Dramatic Backflow Incense Burner

4 Materials
45 Minutes

Backflow Incense Burner Upcycled and Easy to Make! This is a follow up Incense Burner tutorial since the pervious Dramatic Incense Burner video is popular! There will be one more follow up video after this one. Thank you all for watching, and supporting my art :).

You will need wood blocks, incense, circular lighter, soda can tab, and wood glue for this craft.

Glue two blocks together, make sure to press them into place.

Glue three wood blocks together.

Stack the two onto the three wood blocks and glue.

Glue four blocks together and add glue to three blocks.

Press the last blocks that your glued together. Double up the four blocks to give the steps more height.

Glue 5 blocks together, center, and glue to the last stack.

Take the metal protector guard off of a circular lighter.

Glue center of top step or steps. I added an extra step at the top to make it more intense for the smoke flow.

Add tab to the lighter guard.

Let everything dry, then light your incense.

Let your incense burn down, and watch the smoke flow.

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  • I bought the waterfall of Amazon. Expensive I must say. But the people who watched all said smoke dont travel down.. even saying i was daft. So when they seen it flow downwards you can imagine there faces. 😁

    Well done ive never seen it before being recreated on hometalk.👌 I like your version with the wood look. I did place mine in a tall glass lantern so the draft didn't effect the flow. Made mine look much better. Again well done. Great job :)

    • Theartge Theartge on Jun 26, 2022

      I was actually looking at one of the waterfall ones before I made this, and was very close to buying it. They are really cool looking. Any draft blows the smoke away, I realized that when making this craft.

      I am actually working on a DIY for a waterfall one, and a glass tube one! I just need to look into some materials a bit more for the waterfall and see what will work best. Possibly polymer clay for the base, ceramic for the holder. Thank you for your kind words!

  • Cant wait to see your creation. :) I might copy you 😀. This flow burner is cool though the water falls are pricey for what it is.

    • Theartge Theartge on Jun 27, 2022

      Thank you :), I should have a video up later today for the encased one I made last night. It came out really cool, and doesn't have draft issues like some of the other out in the open ones I have seen. I am shooting for next week to have up the water fall one made and ready to post! Have a great Holiday weekend, and thank you for commenting!