A Banner for Hank – Choosing the “Right” Adhesive – Jennifer Priest 1

We’re getting into Fall, prime time to get ready for school and then the gift giving holiday season. For many years I have been creating custom banners for clients all over the world as well as taught many of my “Build A Banner Workshop” Classes. Banners make great gifts as well as fab party or holiday decor. Change the paper and the whole theme changes! Create a banner for your child’s classroom or for their bedroom or dorm room door.

Creating a banner can be pretty easy — there are lots of templates you can find online as well as purchase pre-made pennants from scrapbooking companies. 

The trickiest part of creating a banner is using the correct adhesive. The adhesive will need to stand up to gravity over time as well as be stable during changes in climate. For example, this banner was created in my studio in the dry desert for a client in a humid coastal area. If I used the “wrong” adhesive, the banner would fall apart a few days after being displayed.



This “Hank” banner was created using Tombow’s Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Power Tabs, and 3D Foam Tabs. The extremely tacky Mono Multi Liquid Glue is perfect for paper projects as it holds like no other. And the 3D Foam Tabs  have a very strong adhesive that can stand up to changes in humidity and heat. When adhering non-porous materials, like buttons, the Power Tabs work wonders!


  • Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
  • Tombow 
    Power Tabs
  • Tombow 
    3D Foam Tabs
  • Paper – October Afternoon, Pebbles Inc, Sonburn Designs
  • Pinking Shears – Joann’s
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Clearsnap
  • Diecuts – Silhouette America
  • Cardstock- Bazzill
  • Striped Ribbon – May Arts
  • Buttons, Ribbon, Chipboard Pennants – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com

Next time you consider creating a home decor project like a banner, consider a strong adhesive such as Tombow’s Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Do you have a past project that needs a little touch up? Mono Multi to the rescue!


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