Introduction: How to Make a Prop 'Glass' Cinderella Slipper (From a Pretzel Tub?)
So for Gangshow this year... I was asked to beg borrow steal or make some very... INTERESTING items... one of which is a 'Glass Slipper'... So I knew no-one that I could beg one off... I knew no-where I could borrow or steal one from... So It looked like I would have to make one... I had looked round the shops for some cheep jelly shoes or maybe a seethrough welly boot... but to no avail... so I sat to thinking... and looking at me in my pit of a room.. was an empty (CLEAN!) Pretzel tub that I had been saving to make a sand water filter with my scouts (uh-oh.... It's ok I bought another barrel of Pretzels!)
So well here is my I'ble I hope it inspires... If it does, and you make one I would love to see what you come up with
Step 1: Ingredients
- Large clear plastic tub (I used a Pretzel tub, and a Cashew tub)
- A shoe to draw arround
- Duct tape
- Craft knife
- Glue gun
- A LOT of patience
- Pen/ Pencil
Step 2: Make a Template of the Sole
Firstly you need to start making the paper templates... Since I work from the bottom up... I started with the underneath of the shoe...
Some people may have made the heel in one complete D shaped section and then glued it to the sole... but i think my method is alot more stable.
Using the straight bottom edge of the paper, line it up to the bottom edge of the heel...
Make a crease where the heel becomes the arch of the shoe (and mark with a pen)
Then you need to draw arround where the arch becomes the sole (and all the way round to the same point on the other side of the shoe
You *SHOULD* end up with a template like that in image two. I have labled the template so you can easilly see what bit is which :) (I'm nice like that)
Cut out the template and put it to one side.
Step 3: Make a Template of the Heel
Using a similar process to the last step, you need to make a template of the heel section...
I lined up the straight edges of the newspaper to that of the heel... and drew arround the seam where the heal joins to the leather material... cut out and put to one side
Step 4: FINAL Template *phew*
For this template I drew around the template for the sole of the shoe...
I made sure I drew the bottom template maybe 1/2 of an inch (1.25cm) bigger than that of the sole BECAUSE I want the top of the shoe to arch up like a normal shoe....
Clear as mud?
I also cut a 'lip' in the shoe to give it a Princess slipper sort of look
Step 5: TEMPLATE SHOE
So if you just want to make a newspaper shoe... then this is your exit...
For those wanting to carry on you will need to construct your template just to make sure it all fits together... I used little pieces of ducttape to hold the seams in place...
If it's not right here make your changes before you move on
Step 6: Heel Shep... Now Sit!... Good Dog
Now, I'm going to explain the method for cutting out your shapes... I am only goignt o say this once (because I'm lazy okay?!?)
Lay your template ontop of the plastic you are going to cut it out of. (you could if you wanted just hold it down with some tape or tack it... but I found it easy enough to just draw arround
I used a dry wipe pen... BECAUSE... If it's a glass slipper It wouldn't have black pen marks all over it... this way I can rub off the ink whenever I want
I then cut the finished shape out using a craft knife
(mines a 'swiss army pen'... It's rubbish but still awesome)
Step 7: Ain't Got No Sole Brotha'... Oh No... There It Is
Trace.... Cut... Schimples....
Okay once the sole is cut out... make sure you bend the plastic where the top of the heel becomes the arch of the foot...
Step 8: Foot Topper
Trace and cut....
Step 9: The Tedious Bit
RIGHT now to glue it all together
** Don't use too much glue on the seams else you will have to trim it all off again**
I started by glueing the heel onto the heel section on the sole... I blobbed some bigish blobs to hold it in place... then began with a fine line of glue to hold it all together
I then once both sides of the heel had dried, started withthe middle of the toe section (on the foot topper and the sole sections) and glued all the way arround the edges
This is a long and somewhat tedious process... but the end results are fantastic
Step 10: Tidy Up
As you can see from my first picture... I got glue EVERYWHERE... so I trimmed as much of the excess glue off the Glass slipper as possible using my craft knife
Step 11: The Snazzy Bit
Once everything had dried, and had been neetly trimmed, I sort of realised that the shoe lacked any real WOW factor... SO... using my glue gun, I drew swirly patterns all over to get an effect that looks like the shoe has been carved
Well that's the end of my I'ble... I hope you enjoyed it... please remember to rate it, and comment