Hold the scent with bamboo
I was going to make divider cups with the bamboo, but found instead that they would be better as incense holders. Keep in mind that sawing the bamboo may take a while. I didn't realize how much harder it would be, but if you have a man in the house, maybe you can have him help you.
First when you cut your bamboo, you want to make sure that you cut just below the
node to make sure that you have a place to drill your holes.
So say you buy your bamboo (at hardware)
and where you want to cut is below the second node. So you'll have a cup like internode once you saw it.
Then you're going to saw that in half. (you'll end up with 2 incense holders)
*to understand what the node and an internode, see here: http://media.beta.photobucket.com/user/Myrmecophaga/media/DMC-FZ28/P1010346BambooBones.jpg.html?filters[term]=anatomy%20of%20bamboo&filters[primary]=images&o=1
Next sand the edges so you have no splinters.
And that's it. SO you have an incense holder. You'll do the same to the other one. But NOTE, some incense sticks come in thicker sizes, resulting in some not fitting in that small hole. So for the second half of the bamboo stick, I drilled a hole big enough so that they could fit. Even though I don't mind the angle being low, I still drilled a half hole on the other side of the node so that I could still use regular incense sticks.