DIY Steampunk Groom’s Accessories

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Alicia Parsons (Akimbo)

Steampunk groom title

 There’s a lot of talk of bridal fashion and sometimes the fellas get left behind. So today I have some projects for grooms, more specifically dashing grooms with a vintage or steampunk style. Ready?

Steampunk groom materials

I picked up the watch parts at an antique store, but you can try Etsy for something similar. The cufflink and brooch backs can be found also be found on Etsy or your local craft or beading store. You can substitute strong mini-magnets instead of the brooch back if you wish.

Before you start, make sure you gently clean any excess grease from the watch parts. The aim is character, not dirtiness!


1. Dab some glue onto a flat part of the watch back.

2. Immediately adhere a cog onto the glue and press firmly for a few seconds until dried. Repeat with further cogs and springs until desired look is achieved.

3. Apply a line of glue along a flat part of the watch back. Attach the brooch back.

Steampunk groom buttonhole tutorial

Steampunk groom 1


1. Apply a small amount of superglue to the cufflink.

2. Immediately adhere a cog onto the glue and press firmly for a few seconds until dried.

3. Repeat with further cogs until desired look is achieved. Allow glue to cure completely.

Steampunk groom cufflinks tutorial

Steampunk groom 2

Now you have some one-of-a-kind accessories for your groom or as a groomsmen’s gift.

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Ms Gingham says: Loving this simple tutorial. The rustic/vintage feel of this is bang on!

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

Alicia contributes regular DIY projects to Polka Dot Made. You can view her posts here.



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