Whether you’re moving into a dorm room or want to keep a bit of the summery outdoors indoors as days get shorter, here is an easy way to transform the goods of your bamboo garden into beautiful wall art.
Here’s what you need for Bamboo Wall Art, Option #1:
- Large area for working
- Bamboo stalks (size depends on how large an art piece is desired)
- Wax paper (once again, size depends on how large a piece is desired)
- Something that weighs 20 lbs. (weights, tiles, garden stone borders, etc)
- Floral glaze (available at most craft stores)
- Canvas (size depends again on how large a piece is desired)
- Decoupage materials
- Find a space where you can lay out stalks for an extended period of time.
- Take the leafy ends of a bamboo stalk and place between two sheets of wax paper.
- Take the 20 pound weight and put on top of the wax paper for about two weeks. The weight pressing down on the stalks will dry the leaves.
- Remove the dried leaves and spray with floral glaze.
- Decoupage the dried leaves onto the canvas.
- Hang your artwork!
For a more sculptural 3-D project, here’s what you need for Option #2:
- Dried bamboo stalks (size depends on your preference)
- Canvas (once again, size depends on personal preference)
- Craft glue
Simply cut the stalks into desired lengths and glue onto canvas in desired pattern. Choose to do letters by cutting into small bits and arranging or choose shapes or complete randomness!
For more fun and creative ideas, visit Green Earth News Bamboo Crafts section!