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Topic: Aluminum bottle incense burner! Tutorial too!  (Read 11131 times)
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« on: June 19, 2009 10:11:14 PM »

My boyfriend and I went to a Philadelphia Phillies game the other day and enjoyed some beers that came in these awesome aluminum bottles...we had to take them home with us! Even at the ballpark I was brainstorming what to make out of them.

I've been wanting an incense burner for our living room and I have been swooning over those glass bottle burners but do not have the guts to use a drill on glass...
so I made a hole here...

in the center of the bottle, gently with a hammer and nail...and GENTLY widened the hole with a knife...

I poked the end of a Nag Champa incense (or you can use your favorite) through a keychain ring to suspend the incense when I dropped it burning (normally as you would any burner) into the bottle...and there you have it...

a house that doesn't smell like dirty old banana peels....uh erm..I mean..a pretty sweet and simple no mess bottle burner!
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009 01:13:27 AM »

That's cool!!  coupla questions, though, is the burning end down in the bottle?  and if yes, does it burn up quicker than if it were laying horizontal?  I like this idea, because it seems like it would catch the ash better.  I have tons of fans going in my house, especially when burning incense, and it tends to blow the ashes everywhere on a regular holder.
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009 05:11:39 AM »

I love this.  I had the same question as roccstarr75 about it burning faster, but also does the bottle get hot, would i need to be careful what I set it on?

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009 07:48:40 AM »

all you used is a hammer and nail
 to put a hole into the bottle?!

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009 09:56:10 AM »

the incense hangs down into the bottle like this...and I'm not sure if it make a difference in burning time I didn't think about that part...

THE BOTTLE IS ALUMINUM, NOT GLASS!.! I do not recommend hammering a glass bottle!.! Some special edition beers come in aluminum bottles...Snapple Elements (my favorite) used to come in aluminum bottles but I don't know if they make those anymore?

This certainly is no mess...all the ash gets caught in the bottle  Grin
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009 12:35:29 PM »

I love yours out of the aluminum bottles.

SAFETY glasses are a much here.

You can make them out of old wine bottle too...you have to use a tile/glass bit in the drill.  I put sand and water in dish pan before I start drilling.  I put enough sand to help hold bottle in place and then water to just cover where I am drilling.  This helps keep the bottle from getting hot. About 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch above the bottom of bottle.


I tired the hammer and nail ...... no bottle just pieces...LOL.

Yes the bottle can get hot, I place mine on coaster.  NO mess cause it is in the bottom of bottle.

I use brand binder clips instead of key rings.....easier with arthritis.

I hope everyone did not mind my two cent...I will try to post the one I made with the crochet dollie.  Thank you for reading and hope it may answer some question.

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009 09:17:21 PM »

Thank you very much Panda!.! Sincerely appreciated!  Smiley

I've actually been looking at the old Jim Beam genie bottles I would LOVE to make one out of one of those!
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009 12:43:35 AM »

Cute! I love this, and have been coveting this style forever. My friend could really use about 5! She always has little ask piles in her mini temples, Fabulous gift idea for us couture loving, armpit shaving hippies....Nag champa with no mess! Fabulous!

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009 11:11:00 AM »

I love this.  I had the same question as roccstarr75 about it burning faster, but also does the bottle get hot, would i need to be careful what I set it on?

No, it doesn't get hot. The ring keeps it suspended and away from the bottom and sides, so it is safe to rest on things =0)
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