We had so much fun making this crepe paper dragon tree plant last month that we decided to create another new plant for you. Designed by Meagan, our crepe paper bamboo plant is a great project for beginners. The shapes are also simple enough to cut by hand, but you are always welcome to use your cutting machine if you prefer.
In addition to crepe paper, we will also be using some felt for this project. Take a look at our supplies list below, then watch our video tutorial to craft it on your own.
Bamboo-tiful all year round
One thing we love about this crepe paper bamboo plant is that you can enjoy it in your home or office year-round without ever having to take care of it! This plant would also be a lovely one to gift to a friend, family member, or new homeowner. Especially since many people view bamboo as a symbol of luck, harmony, and strength.
Using our template and tutorial, you can make as many stalks as you like for your crepe paper bamboo plant. And of course you’re also welcome to use a different shade of green crepe paper. We personally like to use the double-sided to give our leaves some variation, which also makes it look more natural.
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting tip: Display your crepe paper bamboo plant in a pot or vase.
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- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Juniper
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Green Tea & Cypress
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Floral Tape — Green
- Lia Griffith Wool Blend Felt — Any Color (we used Fern)
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Posca Paint Marker 3m — Light Orange
- Small Pot and Stones
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Did you secure the stems with a foam block under the pebbles?
Yes. That seems always to work best for potted plants and flowers.
Hi, was wondering on your videos if there is a way to print out the instructions? I would really like to make the Bamboo plant for a Christmas gift.
This project offers a video so it does not have printable instructions. You are welcome to watch it multiple times.
TY. I got it to work was wondering also where did you guys get the pot in the photo the one with the plant in it?
We picked that one up at our florist wholesale house.
This turned out so cute! I can’t wait to gift one to my neighbor 🙂
Thank you for another wonderful design as always!
This is a cutie for sure!
When I downloaded and then uploaded the svg into Design Space, the only image that shows is a single line in the middle of the page – no leaves. I have uploaded numerous cut files from your site successfully (including the dragon tree plant just 5 minutes ago). Could there be something amiss with this svg file?
That is very strange. I just tested the file and it looks good on our end. I suggest you restart the Design Space software.
When it says to resize the box with artwork to 17″ x 12″ that would mean you would resize the whole file down to 17″ wide x 12″ tall? I’ve been trying everything and the pedals have been coming out smaller than I think they should be, I’m sure I’m missing something. I’ve never had this many issues.
Yes, you select all in the side bar menu then use the size area at the top to confirm the exact size. That will be the exact size Meagan used for this project.
I can’t seem to download this file, the leaves won’t download. Any ideas
Hi Nancy. Here is a video on how to use our SVG downloads. Hope this helps. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/how-to-use-files-cricut/
Sorry to bug y’all again what size do you cut the stem wires for the short bamboo stalks? I have printed up template but the printer goes wonky sometimes. A 1 inch box on the template could be helpful to ensure proper sizing. Thank you.
The short stalks are about 8 inches tall. Bamboo comes in lots of shapes and sizes, you can make as many stalks in whatever sizes you like for your bamboo plant and it will look beautiful! We will definitely take your suggestion about the template into consideration. 🙂
I love this bamboo. What size was the felt cut?
The size of the felt and the crepe are all in the downloadable template.
As someone that cannot keep bamboo alive, I thank you. This is awesome!
I hear you! They are such happy little plants. Or is it lucky little plants? 😉
I have made so many beautiful flowers thanks to all of you. I am completely in awe of this one and I am getting ready to make this right now. Seriously, you have knocked it out of the park and I am so happy to have found your site nearly 6 months ago. I have been making flower bouquets and giving them to family for all sorts of decorations. This one is going to be another clear hit!!
Thanks for sharing! We are so happy you are here Michelle!