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    Default Cheesecloth Ghosts and Liquid Starch ?

    Does anyone know where I can find some liquid starch? I want to make some cheesecloth ghosts like the ones from Martha Stewart but I want to make them stand up like the ones from Grandin Road so they can go in my yard.

    Martha Stewart Ghosts: Cheesecloth Ghosts and more creative crafts projects, templates, tips, clip-art, patterns, and ideas on marthastewart.com

    Grandin Road Ghosts: Staked Yard Ghosts - Grandin Road


    Also, any suggestions for staking them to the ground once I make them?

    Thanks!!

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    My wife got hers at Ben Franklins. Those Ghost are so cute.

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    I have bought liquid starch at our local grocery stores
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    Hmm........that's where I looked and I couldn't find it. Maybe I didn't look close enough!

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    I've done those before. I bought "Stiffy" from Wal-Mart. It's in the paint section
    They also carry it at Michaels, for more money, of course.
    I'm not sure if Stiffy IS starch, or just something similar, but it goes on as a liquid, dries hard and doesn't discolor your fabric, or stick to anything.
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    Here's a link to a site that sells it, they have a description there
    FabricOrigami Store-Stiffy Fabric Stiffener
    "You know you take the killing for granted. And then it's gone. And you're like, I wish I'd appreciated it more. Stopped and smelled the corpses." Spike

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    Awesome!! Thank you sheepie!! I never would have thought to check the paint section.

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    Or buy glue that dries clear and use that. You can buy large amounts of clear glue from Home Depot or Lowes
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    WW...that startch is in the laundry detergent aisle, I had to look pretty hard for it too. Its in a plastic container like softner comes in & there is only one brand of it, if you cannot find it try to get a clerk that works that aisle to help you. I at 1st bought the wrong thing but when I went back I went from bottle to bottle very slowly & I found it.

    I'm trying to make the big ghost, the frame got built last year but we did not have time to finish it all. Hang on if you read this & I'll pull ya a link from my web site.

    here ya go: tfreestandingghost

    on that table is the starch in those blue pastic jugs...its called "Sta-Flo" liquid starch

    muf

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    Get styrofoam balls at Hobby Lobby or Michaels and use them for the heads and to drape the fabric over. Then you can run a rod or rebar through the head and into the ground to hold in place. Or you can cut the balls in half and then be able to make two.

 

 
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