While searching for Steampunk props for my costume, I came upon the Steampunk Nerf Guns post on the Instructables site and was inspired to Steampunk a Nerf Gun of my own. Luckily, I didn’t have to buy anything new for this project. My sons have a huge arsenal of Nerf Guns and they generously donated their Maverick Rev 6 gun for my project.
DIY Steampunk Gun
To get started, my husband spray painted the whole gun metallic bronze. Once the paint dried, I added gold paint to the barrel and handle and then “aged” it by rubbing black paint all over the gun with a cloth to give it a worn look. I then lightly brushed silver metallic paint in accent areas. Once the paint dried, I added metal gears and miscellaneous hardware on both sides of the gun with super glue. I then added a strip of pleather strapping (leftover from my goggles) to the top of the gun and added brads and buckles for embellishment. Lastly, I decoupaged a piece of black lace to the handle for a touch of femininity.
This ended up being one of my favorite DIY projects from my party, not to mention I now have the coolest Nerf Gun in the house! Ha!
It was the perfect addition to my costume AND a great photo booth prop!
Thank you for stopping by and God Bless!
Metal Gears – Oriental Trading Company
Metal Gears and Clock Pieces – Out of the Box Papers
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