With Palm Sunday almost upon us once again, we thought we would re-post this tutorial which we had in the Big Picture section last year, on how to make a nice cross for your home, with the blessed palms you bring home from mass on Palm Sunday. We hope you find the instructions and photos helpful, and the craft enjoyable, in making a beautiful palm cross for the walls of your home.
First, take 3 sets of 2 palms each, and at least one good palm wisp.
In the area the intersection of the cross is, put the ends of one set of palms alternately layered in between 2 of the others, going in the opposite direction of course.
Then takes the last set, and layers those for the other side.
Pinching it all together at the intersection, take one side of the palms and makes a loop with them to the back of your cross.
Securing that with your fingers to the middle as well, and then do the same with the other side.
With the formed cross in hand, take the wisp of palm you had set aside, and start wrapping the intersection of the crossed pieces, to secure them tightly.
The below collage, to be viewed left to right in rows top to bottom, is not every single move. It just gives you a general idea of how it is wrapped around, crisscrossing, and going up and down as well.
When you only have about 2 inches left, turn the cross over, place it on the table, and holding the wrap tightly, take the remaining end and feed it under the wrap a couple of times, and then just pull it tightly. The front of the middle of the cross then looks like the last square in the above collage.That’s it!
We hope you have a happy and peace filled Palm Sunday !
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