An Easter palm cross!
When I entered the kitchen for breakfast one morning many years ago, 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 feature origami related to Holidays such as Easter. Since I had always expressed my admiration for the palm crosses Yvonne made on this Christian holiday, I asked if she would teach me how to make this palm cross in a video tutorial for the Origami Spirit community.
Yvonne graciously accepted and so in this video, she teaches us how to make this traditional little Easter Cross.
This video is dedicated to the memory of our dear and much-loved Yvonne, who passed away in November 2014.
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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