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Terra-Cotta Incense Holder

An incense holder—in a marbleized terra-cotta color—is satisfying to smooth into shape.

terracotta incense holder

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020

materials

  • Air-dry clay in white, black, and terra-cotta (Activa Plus Air-Dry Clay, in Terra-cotta, White, and Black, from $5 each for 1.1 lb., activaproducts.com)

  • Incense stick

steps

  1. Roll a cherry-tomato-size piece of air-dry clay out into a 1/4-inch- thick disk. Cut 4 small wedges out of edge at even intervals. Bring the edges up, overlapping and smoothing them together. Roll more clay into a small ball.

  2. Using an incense stick, make a slightly larger hole in the ball. Let dry.

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