How to Make a Palm Sunday Cross

by Leyla Torres on April 1, 2012

in -Celebrations & Holiday, -Video Instructions, • How to & Techiques, • Personal

Palm Sunday Cross

An Easter palm cross!! When I entered the kitchen for breakfast this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find a small palm cross resting on a plate at my table place. My mother in law, Yvonne Sutton, had placed it there for me in celebration of Palm Sunday.

On this website I have featured some origami related to Holidays such Easter. Since I have always loved the palm crosses Yvonne makes on this christian holiday, I asked if she you would teach how to make this palm cross in a video tutorial for the Origami Spirit community. Yvonne graciously accepted the invitation. In this video she teaches us how to make this traditional little Easter Cross.

Materials needed to make the Palm Cross

A long strip of palm or paper; about 14 inches is fine.

The process of making the palm cross is quite easy. The first part involves making a knot that will become the center of the Easter cross. Then the side and top shorter arms, and lastly the longer arm.

After folding the palm cross, my friend Karen Reeds (US) came up with an idea on how to use the same palm cross folding technique to make a garland: The Hugs and Kisses Garland. It’s easy and fun too. Check it out!

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animemiz April 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

Definitely an easy cross to do. Want to know if this cross can be done with other materials other than palm.. like a ribbon.. I’ll definitely experiment.

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animemiz April 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

Definitely an easy cross to do. Thank you for the instructions. Want to know if this cross can be done with other materials other than palm.. like a ribbon.. I’ll definitely experiment.

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Anastasia April 3, 2012 at 3:53 am

We make palm leaf crosses in Greece too in honor of palm Sunday (next Sunday for us as Greeks are mostly Orthodox) But the leaves used here look WAY different. What kind of palmtree is the one you use?

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Marie October 31, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I tried this with ribbon and it works wonderfully! Once I was done, i ironed down the crosses so they keep the shape a bit better… Such a great tutorial! Thank you!

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Leyla Torres October 31, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thank you for the idea Marie. I’ll have to try using ribbon as well!

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Helen February 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Where would I get some palm to makte this? From my church? My son wants to do this for a project for school. Thanksyour help. Helen. :-) :-)

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