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Juniper_Ann
« on: June 24, 2009 01:12:35 PM »

When I decorated my first apartment a couple of years ago, I made a decorative curtain by tracing & cutting hundreds of butterflies from tissue paper and then basting them to cheese cloth.  It looked great (if I do say so myself), but as soon as I hung it up the butterflies started to wilt. 

Now, 3 years and 2 moves later, they definitely need some sprucing up, which is almost certainly going to involve a warm iron.  I'd also like to do something to help them stay perky this time...preferably something spray-on.   

Should I spray on some starch before I iron them, or spray on some sort of sealant afterwards?  I don't want to mess with the drape of the cheesecloth, so it should be fairly light.  I also don't want shiny patches.  What would you do? 
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