(Closed) Attaching fishing line to tent pole for paper lanters

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think a small piece of rubber or something tacky inside the loop of the fishing line around the pole should help. Think like the little rubber shims they include with gadgets you wrap around metal objects (like bike lights for handlebars, etc). Also, if you do a slip knot of some sort along with your rubber that will help to keep the line tight around the pole as you put more weight on it. Hope this helps!

Post # 4
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This sounds really tacky- but when I do the same thing with twine to string up my tomatoe plants on bamboo stalks I use zip ties to keep the twine from sliding.  I bet though that if you wrapped the fishing line (and had a solid 12-15lb test line) many times around each pole it would hold its own.  If there any chance you could notch the poles for the line to fit into? If not using a rubber washer/spacer or zip tie + a piece of ribbon to cover it up is prolly the best bet!

Post # 5
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Heh, my first thought was to use tape, but I think the zip tie is a good idea too.  If you’re using a white tent, use white zip ties.  I really doubt people will notice.  They’ll notice the lanterns the most.

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