DIY: Ticket Stub Crafts
It was bound to happen eventually. After all my ideas, inspiration, Google searches and suggestions, I find myself stalled on a craft project. You see, I’ve got ticket stubs from almost every single show I’ve seen in San Francisco, but I can’t seem to find a great craft for them. You may recall that a while back I thought a nice shadow box would do the trick – and while that’s still sorta in the running, it’s not giving me that “aha!” moment that I’m looking for.
Fortunately, I was able to track down some alternative ideas on ye ol’ interwebs; although I’m not quite sold on any of these yet… But in the meantime, perhaps they’ll provide a spark of inspiration to someone out there who also has a fistful of ticket stubs and wants a way to appropriately display them. (And hey, if you find a stellar idea, share!)
Wall Art: By far the most common ticket stub crafts are wall art, framed ticket displays and shadow boxes . The how-to on this is pretty straightforward, the bonus is that there are a lot of creative options. You can string tickets across a wire (like photographs), create a framed color-block geometric art piece, tackle the shadow box option.
Curtains: If you’re lucky enough to own a sewing machine (high-five), a simple stitch through the center of a group of tickets turns them into paper curtains. If you’ve got a bunch of film cells laying around, you can probably recreate this ticket stub film display pretty easily.
Rolodex: Either a functional kind, filled with business cards and separated by ticket stubs glued to cardboard (glue and a hole punch should do the job), or a rolodex scrapbook filled with all your odds and ends and memories.
Images courtesy A.Bouman, craftster.org, pinterest.com and Etsy Seller MollyHawkDesigns.