Learn how to weave the palms from Palm Sunday services into crosses, roses, braids, doves, fish, crown of thorns, rose buds, wheat sprays, wreaths, stars and angels. Find out more about the people who keep this
plaiting tradition alive. You will find Palm Braiding Tutorials with pictures of palm leaves braided into all sorts of shapes
along with books about palm leaf braiding. Use these instructions when you braid the palm leaves you receive at Palm
Sunday services in an Easter season crafts project for your whole family.
Fun with Flax
by Mick Pendergrast
50 projects for beginners using New Zealand flax leaves. Many of these projects
can be woven with palm or other plant materials. Includes step by step
illustrated weaving instructions for fish, stars, caterpillars, heron, snake,
reindeer, frog, several balls and blocks, headbands and many more.
What Are Fronds For?
by Wendy Arbeit
Instructions for plaited palm projects such as a fish, rose, baskets, wreath,
wall pocket and more. Spiral Bound.
The Craft of Hawaiian Lauhala Weaving
by Josephine Bird
Book about the Hawaiian arts of lauhala (panadanus) leaf weaving and coconut frond weaving. Many
of the same techniques and instructions are applicable to weaving palm
leaves as well.
Art Of Palm Weaving
Learn how to weave the palm leaves you get from Palm Sunday church services into a palm
leaf cross bookmark, dove, fish, monstrance, 4 strand palm plaited braid, rosebud, cone or
Craft of Hawaiian Lauhala Weaving
by Adrian J. Bird
A free online eBook originally published by the
University of Hawaii Press. Includes information about the hala tree, Selection
and Preparation of Lauhala, a pattern for a stripping tool, instructions for making a
straight-edged braided headband, bracelets,
napkin rings, place mats, fan, basket (in PDF format). Appendix: Hawaiian Terms
Used in Lauhala Weaving.
Crown of Thorns Made with Woven Palm Leaves
Free pattern that will teach you how to weave a palm leaf crown of thorns. One
of several patterns presented by Italiansrus.
Weaving With Coconut Palm
Palm Weaving the Story & the Art
Sister Cecilia Schmitt
Sr. Cecilia Schmitt's "Palm Weaving: The Story and the Art" on 60-minute VHS.
The history of and instructions on weaving palms. Excerpts from the
Palm Weaving the Story & the Art
Sister Cecilia Schmitt
This booklet shows you how to transform your palms from Palm Sunday into
beautiful crosses, stars, and many other decorations. Packed with over 70
different designs for all levels, this booklet also includes a brief history and
background to the "lost art" of palm weaving. Excerpts from the
This book is becoming hard to find. Read about Sister Cecilia Schmitt in this
Weaving Palms on Holy Thursday.
Woven of Palm Leaves
Weave the Christian symbol of the fish with your blessed palm leaves using this
woven palm fish pattern.
The Guide to Basket Weaving: Creative Weaving with Coconut Palms
by Robert "Haole Bob" Morrison and Auntie Healani (Author), Randy
This book is written to teach the art of weaving with coconut leaves,
called lau niu in Hawaiian. Also included are projects for those who
already have weaving skills. The projects are arranged so that there is
a progression of the basic styles of weaving one needs to know in order
to complete the items. (Spiral-bound)
To Make Plaited Crosses
Three separate patterns will show you how to make crosses.
How to Weave Hawaiian Coconut Palm Fronds
This step by step guide to weaving with palm fronds was authored
by Jim Widess. Projects include a round basket, a square basket,
a traditional palm frond hat, a trio of hanging baskets, a bird,
two fish, a grasshopper and a rose. Spiral binding allows the
book to lay flat. 72 pages. Published in 2006.
How To Weave
Learn to make decorative crosses from the palms we receive on Palm Sunday.
Create various decorated palms shaped like a cone, braid or rose bud.
To Make A Palm Cross
Holy week activity sheet that teaches how to make a cross of palm leaves
or thin yellow paper.
Make a Palm Cross
Use a sheet of yellow cardstock paper and these free instructions to make a
Palaspas, Traditional Filipino Palm Weaving
Palaspas, which means palm weaving in the Philippine language, is a centuries
old tradition practiced in preparation for Palm Sunday. Coconut palm fronds are
woven into intricate designs and brought to church to be blessed. Once blessed,
palaspas are displayed in the home for protection and decoration. Filipino
families have preserved their own weaving patterns by passing them down orally
from one generation to the next.
