How to Decorate With a Natural Bamboo Wall Hanging

Embellish a bamboo placemat with decorative papers, a tree branch, beads, tassels and other mediums to create a unique wall hanging.


Materials and tools:

bamboo placemat
Shikishi board
gold or bronze stamp ink or acrylic paint
Kozo paper
Washi paper
glass or plastic tube vase
tree branch
Chinese coin
Musubi paper cord
paper stamen
22-gauge wire
cording for hanging
screw punch


  1. Make small holes at the four corners of the Shikishi board with a screw punch fitted with a #1 bit.
  2. Insert wire through the holes and attach to the bamboo placemat.
  3. Tear a piece of Kozo background paper and glue to the Shikishi board.
  4. Antique the Shikishi board with either bronze or gold stamp ink.
  5. Fold the bottom of a 3" x 6" piece of Washi paper so that a glass tube fits inside the paper. Wrap and fold the paper to cover the glass tube. Attach the glass to the Shikishi board with glue.
  6. Make a double fan using Washi paper and tie with wire and gold string. Glue onto the board.
  7. Embellish with a Musubi paper cord-shaped butterfly and a Chinese coin.
  8. Add tassels to the bottom of the placemat with a bead.

Washi paper flowers

  1. Cut Washi paper petals with a traced flower pattern of your choice.
  2. Glue the petals together with a stamen in the center.
  3. Attach flowers to the branch with glue.
  4. Insert the branch into the glass tube.

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