Introduction: Banner Holder

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We had to create banner holders to hold banners for Vacation Bible School.  The cheapest ones we found on the internet were about $70 each, so we had to find an alternative solution.    We decided upon an "H" pattern of 1 inch diameter PVC for the base.  In the middle of the "H" base, we put a "T" connector with a vertical 5 foot piece of 1 inch diameter PVC.  The banner holder was attached to the top of this with a "T" connector and 1 inch PVC.  

Step 1: Materials

15 feet of 1 inch diameter PVC
4 1 inch PVC "T" connectors
PVC glue
Plastic spray paint
2 1 inch PVC end caps
30 inches of 3/8 inch diameter wood dowel

Step 2: Preparation

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Using a hacksaw, cut 4 16 inch pieces of 1 inch diameter PVC
Cut 4 12 inch pieces of 1 inch diameter PVC
Cut 1 60 inch piece of 1 inch diamter PVC

Assemble the pieces as indicated in the diagram.  I only glued the PVC pieces on the non "T" part of the connectors for easy diassembly and storage. Put the end caps on the top horizontal end pieces of PVC. 



Step 3: Paint Then Attach Banner

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Once assembled, paint the PVC with plastic spray paint.  Then hang the banner.  I attached the top of the banner with electronic wire ties.  I attached a 3/8 inch dowel with plastic wire ties to the bottom of the banner to allow gravity to keep the banner nice and taut. 

Step 4: Place Banner

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Put the finished banner where it will have the most effect.

Comments

ojagaj made it! (author)2015-10-12

Thanks for the awesome Instructable. To stabilize the holder further, in order to withstand wind gusts and incremental weather a bit better as ours will be used almost exclusively outside, I filled the base with gravel and added end caps that were permanently affixed with PVC glue. In fact, I permanently set the entire base. My unit doesn't disassemble completely however taken apart into two parts, the horizontal "I" and vertical "T", it stores just fine and flat. I also used 1-1/2" black PVC pipe which is a bit heavier than the 1" piping plus it saved me from having to spray paint. The entire project cost me less than $35 to make something that will surely last for years to come.

mikeandre (author)ojagaj2015-10-13

Great idea about the black PVC! I wish I would have thought of that. The paint is coming off of ours in spots :) Yours looks great.

lafnbear (author)2012-03-07

Excellent build; the finished product looks very professional. No criticism intended; I'm a compulsive proofreader: the correct spelling you want here is "taut" not "taught."

mikeandre (author)lafnbear2012-03-07

Thanks for the "taut" find. I fixed it. You might have to refresh your browser to see the change.

twix (author)2011-06-13

Nice project, keep up the good work!

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