Stringing a banner is simple enough, right?
What if I told you there's a little secret I use for making the process super quick?
A large eye needle.
Using the Cookie Exchange Banner shown in the Packaging Station I shared here yesterday...
here's the step-by-step - using photos...
If you haven't tried this little trick yet...
you won't believe how much time you'll save!!
Using a small hole punch, create holes in the upper corner of each banner panel.
String your large eye needle with the string, ribbon or yarn you'll be using.
Start stringing by going "down" the first hole and coming "up" through the second hole.
This keeps the string, ribbon or yarn to the back of each banner panel instead of having it run across the front.
Continue until all banner panels have been strung together.
Trim your string - leaving plenty of extra on both ends of the banner for hanging.
• Small hole punch - Fiskars
• Large Eye Needle - JoAnn Fabric & Crafts
- this Plastic Kid's Needle works too!
• Cookie Exchange Banner - Pen N' Paperflowers
The other option is to use mini clothespins and skip the stringing process altogether! *wink*
I recommend stringing your banner if it's going to be exposed to the elements for an outside celebration...
- you never know when the wind will pick up!
I hope you'll use this technique the next time you've got a banner to put together.
Sometimes it's the littlest things that make the biggest difference.
Am I right?
KEEPiNG iT REAL
If you've got small children...
I'd invest in a pack of the Plastic Kid's Needles for future craft projects.