Hello Island Lovelies,
I created a cool new way to make a 100% natural bamboo tray that’s so super easy to make out of something totally recyclable.
There’s such a lot of bamboo locally, and I noticed they were shedding a lot of these frond like parts of the plant.
I took one home to have an experiment with because they really reminded me of the old palm fronds that fall around, and how people make the most wonderful containers out of them.
I washed the old bamboo frond and noticed it started to curl up, so I wrapped it around a large vase, secured it with rubber bands and waited for it to dry. Sure enough my prediction of it moulding to the vase shape as it dried worked.
Clean, dry and shaped it is now the perfect natural bamboo tray, large enough to display heaps of beautiful coastal treasures for my table as an elegant centre piece.
So if you spot any of these natural remnants next time you pass bamboo trees, have a go at creating your very own natural bamboo tray.
Happy Island Styling.