Okay here is my very first Catholic Inspired video!! My husband was shocked that I did this! I hate being video taped, but my typical step-by-step pictures just didn't seem to work, so I reluctantly decide a video was a must! My kids thought this was hilarious, and claimed I sound like a kid on video. I'll admit, I do sound young....I guess it's my inner-child coming out!! It was fun! ;-)
Here is my "How to" video.
**Note: Please don't throw the scrap pieces into the trash!! They are blessed! The proper way to dispose of them is to bury them, burn them, or return them your church so they can burn them and use them next Ash Wednesday.
In our family we always placed a palm with a crucifix like this:
Storing palms until you can braid them
If you can't braid your palms within an hour or two after Mass, place your palms in a zip-loc bag with a tablespoons of water, seal it, shake it, and place it in the fridge. That will keep it from drying out until you can get to braiding it! They should keep that way for a few days.
Crown of Thorns made from a Palm
You can also make a crown of thorns with a palm
(using half the "sword" as I did in the video).
This is the same technique as the Paper Crown of Thorns, click here to see that post. The only difference is you tie the two ends together.
For a detailed guide to the braiding and cutting go to my Paper Crown of Thorns post here.