Upcycled Steampunk Goggles

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Introduction: Upcycled Steampunk Goggles

About: I just like to make things. I dabble in a lot of mediums and usually don't like to spend money on parts, so most of my work is made with leftover materials. I love different forms of storytelling, and have a...

Here's something quick and cheap I threw together for a steampunk convention. It's made of pleather scraps, an old belt from Goodwill and a pair of magnet storage tins with a little bit of spray paint and hot glue.

I don't have photos for a full instructable. The tins had been sitting in the house for years and I figured they would have been discontinued by now, so I didn't bother recording directions.

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    Thanks and sorry for my other comments coz I was having a bad stressful day at school. U R the best. P. S these are amazeeeeeeee
    now coz u can buy what u need

    Here's an updated link for where to get the storage tins. It's the same site, but the url has been changed.

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    Thanks for the heads up! I've updated the link now.

    They kinda look like minions but why put it on if it's discontinued! Sorry but they're still rubbish. Can't you find a different way? Then I'll think better of it. :(

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    The storage tins are not discontinued as I had thought, which is why I included the link to purchase your own. Admittedly the link had since died, but Link-tC (the person who commented before you) was kind enough to provide an updated link (I'll amend that now that I'm online).
    I posted this project because I was proud of it, it's as simple as that. Yes there are an infinite number of ways to make a set of goggles (this site alone is full of them), so if you like you can look at them and I'm sure you'll find a number of people who have done it much better than I have. I just wanted to share with everyone the idea that you don't need to let a shortage of tools and materials stand in the way of you making something beautiful.

    If you ask me they are not good at all in fact rubbish
    :-(

    wow these are by far the best goggles I've seen were they really easy to make?

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    They were pretty easy to work out considering how much of the goggles are just the cans I used. When using recycled stuff, if you let the materials tell you how to build you find some interesting solutions.

    What did you use to cut out the bottoms?

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    I used a hacksaw to start the cut, then once I had a hole through it I stuck an old pair of scissors in there and cut the rest.

    Would old Altoid tins work as a substitute?

    I am pretty sure the tins are still sold at bed bath and beyond as I got some as a present recently.