Sister Cecilia Schmitt holds a woven cross and a bouquet inside her St. Cloud, Minn., residence. Both pieces, crafted from palm fronds, are examples of the traditional art form of palm weaving.
Sidonka Wadina demonstrates how to weave palms. She has been braiding palms since she was girl growing up in Milwaukee and teaches braiding in an effort to keep the tradition alive.
Today at Mass we saw a beautiful arrangement of palms that had been folded and braided to look like flowers. It was so beautiful. Then I found this site that gave instructions for intricately folded palm fronds. Here are some of the designs: