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Handyman: Inflatable Ornaments Fall Over, any ideas?

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AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

December 8, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #7347033

I have 2 inflatable lawn ornaments: Cat in the Hat with a Christmas Tree, and Santa Claus with a present.

As night goes on, we get frosted up from the day gone by, the cat respods with the tree and hat falling a bit, but Santa falls over completly!

Any ideas on helping the old chap, and getting the two more resilent?
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2009
3:14 AM

Post #7347279

Tying fishing line to it's top and then to 4 or 5 stakes pounded in the ground in a circle around it?
AnalogDog
Mountlake Terrace, WA
(Zone 8a)

December 8, 2009
6:10 AM

Post #7347717

Santa used to get his cap tied to a tree branch every year, but I would rather not do that, and both have tie outs from the midsection. I can't understand how tying fishing line over the top would help.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #7348112

Something like this (lousy drawing, but i hope you understand)

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jkochan
Chandler, AZ
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #7348129

If these are the blow-ups with the fans/blowers, you can put a couple of "ziploc " baggies full of sand inside. Just open the zipper that lets the air out and space them around the bottom. Then zip it up and re-inflate.

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