Props are those little things that help suspend disbelief.
Furniture, bottles, goblets, chests and boxes, barrels,
candles, lamps and lanterns are all props. Flags and banners
are also props. Here we will be giving tips on how to make
Before we do though, many props do not have to be made
but can be found or bought. Wooden utensils, plates, bowls
and dishes are ideal, for example. Why? They look in character
and are more hardy than pottery ones. Metal goblets and
tankards can be bought from loads of places - below is a
tip to make them 'silver' or 'gold.' Non fancy white or
yellow candles for everyday use and the right decorative
ones in the right setting (temples, evil cave systems, etc.).
Besom brooms. Rush or rag mats/rugs. Old sacking. All of
these can be found and used. If bought they are relatively
So keep eyes open. Look in charity shops, boot and garage
sales, church fetes, skips (I do not know what they are
called in other countries) and anywhere humanity is likely
to deposit junk!
|Gold or Silver Goblets
If you want to make gold or silver goblets, all you
need is some crap metal goblets (available at most
Salvation Army/Consignment/Antique shops) and a package
kit of metal leaf paper (available at most craft stores).
The paper come in kits of gold, silver or copper.
Its pretty easy (if you can read, you can do
it) and fairly cheap. I did it to all my metal goblets
and cost me $20 total. If you want ot do a large amount,
or a large item, I would suggest forgoing the kit
and buying the paper, glue, primer and sealer separately.
Amy C. Heiderscheidt
(Amy lives in Virginia)
There are many ways and many things that can be used. If
you think of any then please contact us and let us know.
The more of these ideas we share the better for everybody.