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What is a Grommet?

Grommets are small metal rings used to reinforce holes in fabric so it does not tear when a cable or rope goes through it. Also called eyelets, you’ll often see grommets used in flags, banners, shower curtains, even in shoes for shoe laces!

How to Hang a Flag with Grommets

How you go about hanging a flag using grommets will vary depending on what you’re using to hang the flag and where you’d like it to hang. Hanging a banner on the front of a building will be very different from hanging a flag on a pole! Flagpoles themselves also vary widely by style, with smaller poles for residential uses and much larger poles for schools and other public facilties. The style of flagpole may affect how you choose to hang a flag on it. For example, some flagpoles only have rope for hoisting up your flag, others come with special clips or hooks. If your flag pole doesn’t come with hooks or a rope, you can always thread zip ties through your flag’s grommets and around the pole to hold the flag in place.

We recommend using snap hooks like the one seen to the left in most flag hanging scenarios involving grommets. This is because the hooks incredibly easy to clip right onto your grommets. Then, all you have to do is attach the loop end of the clip to your flagpole using rope, hook & loop touch fasteners, or zip ties!