Rocketeer Rocket Pack from Trash

© Allison aka ModMischief

If you're still looking for something to wear tonight for a Halloween costume, you might have everything you need in your recycling bin -- though you'll need to spend a few hours crafting it. ModMischief has created a DIY Rocketeer Rocket Pack that has a great steampunk style, and will cost you practically nothing as long as you also have some glue and spray paint laying around.

© Allison aka ModMischief

Allison's Instructable for building the Rocketeer Pack starts out with going through your recycling bin. You need:

• two 2L pop bottles (I used Coke Zero)
• mouth was bottle
• two shampoo or conditioner bottles (plastic deodorant containers may work too)
• round plastic dip or spread container
• thin cardboard from cereal boxes or something similar
• paper towel tube

If all of this isn't in your bin, maybe your neighbors can help out. You also need to rummage through your closet (or again a friend or neighbor's) for a purse with leather(ish) straps.

And from the garage, gather up:
• scissors and x-acto knife
• glue gun and glue sticks
• white glue
• masking tape
• wire
• spray primer
• spackling paste
• silver spray paint
• craft paint in bronze, pewter and black
• paint brushes

© Allison aka ModMischief

Next, you cut up cardboard to shape your pack. There are a few mildly complicated cuts, that Allison's Instructable walks you through. Second, glue together the plastic and cardboard into the right shape, and cover everything with primer paint.

© Allison aka ModMischief

Then go back over it with the craft paints to get the right silver and bronze look.

© Allison aka ModMischief

Finally, you'll add your leather purse straps to create the harness straps to carry the pack. This can pretty much all be done with hot glue.

It's a fantastic little trash-to-treasure project for Halloween. Enjoy!

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Tags: Crafts | Do It Yourself | Gadgets | Recycled Fashion | Recycling | Upcycling

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