Our last post on the the different styles and awesome examples of steampunk goggles (that you can get cheap, by the way!) was a hit and we received a few emails from people asking if they knew where to find information on how to make their own steampunk goggles if they wanted a pair that were more elaborate, customized, and personal.
Here’s 7 Awesome DIY Tutorials On How To Make Your Own Steampunk Goggles:
There are hundreds of different kinds of steampunk goggles out there and equally as many (well, almost) tutorials teaching you to how to make steampunk goggles. Some of these tutorials will teach you how to make an awesome pair of goggles while others will basically leave you with a pair of lenses wrapped in brass-colored tinsel. To help you decide which resource will provide the most help here are a few tutorials out there that are extremely helpful in guiding you through the process of how to make your own steampunk goggles.
This is a pretty easy to follow tutorial which has provided great step-by-step pictures to walk you through the entire process. As long as you already have the proper tools, such as the scroll saw and dremel, the materials to make these goggles should cost you about $15-$20. In my opinion, I think the end result gives you a pretty cool looking pair of goggles.
This tutorial provides plenty of pictures to help you follow along with the text. The materials in the tutorial were said to cost $30, but you’d need to find the right items in from a thrift store to hit that mark. Tools required for these ones include a sewing machine and a dremel. I find they have a kind of steampunk motorcycle goggles look to them when they’re finished. (via Instructables)
Personally, I’m a big fan of these goggles, but maybe I just liked that “clip on lens thingy” was used as a technical term. These goggles are super simple and should cost around $20 to make. Really, all that’s involved to make these is spray painting some welding goggles and adding a few embellishments and a new strap. They’re simple enough to make but still look awesome. These might be a good choice for anyone who doesn’t already own any power tools. (via Susan Dennard)
The idea for these goggles is pretty similar to the last one, but this tutorial includes baking your own clay embellishments. The pictures show a very professional looking end product which most likely is largely due to the type and color of spray paint used, which is a good thing to keep in mind when purchasing your own materials.
(via Daylina Miller)
These goggles were made for around $40, but the author of this tutorial gives you some alternate suggestions for materials so your final price will probably depend on which materials you decide to use. I, myself, really like the look of the mason jar lids with the capnuts glued on. These goggles are a little more on the complicated side but the end result is worth it and this tutorial is very easy to follow. (via Fenris Designs)
Here’s a “how to make steampunk goggles” tutorial for those of you who prefer video lessons. These goggles can be made from common household items. They don’t look as fancy as some of the other goggles when they’re done, but if that’s what you’re going for then really, they’re perfect. Besides, there’s no reason you can’t add some of your own flair to these ones by gluing on a couple of embellishments. (via Threadbanger)
I wouldn’t exactly say they’re “daintier” than the rest…ok, I suppose I would, but that’s what gives them the look that sets them apart from the rest. These ones are very simple, both to make and in their final appearance, (they have a kind of steampunk opera house look to them). I wouldn’t quite trust that delicate little chain enough to wear them over my eyes as proper goggles but they would definitely look fantastic perched upon a classy top hat. (via Singular Phototography)
In order to learn how to make steampunk goggles that will ultimately suit your own tastes and match your personality, you may want to try following all of these tutorials but put your own spin on each one in the middles stages of creation. If none of these styles really do it for you, take some tips from all of them and create your own unique pair from scratch.
When you’re finished, just be sure to upload all your pictures and share with the class!
Now You Know How To Make Steampunk Goggles!
Did you use any of these tutorials to create a pair of awesome steampunk goggles? If so, please tell us about it in the comments below and feel free to drop a link to your masterpiece! :)