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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.

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Grandin Road Ghosts: Staked Yard Ghosts - Grandin Road


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

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I've done those before. I bought "Stiffy" from Wal-Mart. It's in the paint section :D
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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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

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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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I had trouble finding liquid starch as well.. I went to Target, Foodmax grocery store, Dollar Tree, 99cents store and then WAL-MART is where I found it. I was about to give up!

It's in the laundry detergent aisle.. There was only 3 left when I went to mines. It cost about $2.50. This is what it looks like:

 
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