Remember those wood incense holders that have been around forever? They work fine, but I think it’s time for an updated version.
A friend of mine recently gave me a bundle of her favorite incense to try out. It has been forever since I’ve used incense; honestly, I think the last time I bought it may have been in high school! So I started shopping around online for a new holder. I quickly found there wasn’t much out there that I liked.
So, the obvious next step was to make a DIY terrazzo clay incense holder!
I wanted something modern and ceramic but since I don’t own a kiln (yet) I decided to use clay. To add some fun to this craft, I chopped up neutral colored clay pieces then rolled them into plain white clay to create a terrazzo effect, and hot damn did it turn out cute! I then used a wood bead as the holder. It’s now set up next to my tub holding my new incense, ready to help me get my Zen on. Let’s get to making!
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Supplies for DIY terrazzo incense holder
Clay in a few different colors
Clay rolling pin
Heat safe bowl
Step one: Roll out the base clay so that it’s about 1/2″ thick.
Step two: Chop up the colored clay into small “confetti” pieces.
Step three: Sprinkle the clay confetti pieces onto the base clay. Then use a rolling pin to smoosh the colored clay into your base clay.
Step four: Use a bowl or a round lid that’s around 5 inches wide as a template. Then using a knife, cut your clay into a circle.
Step five: Gently place your terrazzo circle into the heat safe bowl and bake according to the directions on your clay package.
Step six: Once the clay dish has cooled, use a hot glue gun to attach the bead to the dish.
I hope you enjoyed this super easy DIY terrazzo incense dish. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more crafty inspiration.