I have wanted a shoji screen for about 10 years now. But, cost usually deters me. And now that I am a military wife, knowing that a screen could and most likely would be damaged in a move really has made me think twice about getting one.
So, when I saw this challenge, I HAD to make my own screen!
6 bamboo sticks
1 package of BBQ skewers
1 shower curtain
1 ball of sisal
$9 and some pocket change!
I used 4 supplies that I had on hand-
1 hot glue gun w/hot glue stick
1 about to be thrown away shower liner
1 roll of tape
Here's how it all started out:
I found my inpiration piece:http://www.favoriteworld.com/decorative-accessories/decorative-screens/floral-delight-shoji-screen-chin-951199.html
But let's face it- $134.99 is a lot when you can make something yourself
I measured and cut my "screens" with the old shower liner to use as a template:
Then I drilled my holes in the bamboo so I could stick the skewers/support beams into, and I just hot glued the skewers into the holes:
Cut, folded, and taped the actual curtain for the screen to the support beams, and then used the sisal to tie the bamboo together to make joints for the screen:
Here's what it looked like once all those steps were completed:
Then I moved it into our bedroom so I could use it to block all of my husband's Warhammer 40K
models from being the first thing I see upon waking up in the morning
And then here it is flat against the wall so you can see one screen from top to bottom:
Now dimensions for those who wish to know:
Each screen is approx. 5ft tall and 2ft wide!
Thanks Craftster for giving me the opportunity to stretch my creative noodle, and make something I've totally wanted for years!