Picture of Handmade Bamboo Lantern. Using old bamboo blinds.
Dear Fellows,
This is like a dream come true, I had always been so much amazed by artwork & furniture made using Bamboo and kept wondering how this strong grass (yes, it is a grass) can be bend to make so many beautiful shapes.

Believe it or not, at the back of my house, there is a giant bamboo tree (can't help calling it a tree) on someone else's land, everyday I fascinate to cut some bamboo and made something out of it but I could not :(. Well the day come when I came across a bamboo artist here in India. She was weaving a bamboo basket, I asked her how do you bend it so easily without breaking it. There my friend the secret was revealed (Shhhhhsss... I will tell ya soon)

So I decided to get my hands dirty, I am nowhere near to being a bamboo expert but I guess I figured out my own ways to get it work.

This iBle has 9 steps, Step-8 is totally optional and Step-9 is my closing thoughts, so its just 7 steps :).

Interestingly, I found this shape of the lantern very unique :).

So lets bend some bamboo :)

AAAHan1 year ago


Thank you :)
bajablue2 years ago
Great work! I think the handmade paper is called Rice Paper. ;-)
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Ahh..so thats what rice paper looks like ;-). Thank you for clarification and I am happy that you liked it.
Hi Tarun,

There are different grades of Rice paper, but that's what it is. You're welcome! ;-)
annieannie2 years ago
totally loving this!!!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  annieannie2 years ago
I am so happy to know :) Thanks.
RingoWild2 years ago
Awesome! Great job! Thanks! Hey, you can also get bamboo blinds at thrift stores -- cheap, cheap, cheap! (And environmentally friendly, you know, reusing stuff that's already out there!) Thanks again! -- Lori
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  RingoWild2 years ago
Oh Yes thrift stores are great place to shop for such stuff:)).
Thank you Lori :) I am glad that you liked it.
mole12 years ago
Wonderful! And a great way to recycle bamboo shades!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  mole12 years ago
Thank you mol1!!. I am glad that you liked it :)
Thank you :)
sunshiine2 years ago
I like this idea! Thanks so much for sharing and do have a splendorous day!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you sunshiine. I am so glad you liked it.
Simply amazing! your lamp projects are awesome! voted for you.
Thank you so much Muhaiminah Faiz for liking and voting for me. I must say your paper wall-decor projects are simply awesome :), I started following you today after seeing that.