Introduction: How to Make Ruby Slippers From the Wizard of Oz
I'm 15 and I found it hard to find ruby slippers anywhere and I thought many others may be having the same problem so I made my own and thought I'd share them with everyone. Hope you enjoy.
Things you will need:
-A pair of shoes
-Stringed red sequins preferably metallic : about 10 meters each shoe
-Red bugle beads : 1 packets fine
-Red glitter glue
-White or red (I used white) diamantes with a sewing back : around 35 to 40 each bow
-Red material : only need scrap material
-Cardboard or thick paper
-Needle and thread
-Two red rectangular shaped stones
Step 1: Making Bows
Step 1: Get the cardboard and cut it into a bow shape I don't have the measurements because I didn't measure anything I cut it to how I wanted. (You can find the measurements for the real shoes bow online).
Step 2: Use the red material to glue over the cardboard .
Step 3: Using the needle and thread, sew around the edges with the diamantes.
Step 4: Sew the red stone onto the middle of the bow and then use the larger diamantes to sew around the stone.
Step 5: Glue the bugle beads using the red glitter glue onto on either side of the red stone in the remaining space. To add some extra sparkle I sprinkled some red glitter into any spaces.
Step 6: To finish off the bow cut another piece of cardboard or thick paper and glue it to the back. Once again use the red material to glue onto the back.
Step 2: Sequins Onto Shoes
Step 1: Start at the bottom of the shoe and put a line of PVA glue around the bottom. Place the sequins on the glue and go around the shoe till yo reach the top. Make sure to keep looking back at what you have already done because you don't want any gaps. You will have to keep pushing the sequins down and this can get messy.
Depending on the shoe you may reach the top of one side quicker then the other, sometimes this means you will have to over lap a bit or cut the sequins and place where needed make sure to put the start of the new line of sequins under the other other wise it will look messy .
Do all the same for the heal.
A few tips :
Just before you start do a tester and put the glue onto the sequins because sometimes it makes them go black depending on the glue.
When glueing make sure it doesn't go all over the sequins because it takes away its shiny look.
Check the direction the sequins are going and make sure you do the same for both shoes.
Step 3: Putting Bow on Shoe
Cover the back of the bow with glue and place onto the shoe.
You'll need something to hold down the bow to the shoes otherwise it may not glue properly. I used scissors on either side but you can use anything that isn't going to ruin the bow.
Leave for an hour or until they are dry.
Step 4: Finish
Now your shoes are done ! They are very good for parties or perhaps as a theater costume. Give them a go in other colors such as green (reminds me of the Emerald City).
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