Create an eye-catching incense burner from a simple wine bottle! Learn how to make an elegant and decorative incense burner out of upcycled materials in this easy-to-follow tutorial. With just a few steps, you'll be able to transform your old wine bottles into beautiful home decor pieces that will last for years! Don't miss this opportunity to learn something new and make the most of what you have while creating something special.

Can you use a glass bottle as an incense burner?

Using glass bottles to burn incense is a great way to repurpose something that may otherwise end up in the garbage. Glass bottles can be recycled into a unique and attractive censer. As glass is a resistant material to heat, burning incense inside the jar is entirely safe and does not result in an explosion. For optimal oxygen circulation inside the bottle, it is necessary to make a few small holes in its body, as this helps sufficient oxygen be present for the complete combustion of the incense. 

The advantages of burning incense in a glass bottle 

  • This type of incense burner keeps all of the ashes inside of the bottle and forces the incense from the top. You will save time cleaning up the freckles that fall on the floor since they will be collected in the bottle instead. 
  • Burning incense in a glass bottle is extremely easy to do
  • Additionally, using glass bottles for this purpose can help save money since it is not necessary to purchase additional burners or holders.
  • Lastly, burning incense in a glass bottle contributes to recycling unused bottles at home and reduces waste production. 


  • It may not be suitable for certain types of incense (such as cone incense).
  • The incense burns out quickly

How to make a bottle incense burner?

Things you need to prepare include:

An empty wine glass bottle 

A drill small bit

The keyring

Time: About 20 minutes to complete.

To make your own glass bottle burner, all you need is an empty glass bottle and a drill. Simply drill 1 small holes in the body of the bottle for air circulation. 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Pick a bottle and clean it

Start by cleaning the wine bottle using dish soap and water, then rinse it with warm water. This will help to remove any dirt and dust that is on the outside and inside of the bottle.

Step 2: Marked your hole

Use a pen to mark one dot on the bottle's body so that you can mark where you want to drill the hole for your air vent.

Step 3: Start to drill, just cut a hole. Round out the hole to dime size.

Step 4: Finally, you must ensure that your glass bottle has no cracks or flaws in order to maintain its safety and effectiveness as an incense burner.

Some notes on using incense burners made from bottles

  • The transparent glass bottles will create an eye-catching effect, with the smoke spreading throughout the body of the bottle. 
  • If you don't have access to a mechanical tool for drilling holes in the body of the bottle, it is still possible to burn incense within it without any openings. Though it may not burn as actively as a bottle with holes, incense can still be burned successfully in this manner.

How to use a bottle incense burner?

  • Step 1: Simply place the incense stick in the key ring (The keyring with the sides bent for easy insert of incense). Make sure to pull the stick through until it hits the incense so it won't drag on the bottom.
  • Step 2: Ignite the stick with a lighter, then blow out the flame
  • Step 3: Put the stick down the hole
  • Step 4: Enjoy!

Read more: How to use a backflow incense bruner?


We hope this blog post has provided you with a comprehensive guide of how to make your very own bottle incense burner. Not only can it be used as an addition to one's home décor, but It is also an invaluable tool in incense lovers' collection. Thank you for reading our blog post and we wish you all the best in creating your bottle incense burner!

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