cone into the bottle instead of a stick, and follow the same instructions.

You can see detailed instructions in the video below.

2. DIY a simple incense burner with wood or bamboo

You can buy an incense burner, or you can make one yourself using wood or bamboo.

To make an incense burner using wood or bamboo, you will need a piece of wood or bamboo that is at least 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. You will also need some sandpaper, a drill, and a saw.

First, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges on the piece of wood or bamboo. Then use a drill to make a hole in the edge of the piece of wood or bamboo. Make sure the hole is wide enough for the incense stick to be inserted.

If you want, you can paint or seal your incense burner with a sealant or paint. Let the sealant or paint dry completely before using your incense burner.

Now that your incense burner is finished, light the end of an incense stick and enjoy the scent!

 

DIY a simple incense burner with wood or bamboo

 

3. Use an empty cosmetic cup or box

First, find a vase, small flower pot or glass, or even an empty cosmetic box. Then pour sand, baking soda, or small pebbles inside so that the incense can be firmly planted. That's it, you can use it to stick incense, incense cones, or candles. It's simple, right.

 

Use an empty cosmetic cup or box

 

4. You can put incense in your potted plant

Do you want to enjoy the aroma of incense without having to use a holder? You can do this by plugging the incense stick directly into the potted plant. Make sure the incense does not damage the pot and keep it away from flammable materials such as curtains. Enjoy the fragrance of your favorite incense sticks without any hassle!

 

You can put incense in your potted plant

 

5. Use your sink

When you want to enjoy the scent of incense but don't have a holder handy, there's no need to worry. You can easily place the incense stick over your kitchen sink and use a weight to keep it in place. This is a great option if you're short on holders or if you're wanting to try out a new scent. You can also use the sink's drain hole if your incense stick has a core that fits. Just be sure to keep an eye on the burning incense so it doesn't get too close to the water. Enjoy your fragrant session!

 

Use your sink

 

6. Use soda can

Do you like the smell of incense, but don't have a holder to put your sticks in? Here's a simple way to do it.

1. Get an old metal can or tin. Make sure it's big enough to fit the incense stick comfortably.

2. Cut a small hole in the bottom of the can. The hole should be just big enough for the incense stick to fit through.

3. Put the incense stick in the can and light it,  enjoy the scent!

 

Use soda can

 

7. Binder clip

Burning incense sticks without a holder is a great way to save money, and it's also a fun project to do with kids. All you need is an incense stick, a binder clip, and something to light the incense with.

First, find a binder clip that is big enough to hold the incense stick. Next, open up the binder clip so that the hole is in the middle. Then, take the incense stick and put it through the hole in the binder clip. Finally, use something to light the incense stick and enjoy the aroma!

 

Binder clip

 

8. Paper clip

If you don't have an incense holder, or if you're traveling and don't want to take your holder with you, there are a few ways to safely burn your incense sticks. One way is to use a paper clip.

Bend the paper clip into a U-shape so that the incense stick will stand in the middle of the U. Not all paper clips are created equal, so you may need pliers to do this accurately. If you're using a wire instead of a paper clip, make sure it's sturdy enough not to bend under the weight of the incense stick.

Once you have your incense holder made, find a small dish or plate to set it on. This will catch the ashes as they fall. Now you're ready to light your incense and enjoy the smell!

 

Paper clip

 

9. Aluminum foil

You can make the holder itself with aluminum foil.

One way is to make a small ball out of aluminum foil and insert the root of the incense stick into the ball. Then, place the ball in a bowl. Besides, you can take another piece of foil and line the bottom of it so that the freckles from the incense stick fall onto the foil instead of your table.

After the incense stick burns out, you can pour the ashes away and keep the foil for the next use.

 

Aluminum foil

 

10. Big button

Finally, you can take advantage of the buttons to burn incense without a burner. Make sure your buttons have holes large enough and are heavy enough that they won't fall over when you stick the incense sticks in.

 

Big button

 

Conclusion

We hope you have found at least one method that works well for you. If not, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know which of these methods worked best for you. We would love to hear from our readers about their experiences with burning incense sticks. Did we miss any great ways to burn incense without a holder? Let us know in the comments below!

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1. Make Your Own Incense Holder

https://blog.freepeople.com/2013/05/makeyourownincenseholder/

2. Bamboo Incense Holder

https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/bamboo-incense-holder

3. Super easy incense burner, stick and candle holder

https://tomacreations.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/super-easy-incense-burner-stick-and-candle-holder/

4. No incense holder?

https://www.reddit.com/r/lifehacks/comments/ea8lja/no_incense_holder/

5. My mum likes to use her plants as incense holders

https://www.reddit.com/r/Incense/comments/qhn7sp/my_mum_likes_to_use_her_plants_as_incense_holders/

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