Burning incense is very relaxing and my favorite are the “Padmini Dhoop sticks”.
Incense sticks are a part of the Indian heritage and are associated with spirituality. That’s the reason most of the Indian Hindu household has it burning in the prayer room.
All these days I have been burning them in the small metal eyelet that is designed to hold the stick on the Padmini dhoop sticks box.
But now I have this cutest custom incense stick holder and it is the easiest and most practical thing to do out of waste 🙂 Yep these are pistachio shells upcycled to make a pretty floral incense holder <3.
Lets see what you need –
Cardboard for base
Air dry clay
Step 1 : Take a sturdy cardboard as a base. Here i used the base of empty salt carton.
Step 2: Start from the outer layer. Glue the shells upside down to the cardboard circle.
Step 3: Glue the second layer. Use a dab of hot glue to the pista shell and stick it on to the cardboard like shown below.
Step 4: Continue to glue towards the center.
Step 5: Fill the center with a piece of air dry clay and create a hole with the incense stick.
Step 6: Leave the clay to dry for couple of hours and use spray paint of your choice and you have the incense holder ready to use 🙂
Pretty, Isn’t it !!
These make cute home decor or Diwali gifts to friends and family.
Hope you save some shells next time and enjoy making this project 🙂