Updated: Jan 13, 2022
This project came about in a completely serendipitous way. It took a special holiday and a dog desperate enough for a game of catch, for me to view a patch of fallen palm sheaths I’d seen a million other times as anything other than debris for the landscapers. It was a week before Easter Sunday, Harper and I were outside walking the dog and trying to nail down some ideas for a new project. Fitz, who had gone potty and was keen on getting a little play-time in before we turned back towards the door, grabbed the closest thing to a stick and took off running with it in his mouth. Then as I watched his goofy butt run around with this huge thing in his mouth, I thought palm stick’s ( because at the time I wasn’t aware of the correct term) Palms for ‘Palm Sunday'....perfect. They're everywhere, they’re naturally recyclable and most importantly apart of the Palm Tree. So, we gathered the one’s we wanted and then begin to prep them for decoration.
Prepping: Rinse, scrub, and repeat until clean to the touch. Next, you'll want to find a place for them to completely dry out, ideally a sunny place as long as the elements cooperate, ( we moved ours to the porch once it began raining). Then onto Harps favorite part of our projects, buying the 'ART SUPPLIES' you know glitter, shiny paint, rhinestones, and colorful strings. Now, in my opinion, this project is the perfect thing to do with kiddos on Good Friday. They’re out of school and can kick off the holiday weekend with a little glitter and paint.
Once you’ve decorated your fallen palm sheaths to perfection allow 24 hours to completely dry and then come up with your favorite way to display them.