- printout of the heraldry, above
- bamboo skewers
- craft glue
Carefully cut out the double shield images so that they can be folded down in the middle, making a shield shape with an image on the front and the back.
With the banner unfolded, run a line of glue along the inside of the crease, then lay a toothpick down in the glue. The ends should stick out past the edge of the paper. Run a few light squiggles of glue over one side of the shield, making sure to get near the edges.
Fold the top shield down and press the two halves together. Check to see that the edges more or less match up. Your banner should now look like this:
Cut your thread into segments about 2 1/2″ long. Place a dab of glue on either end of the exposed toothpick, and gently place the end of your string in the glue blob. It’s alright, and sometimes easier, if there is a little overhang; this can always be trimmed off later. Set aside to dry while you prepare other parts of the meal.
Once the glue is completely dry, you can trim the extra ends off the thread. The next step is to attach the banner to the bamboo skewer. If your skewer has a flat top, place a blob of glue on the end, and affix the center of your banner’s thread to the blob. If your skewer doesn’t have a flat top, place a blob of glue near the top, and attach the thread there. Make sure it is centered before leaving it to dry!
Your banners should be done! Stick them in a cake, a roast, or wherever they will best add to your Game of Thrones festivities!