Tired of putting stickers only as high as you can reach? Then make this simple device for under $20 that lets you put stickers up over 10 feet high on a wall. When you're done it collapses down and can be stored away.
Step 1: Get Your Gear
The main tools you need can be found at a hardware store.
Here's the full list:
- 2' to 4' extendable pole. ~$8
- paint edger ~$4
- Two paperclips or a section of bendable wire
- Stickers you want to put up high
Original idea by Flower Guy.
Step 2: Bend Your Paperclips
Bend your paperclips so that they roughly match the image below. This is not an exact science and paperclips are cheap so relax and just bend it.
Step 3: Hooking the Paperclips
You'll want to hook each paperclip under the plastic rollers on top of the edger. This secures the paperclip in place. Or it will be after the next step.
Step 4: Pull Paperclip Towards the Middle
With the rest of the paperclip bent in front of the edger, pull it in and down so that the paperclip gets snug. Repeat this and the last step for the other roller so both paperclips are in place
You can also use one longer piece of wire that snakes through both rollers. I did that for a while and then when I lost it while out and about once I switched to readily available paperclips and have stuck with them.
Step 5: Put the Edger on the Pole
Simple enough. Just screw it on.
Step 6: Place the Sticker
Peel off the sticker from the backing and put it so that the sticky side is facing out and the sticker is underneath the paperclips.
Now, make sure the sticker is aligned and press it against the paperclips. It doesn't need to be a strong connection, just strong enough. After all, the real target is the wall.
Step 7: Get Ready to Stick
Extend the pole, hold the handle, and reach out to where you want the sticker to be.
Step 8: Stick It!
Now that you've lined up the sticker and know where you want it, you'll be pushing the sticker on. The trick here is in the movement. You'll want a little bit of speed so that you do it in one go.
Now that you're set up:
- Pull the sticker back a bit to get some room and speed.
- Push the sticker towards the wall at about a 45 degree angle.
- When the sticker hits the wall and you have a solid contact, keep pushing so that the edger moves up along the wall.
Do this right and there's now a sticker on the wall!
Practice this a few times before you want to do the real placement. Keep on sticking up the stickers until you're all out and then look for the next thing to do. Life keeps on moving, y'know?