I have been creating some items for the Steampunk display we are making for the library. The theme for the teen summer reading program is "Beneath the Surface". Below are a few items that will come in handy while Zombie hunting. First is a Steampunk Journal. It's made from an old book I had saved from a discard from the library. The black hose is actually a plastic straw from a Six Flags cup. I made the gauge from a Powerade bottle cap and a downloaded print. I got the watch piece from my local jewelry store. They were happy to give me old watch pieces and gears. The larger gear I got from my local bicycle shop. They also had a big box full of old and bent gears and were happy to get rid of them. The other pieces I found in my mom's basement.
One of my co workers raided her son's stash of NERF guns. Her son said I could use it if he could have it back after it had been transformed into a Steampunk gun. I found the brass pieces at Goodwill (total $2.67) I made the gauge, and part of the plastic straw again. The silver and gold color is Rub 'n Buff I found at Hobby Lobby.
Another gun using and old tungsten tube, gear from the bicycle shop, and other bits and pieces I had around the house. The small gears are from the Dollar Store and came in a spirograph package.
I knew these Tropicana tops would come in handy some day! With a little Rub 'n Buff, a downloaded gauge photo and topcoat of varnish, I transformed it into a pretty cool gauge.
This is a 12" x 12" canvas I prepainted with green, cream and rust acrylic paint. I used several sizes of gears from the bicycle shop, old watch parts from the jewelry store, curly cue plastic straw, springs, and a few buttons.
I really like how the helmet turned out. I found a yellow kid's construction helmut at Goodwill for 26 cents. I spray painted it silver, added upholstery studs and a copper painted plastic straw on top. I bought the goggles from Home Depot for $2.00. I just spray painted them and used a little Rub 'n Buff for the details. With just a little imagination, found items around your house or the Goodwill, spray paint and some hot glue you can create all sorts of Steampunk items.