Incense is a great way to set the mood in any home, and with hundreds of scents to choose from, you’re sure to find a style that suits your space. An empty wine bottle can take on a new life as a Christmas gift or decorative accent when you turn it into a homemade incense burner.
I first saw wine bottle incense burners at a craft fair a few years ago, and I fell in love with the idea! (My cat broke mine recently, so I’m ready to make my own.)
The bottle holds incense sticks with a metal clip that rests on the bottle’s mouth. Two holes drilled near the bottom of the bottle allow air circulation to keep the stick lit and release aromatic smoke.
Start with a clean, empty wine or champagne bottle. Remove the label with warm water and soap to create a smooth glass surface all around. Paint the exterior of the bottle in any manner you’d like. The one I purchased at the craft fair had a blue and green swirled pattern. Try painting flowers, holiday themes or even stained glass.
You will need a drill, diamond-tipped drill bit, lubricant and safety goggles to drill the holes. Please watch the video below for a very thorough tutorial on how to turn a wine bottle into an incense holder.
A homemade wine bottle incense holder makes a great housewarming or holiday present. Include incense sticks and wrap in a wine bag for gift giving!