The Internet is full of free DIY Steampunk craft tutorials if you know where to look for them. After scouring the web for some new DIY ideas, this group of 10 awesome free Steampunk DIY craft videos found their way to the top of our list. Each video is for a distinct DIY project, and many of these creative DIYers have other videos or entire channels devoted to Steampunk and DIY. They are definitely worth sharing to friends who love Steampunk to encourage these designers to make more tutorials.
You do have to use your own supplies, and there is a list of vendors at the bottom for supplies. Now on to the craft projects. Have fun crafting!
Steampunk Heart Mixed Media Canvas – Step-by-Step Tutorial
Use your imagination to create a one-of-a-kind Mixed Media Canvas for yourself, as a gift or just because. This tutorial has several steps, but can be followed by a beginner. Great for a wall hanging or the cover for a box or large book.
Learning to Use Tim Holtz’s Cogs and Vilda Stamps
Three separate projects combing the use of the cogs wheels and stamps to create something Steampunk. While you can make these exact projects, you can also learn how to make Steampunk designs using these techniques.
Steampunk Clock and Key Charms
Make your own Steampunk charms from polymer clay. Thorough tutorial shows you how to make a clock and key charm. This project takes a fine hand, and gives you the know-how to use polymer for Steampunk projects.
Mixed Media Assemblage
This is actually the first video in a group of three for this project. But it is worth watching to recreate and learn the cool techniques. This is an extremely cool project.
How to Make a Steampunk Airship Christmas Tree Decoration
Lost Wax has a number of excellent tutorials on how to make various Steampunk objects. This one is an adorable Steampunk airship to hang on your Christmas tree or somewhere else. You can make your own pattern or buy it from Lost Wax.
Steampunk Mixed Media Journal Cover Tutorial
For anyone who loves Steampunk and journals, this is a great project. You can also make this as a gift for someone else. Use this technique on any book-style gifts for yourself and others.
DIY Mini Top Hat
Steampunk Box Tutorial
This is the first half of a cool project to create a Steampunk clock box. You can see the finished project but part two seems to be missing. Even with that, you can get started and finish it using your own creative genius. This is a more advanced project.
Steampunk Altered Frame Gift Bag and Card
This is an incredible Steampunk tutorial with all of the links to patterns and templates linked below the video in the text. This project is more advanced, not advised for a beginner. Lovely holiday gift for someone special, and there are loads of ways to make it your own.
Steampunk DIY Catwoman Mask
This is only one of many incredible Lost Wax video tutorials, several on Steampunk projects. The videos are easy to follow, funny and well documented. Love this particular project for the Catwoman mask.
Inspiration for More DIY Projects
These books are great resources and inspiration for more projects to use up materials or try something new. Each one has oodles of ideas for future projects.
Sources for Materials and Supplies
This is a beginning list for a lot of the materials and supplies you need for the above projects. These brands have a wide range of colors, and you can find more by clicking through. Fire Mountain Gems carries a lot of cheap gemstones, cabochons and tools also.
100 Gram DIY Assorted Color Antique Metal Steampunk Gears200 Gram Antique Metal Steampunk GearsForaineam 300 Gram (Approx. 210pcs) Assorted Antique Steampunk GearsRanger Dina Wakley Media Cling StampsRanger Cling StampsRanger Scribbly Wings Media Cling StampsScribbly Birdies Dina Wakley Media Cling StampsDistress Paint, Antique BronzePatina Kit, Ancient Coin CollectionDistress Spray Stains BottlesAlcohol Ink 3-pkArchival InkpadDistress Mini Ink KitsMini Ink Blending ToolAlcohol Ink Fillable PenAlcohol Ink MetallicInk Spray, Lemon ZestMedium Bottle MatteDylusions Paint, 2 oz, Vibrant TurquoisePatina Weathered Copper KitDistress Crackle Paint 4 oz JarRanger Acrylic Paints BundleSculpey III Polymer Clay SamplerSculpey Original Polymer Clay11-Piece Clay Cleaning ToolsPolymer Clay Starter KitHalf Round Cabochons Tree of Life