Incense Holder – Upcycle Pistachio Shells

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 🙂 img_5834 Yep these are pistachio shells upcycled to make a pretty floral incense holder  <3.

Lets see what you need –

Pista shells

Glue gun

Cardboard for base

Air dry clay 

Spray paint 

Step 1 : Take a sturdy cardboard as a base. Here i used the base of empty salt carton.

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Step 2: Start from the outer layer. Glue the shells upside down to the cardboard circle.

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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.

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Step 4: Continue to glue towards the center.

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Step 5: Fill the center with a piece of air dry clay and create a hole with the incense stick.

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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 🙂

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Pretty, Isn’t it !!

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These make cute home decor or Diwali gifts to friends and family.

Hope you save some shells next time and enjoy making this project 🙂

Cheers!

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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