Sometimes there are such easy and cheap solutions to problems. I recently bought some incense. And I bought a holder. But when I opened the box of incense I discovered the pieces had long thin stems that wouldn’t stay in the holder. So I tried to make some DIY holders. I put a hole in the bottom of a cup. That worked OK. Then I realized I could use the lid from a 7/11 cup of coffee and strategically place the stick of incense in the sipping hole. Then I realized there was a very small hole in the center of the lid that the stem would fit perfectly in. But I thought it would be better if the stem stuck into something, and maybe I could put something on the inside of the lid. I remembered I had some clay like Play-Doh.
Then I realized I could just stick the incense in the clay at any angle I wanted, and it would stay there. What a perfect solution. I just stuck it on the edge of the sink so I could easily wash down the ashes. But one could easily stick it on a plate or bowl or whatever at the correct angle.