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Old 06-29-2007, 07:20
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Default How to make fabric stiffener

You can purchase fabric stiffener from craft store, for example:
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Or you can buy liquid starch from Walmart.

Or you can make your own liquid starch.

1. 1 tablespoon potato starch flour (better than the cornstarch) in 2.5 cups water.
2. mix the starch into a small amount of cold water, and while stirring to keep it from settling out, add boiling
water. The boiling water will cook the starch and turn it transparent.
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Default How to spray liquid starch to the bows?

I bought a little spary bottle from Walgreens. It's for spraying perfume. Does a good job for spaying liquid starch to bows.
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I was wondering if making your own starch works better than just buying a can of spray starch and using that.
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I was wondering if making your own starch works better than just buying a can of spray starch and using that.
I'd say they are the same. Just save you a trip to the store

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I use hairspray and it works perfect!!
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I use hairspray and it works perfect!!
Wow I never even thought of that. That will work great if I ever get in a pinch and run out of my spray starch.
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Great idea. I'll go searching cheap hair spray.

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Michelle, how do you store the homemade starch? I love Stiffen Stuff or whatever it is called, but in my area, they have discontinued it. For the cheap hairspray, go to your dollar store and buy Aquanet if they have it.
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Michelle, how do you store the homemade starch? I love Stiffen Stuff or whatever it is called, but in my area, they have discontinued it. For the cheap hairspray, go to your dollar store and buy Aquanet if they have it.
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I just store them in plastic juice bottle, put in refrigerator, and pour into a small spray bottle when I use it.

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