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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    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
    :-(

    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.

    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.

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