Palm Leaf Art
This Flickr image gallery showcases photographs representing the Filipino art of
palaspas palm leaf weaving. The art form can be a temporary basket, mat, hat,
decorations for the church, town fiesta, arco, kubol, tuklong, wedding, woven
food cover, boiled rice pouches for suman, puso, patopat, playthings like balls,
sambador, ibon, manuk-manuk, bituon, siko-siko, tipaklong and what have you.
Anthony Parente of Italiansrus.com teaches step-by-step instructions on how to
make a flat palm leaf braid with your blessed palms from church on Palm Sunday.
Palm Branches Crafts
Arts and crafts ideas for Palm Sunday activities from biblekidsfunzone.com.
Palm Cross Coloring Book Page
A coloring book image of a plaited Palm Sunday cross brought to you by
Anthony Parente of Italiansrus.com teaches step-by-step instructions on
how to make a plaited palm cross as a Holy Week activity.
Palm Cross Making Instructions
This free Palm Sunday craft sheet is brought to you by the Armenian Church.
Free pattern to make a cross from your blessed palms from King of Peace
Episcopal Church in Kingsland, Georgia.
Order your palm strips for plaiting Palm Sunday. Processional palm leaves, palm
leaves to decorate the altar and even palm leaf ashes.
Frond Bird Pattern
Step-by-step instructions will help you learn how to weave a bird from the palm
fronds you get in church on Palm Sunday.
Flickr photo pool group that includes Palapas along with other plaiting, palm
leaf art and coconut palm weaving folk art.
Instructions to weave a circular folded rose with palm leaves.
Leaf Cross Pattern
Instructions for making crosses from palm leaves. A good Bible or Sunday school classroom
crafts project. From Christian Crafters.
Weaving Instruction Books And Video
Book, booklet and video show you how to transform your palms from Palm Sunday into
beautiful crosses, stars, spiral ornaments and many other decorations. Includes a brief
history and background to the "lost art" of palm weaving.
for Platted Palm Crosses
Free pattern includes clear step-by-step instructions illustrated with color
photographs that zoom to life size. Available in a downloadable zipped document.
From King of Peace
Episcopal Church of Kingsland, GA.
Illustrated instructions will show you how to make several types of
straw ornaments that can also be fashioned using strips of palm leaves.
a Palm Frond
Step by step instructions will teach you how to create decorative floral art
from a palm frond.
Buds Woven of Palm
Make rose buds from palm leaves using this tutorial from Anthony Parente of
A favorite Irish Craft project with step by step instructions that will teach
you how to make this Celtic Cross (in Gaelic: Cros Bhrighite) of traditional
rush or straws in a more modern version.
Instructions from the students in a small rural Irish school teach how to make a
Brigid's Cross of rushes.
Double Palm Leaves
Order your palm leaves stripped and cleaned for distribution at your Palm Sunday
services or for weaving into plaited palm projects.
The Story of Lauhala
by Edna Williamson Stall
Starting with the legends and history of the pandanus tree, this
valuable book covers a broad range of information from a description of
the hala tree and its many uses to instructions for the weaving of
lauhala products made from the leaf. The ancient Hawaiians made numerous
items for daily use, from floor mats to sails, food baskets to beds.
Directions for cleaning and preparing the leaves for weaving are
included along with tips for the care and preservation of lauhala.
Of Palm Braiding
Folding and cutting; looping and slitting; weaving and braiding are all ways to complete
the craft of palm braiding. By Sr. Cecilia Schmitt.
Wheat Weaving And Straw Craft
by Morgyn Geoffry Owens-Celli
Many of the plaiting patterns normally used in wheat weaving and straw
crafts to make love knots and courting favors can be used
interchangeably when you are weaving leaves from Palm Sunday services as
a holy week activity.
Crafts of Coconut Palm Leaves
Gary Lustic, the Hatmon, weaves coconut palm leaves into beautiful hats,
baskets, bowls, roses, plaited animals like lobsters, crabs, shrimps, frogs,
angelfish, parrots, hummingbirds, pelicans, marlins, sharks and other unique
Cleaned and stripped palm fronds to order for Palm Sunday weaving supplies.