Weaving palm fronds into roomy baskets is not a trade left only to professionals. In fact, with a bit of concentration and the right materials, you should have no trouble making your own palm frond baskets. First, to get the obvious out of the way, you'll need an ample supply of actual palm fronds. Then, you'll want to let the palm fronds soak in water for approximately five minutes. Then, grab a frond and cross the first two leaves over one another. Now, lift the third leaf up and let it sit there while you cross the fifth leaf over the fourth leaf. To properly fold the fifth leaf, you design it such that the fifth leaf reaches all the way across the previous four leaves.
Next, you can weave the remaining leaves in and out of the previously woven leaves. For each individual weave, make sure to do the opposite patter of the previous leaf. So, if you weaved under with your last leaf, make sure weave over with your next one. Next, repeat this process on the opposite side of the palm frond with the next line up of leaves. When you're finished, you'll now have two triangles made of woven palm frond leaves with additional leaves handing around the ends.
To lock the sides, you will need to bend the free hanging leaves over the ends of the woven leaves for each side so you can slide them under one another. Now, you can French braid the tips and weave them into one another. French braiding simply involves taking two leaves from either side of the frond and pulling a third free from the section you just locked. Then, you can bend a single outer leaf to the inside and vice versa for a single inner leaf. Continue with this process until your braid is complete and then keep going to create a handle for the basket. Repeat this process for the opposite side and then cut a line along the middle of the basket to create an opening and you're finished.