Bamboo is one of the most sustainable building and construction materials in the world. With proper harvesting, those bamboo plants will keep growing for years to come. If you're not quite ready to replace your kitchen flooring with bamboo and can't find bamboo furniture that you like, you can check out some fun and easy DIY projects that use bamboo poles. These projects are fun for the whole family.
Making a room divider from bamboo poles is so easy that you'll never want to buy a commercial room divider again. Start with a series of poles cut to the height you want for that divider. Buy a plastic planter that is the same length as you need for the room. If you don't like the look of natural bamboo, you can paint or stain the poles before placing each one in the plantar. Fill the base of the planter with quick dry cement. You can buy a pre-mixed cement or one that you mix yourself. Insert the poles into the cement, making sure that you place each one an equal distance apart. Once the cement dries, decorate the area around the base with river rocks or flowers to hide the cement.
Turn ordinary poles into funky artwork for any room in your home. Place the poles on old sheets, tarps or newspaper outside. Apply a thin coat of paint all over the bamboo and let dry overnight. Use masking tape or painters tape to tape off designs on each pole. You can also use the tape to create thicker or wider stripes of your favorite colors. Apply more paint to the surface, remove the tape once the paint dries and repeat until you create a design you like. Use picture wire or hooks to hang those funky bamboo pieces on your walls.
Cute Desk Organizers
Make your desk more organized than ever before with the addition of some cute organizers. Cut the poles into pieces that are three to five inches tall, making sure that the bottom is flat and even. Paint the bamboo with your favorite colors and let dry. You can use a coat of clear sealant to keep the paint from fading. Use the colorful rounds to store everything from pens and pencils to binder clips and paper clips. Have fun using bamboo poles in other ways to create DIY projects this weekend.