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 :)

Step 1: Stuff that you will need

I have made two versions of this lamp, so some of the stuff is very optional unless you choose to go for it. So This is what you will need.
  1. An old bamboo shade or blind. In India it is easy and cheap to get such blinds, you can even get thin bamboo strips which are used to make such blinds or curtains. I found that in US you can get it at Home Depot.  These strips are thin and flexible.
  2. Some metal wire which is strong but easy to bend using hands.
  3. A plastic container, I used a whey protein container of 5lbs.
  4. A plastic bottle, a little bigger will be better.
  5. Hot glue gun
  6. Garden pruning tool
  7. Plier
  8. Nose Plier
  9. Wire Cutter
  10. Scissor
  11. Elmer's glue or Fevicol(India)
  12. Some old cloth (I had an old jeans)
  13. For V2:OPTIONAL: Some handmade paper (I don't really know what exactly it is called, when I asked in the craft strore, the guy told me its handmade paper) or you can use Kite paper. Totally your choice here.
  14. A pair of gardening gloves for safety of your hands.
  15. An electric cord with bulb holder.
  16. ESSENTIAL: Lots Drinking water and coffee (I went with green tea and Chai this time) :)
  17. Our best friend PATIENCE :)
Lets start our preparation.
<p>Awesome Tarun...Love your lamp projects :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
nice <br>
Thank you :)
Great work! I think the handmade paper is called Rice Paper. ;-)
Ahh..so thats what rice paper looks like ;-). Thank you for clarification and I am happy that you liked it.
Hi Tarun,<br><br>There are different grades of Rice paper, but that's what it is. You're welcome! ;-)
totally loving this!!!
I am so happy to know :) Thanks.
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
Oh Yes thrift stores are great place to shop for such stuff:)). <br>Thank you Lori :) I am glad that you liked it.
Wonderful! And a great way to recycle bamboo shades!
Thank you mol1!!. I am glad that you liked it :)
Thank you :)
I like this idea! Thanks so much for sharing and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
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.

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Bio: An artist by birth, a software architect by choice, a lamp maker by passion, a learner forever. Featured Author here:)
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