Let me start off this post by saying that gravity sucks! This is what the backdrop was supposed to look like on Sunday, and as you can tell did look like at one point in time.
After working for 4 hours on Monday night with Ryan to make it look like this, we were pleased with ourselves and the final outcome.
Later that week a couple of the signs fell because the string they were suspended with slid through the tape on the back of the cardboard. I came in on Saturday and spent another 6 hours by myself taking everything down and reattaching the placards to the twine. This time I did a series of criss-crossing patterns and multiple taping angles to ensure that the string was never pulling straight through the tape.
I thought things had worked very well, because when I went to re-hang the right-hand side string of three, the slipped out of my hands from the top of the left before I had finished tying them off to the bar in the back. They fell the 25′ until they reached the end of the twine and just snapped into place. They didn’t even flinch!
This just goes to show you that over time (about 14 hours) just about everything has to give up the fight against the laws of nature and physics.
My next shot this week is to either:
- Nail them to the back wall
- Use a hot glue gun to attach the string the length of the cardboard along the back
Which one do you think is the better option?