Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cut the bamboo into three long and a few shorter pieces. The amount of shorter pieces depends on the look of your design
Lay the three longer pieces flat on as working surface and stack the other pieces
Space out the bamboo pieces
Add a few more decorative bamboo pieces
Carefully latch the bamboo together with ripped grass
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to rip foliage
Move down the length of bamboo and latch each piece together
Do the same on the other side
Move to the middle of the panel and latch the bamboo
To make it easy to hang the panel cut two hooks from bamboo and latch it to the panel
Place the hooks wide on the panel.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make a natural hook
Hook the panel into the bamboo scaffolding armature
See the Tutorial below on more details on how to make a bamboo scaffolding armature
Bamboo panel and armature ready to design with
Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.
Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
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