Not too long ago, I decorated a mannequin in a steampunk theme using metallic wax pastes. When I posted the project, many people were convinced that it was metal. This gave me the idea to try and cover a mannequin using aluminium cans to get a genuine metallic look. Continue Reading →
If you follow my blog, you will know that besides DIY I also love to do mixed media art. I am always on the lookout for interesting items that I can turn into unique home decor by giving them a mixed media art makeover. On a recent visit to our local markets, I spotted this jelly bean dispenser in one of the junk boxes. I knew straight away I would be giving, this jelly bean dispenser a steampunk makeover. Continue Reading →
This weeks post is our next IBC (International bloggers club) Challenge. Our theme this month is “All bottled up”, the challenge is to create a project using a bottle in some way. If you follow my Facebook page you will know that doing mixed media art bottles is a hobby of mine. I felt like I was cheating in this challenge because I felt it was going to be easy for me. More about IBC at the end of this post. Continue Reading →
This weeks post is our first IBC (International bloggers club) Challenge of 2022. Our theme this month is “Bodacious Books”, the challenge is to create a project using a book in some way. My idea for this project was to create a lamp with a book as the base. And if you follow my blog you will know I am steampunk mad, so it will be no surprise that I chose to make a steampunk-themed book for my lamp. Continue Reading →
I was cleaning out my kitchen cupboards the other day and came across this old teapot. It was purchased about 20 years ago at a car boot sale for £1 when I lived in the UK. Why I bought it I have no idea because I never drink tea. I hated the idea of throwing it away so I thought I would upcycle it into a steampunk-themed teapot. Continue Reading →
I have always wanted to decorate a Mannequin but I was never lucky enough to find one. I always knew it would be a Steampunk mannequin because I am steampunk mad at the moment. So when I spotted this half mannequin in a thrift shop I could not control my excitement. Continue Reading →
If you’re a lover of science fantasy, industrial technology and vintage then these steampunk projects will be right up your street. I am a total steampunk fan and somehow steampunk always seems to creep into many of my projects in some way, shape or form. I also like to try and make unique projects that you don’t see every day. For this post, I have put together a round-up of 20 Steampunk Project Ideas. Continue Reading →
Who doesn’t love a sock gnome? They are just so quick and easy to make and they look just adorable. I made some last year to decorate my house but thought it was time to have some steampunk sock gnomes. If you follow my blog you know I am steampunk mad so this just had to happen. Each steampunk sock gnome was given his own unique steampunk hat and styling. Continue Reading →
I don’t think this project will be a big surprise to people who follow my blog. Because I have been steampunk mad all this year, a steampunk Christmas tree was inevitable. The idea came from a comment on one of my other steampunk projects. A lady said it would be interesting to see what I come up with for Christmas and she was hoping it was a Christmas tree. I saw that as a challenge and after some thought this was what I came up with. Continue Reading →
Today’s post is our next Int’l Bloggers Club challenge (IBC) and the theme this week is “Don’t Sweater The Small Stuff”. We have to create a project using a sweater in any way, shape or form. I chose to make a steampunk doorstop. Continue Reading →
If you follow my blog you will know last year I started doing steampunk and now I am totally addicted to it. So with valentines day coming up a steampunk heart seemed like the most obvious choice of project. But I wanted to take it a step further and try and make a 3D steampunk heart out of cardboard. Continue Reading →
Do you look at photos from other DIY Bloggers and get photo envy? I do all the time, they have such beautiful stage photos, they put mine to shame. In a bid to improve my photos I wanted to make some photography props for staging. Because I am steampunk mad at the moment, a steampunk prop camera was first on my list. Continue Reading →
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