I like the look of punch needle projects mounted
on a hornbook (shaped wooden board).
There are several different ways
to mount a punch needle project onto wood;
I am going to show you three.
After punching this free pattern,
I finished my punch needle project with a wool edging
and prepared my hornbook by painting, distressing, and waxing.
3 Ways to Mount a Punch Needle Project:
1: Mount punchneedle project with glue:
Some people use Elmer’s acid free glue.
I like to use Aleene’s Tacky Glue –
because it is what I have on hand.
Either way, smear the glue
all around on the back of the punch needle project
(I use a popsicle stick.)
and press it onto the board where you want it to be.
Allow it to dry and that’s it.
Pros: Easy & you probably have the supplies on hand
Cons: Permanent (this could also be a pro
depending on how likely you are to want to
change and re-use the board or the punch needle project in another way.)
2: Attach punch needle project with velcro:
Self-stick Velcro is the easiest to use,
but you could also use plain velcro and glue it.
Cut small squares of velcro.
Attach one side of the velcro to
each of the four corners of your punch needle project
and the other sides of the velcro to the board,
making sure the velcro pieces line up with each other
and are in your desired placement.
Pros: Easy and velcro is easy to find
in the store if you don’t have any.
Allows you to change out punch needle projects
with the season or just your mood.
Cons: The velcro will be hard to get off
if you ever have a different plan
for the punchneedle project or hornbook.
3: Mount punch needle project with carpet tacks:
You can find carpet tacks in most hardware stores.
They are just tiny little nails, really.
At one of the top corners of your project,
separate the punched loops and push a tack in.
Make sure to push it all way through
so you can see it through the weavers cloth on the back side.
(This makes it easier to hammer onto the board.)
Position project onto the board and hammer the tack down.
If you think you might want to remove it later,
don’t hammer it completely down.
(That would make it harder to remove.)
Just get the tack in enough that it won’t fall out!
Repeat for the other top corner.
You could also repeat for the two bottom corners if you want.
I didn’t for this project.
Pros: You can carefully remove this later
and change things without any sticky residue.
Cons: It is a bit trickier to attach
and you have to be very careful when removing the tacks.
That’s the three different methods I have used
to attach a punch needle project to a piece of wood.