At my church, we have found the banners are a great cheap way to promote sermon series and and special events (like Christmas and Easter services). They are the third most popular way people find us (personal invite and internet search are the top two). Since we worship in a school, we aren’t able to put banners up during the week. Thankfully, local land / business owners have given up permission to hang banners in high traffic areas.
Banner are great because they are cheap and easy to store after you are done. However, banners can sometimes be a bit of a pain to hang so they don’t sag. It rains in the Pacific NW. What we found is if we only used 6 ft Steel Fence T-Poles the banner would start to sag. So we came up with this simple design which eliminates the problem. You create a PVC bracket out of 1 1/4 PVC pipe and place it in between the posts as shown.
Here is how you make the PVC Banner Bracket:
- 1 1/4 PVC Pipe
- 2 – 1/4 PVC T-Joints
- PVC Heavy Duty Cement, Clear, 16-Ounce
- 2 Screws at least 2 1/2 inches long
- Drill and Drill bit
Step 1: Cut the 1 1/4 PVC Pipe 6 inches longer than your bracket. We use 6 ft banners so we cut our piece 6 1/2 ft long. This allows a nice tight fit with the zip ties.
Step 2: Glue the T- Joints to the end of the pipe. Make sure both ends are aligned the same way. Let it dry. (see photos of final product below)
Step 3: Pick a drill bit smaller than that diameter of your screw. Drill a hole in the center of the T-Joint. (see photos of final product below)
Step 4: Screws into the hole (see photos of final product below)
Here is how you attach the Hang the Banner and attach PVC Banner Bracket:
3) Zip tie the banner to the top bracket and posts as shown below. Close zip ties until the banner is tight.
4) Cut the ends of the zip ties off with wire cutter.