I designed and built these stanchions to use at our Pumpkin Ball this year for both decoration and crowd control. The stanchions are fashioned from PVC pipes, fittings, eye screws, drawer pulls, plastic dinner plates and plate weights. The ropes are sewn from red crushed velvet and stuffed with Poly-fil. Hooks for the rope ends were created by attaching metal swag hooks to PVC pipe caps after grinding off the lettering. Wooden plugs were made to connect the ropes securely to the hook caps. All gold hardware was painted with Krylon Gold Metallic spray paint.