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Bamboo Crafts

Tweet Bamboo candles are easily-made and beautiful alternatives to the standard homemade candles.  Forget the wine bottles and dripping wax and melting down crayons!  Create your own bamboo candles to accompany a romantic bamboo meal or to use when you slip into your cozy Ari Yoga Pants and spend some time meditating by their natural [...]

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Tweet A cook is only as good as their ingredients and their equipment.  Choose healthy bamboo recipes to serve your family and create your own bamboo cutting board to embrace a more sustainable kitchen! Here’s what you need to make your Bamboo Cutting Board: Bamboo, either prefinished bamboo flooring or unfinished bamboo wood Table saw [...]

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Tweet With the kids at home for Winter Break, parents may be going a little crazy trying to keep the house clean, prep for a holiday dinner and play Santa at the same time.  Here’s a fun (and simple) craft to keep the kids occupied and out of trouble.  Use it for a marker in [...]

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Tweet Thanksgiving is a holiday of traditions but every once in a while, it’s fun to shake things up!  This year, forgo the cornucopia centerpiece and replace it with an eco-friendly, homemade bamboo centerpiece. To make your own bamboo arrangement, gather five bamboo shoots into a tight bundle and tie a length of twine or [...]

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Tweet   Knitting is still a fashionable and slightly addictive hobby as knitting knewbie Lauren Conrad recently admitted to People magazine.  While all Conrad has mastered is scarves, you can break out your bamboo needles and fashion some warm wares for the chilly winter season.  Whether you’re using super soft bamboo yarn or organic cotton yarn, [...]

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Tweet 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 [...]

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Tweet The Hunger Games, arguably one of the more popular movies of the year, comes to DVD this week and millions of young un’s will end their summer engrossed in the life-and-death battle between the Tributes.   And while high ticket sales were not a surprise for this movie, an unanticipated response to Katniss and her [...]

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Tweet A tree house is like a child’s first apartment:  A place to hang out, to invite friends up for games, to spend seasons among the birds and sunshine.  Hours of hard work building a bamboo tree house leads to hours of fun for kids! Since bamboo is used for buildings and bridges so there’s [...]

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Tweet Just in time for the blooms of spring, here is a quick way to spruce up you living space with a natural accent.  Display everything from roses to hydrangeas or even bamboo from your bamboo garden (yes, there are flowering types!). Here’s what you need to make your bamboo vase: Bamboo pole Measuring Tape [...]

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Tweet Maybe it’s the spring fever and the thirst for adventure that comes with prolonged cold or maybe it was the episode of Man vs. Wild I caught on a re-run last weekend.  Whatever the reason, making a bamboo raft suddenly seemed like a wonderfully doable craft idea!  And because bamboo has hollow culms (stems) [...]

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Tweet Most birds are still hunkered down in the sunny South for the winter but be proactive in preparing for their return this Spring.  Using bamboo and power tools, anyone can create a welcoming, natural birdhouse for our feathered friends! Here’s what you need to create a Bamboo Bird House: Moso bamboo column (any height) [...]

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Tweet If you’re looking for a last-minute decoration or a fun activity for the family on Christmas Day, take time to build this simple yet beautiful Bamboo Christmas Star.  Here’s what you’ll need to make your own bamboo Christmas star: 6 bamboo stakes, 6-feet long 12 plastic zip ties 2 strings of miniature white lights, [...]

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Tweet Now that you’re ready to begin a fall composting project, it’s time to decide what type of compost pile to build.  A heap pile is by far the easiest choice requiring no structure.  Just make sure to keep the pile at least 3 feet high and 3 feet wide and turn for aeration regularly. [...]

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Tweet For all the wannabe witches this Halloween, here’s an interesting alternative to plastic store-brought brooms.  Traditionally, bamboo brooms are used by Japanese gardeners as gentle, quiet tools to keep a yard clean of debris and leaves.  For many, it’s much more preferable to using a leaf blower. This broom, however, will resemble the hearth [...]

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Tweet Having just celebrated my fourth wedding anniversary got me started thinking about how much time and energy we spend thinking about the perfect gift for our partner with no thought to how eco-friendly it may be.  In keeping our priorities in order, yes, I most definitely want my husband to be happy but I [...]

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Tweet Please note that this ladder is for decorative purposes only.  And while that may sound odd, a ladder for decoration, they provide an unobtrusive accent to most rooms.  I find ours especially helpful in our tiny bathroom where it doubles as a rack for our bamboo towels!  And by using bamboo, you add a [...]

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Tweet For the truly ambitious or economical or both, here is a great idea for some home-grown décor.  Beyond a make-your-own bamboo lampshade, try making the lamp itself!  Here’s what you need to make your Bamboo Lamp: Bamboo poles Energy efficient light bulb (preferably 5 watt) Paint or varnish Glue or epoxy Quick-drying cement Sandpaper [...]

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Tweet While we had every intention of building a simple bamboo shade structure over the past two weeks, the extreme heat had us avoiding the sun altogether and shunning garden work.  And in hiding from the sun, enjoying some eco-friendly beer I must admit, our dreams of garden structures grew from simple shade structure to [...]

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