Yesterday Steph gave me some AMAZING incense and it reminded me of this incense holder I made a while ago.
All I did was take an old cardboard jewelry box (earrings are often sold in these boxes) and use a box cutter to slice a small x in the top so I could stick the incense in. Then you can paint whatever design you want on it.
I didn’t think about it until after I was done, but a longer box (like for a necklace) would be better if you wanted to catch the ashes that fall. Or you could just have it over a tray like me.