Like I mentioned in this previous post, the Mister and I go to a lot of shows… over 50 and we’ve definitely lost count.
When you go to as many shows as we do, it’s not uncommon to one day be going through your purse and pull out a handful of ticket stubs. And not just for concerts. I’ve got stubs from UVA football games, Orioles games, movies… Almost every time I do laundry, I find a stub in one of our pockets. Anyway, I’d been seeing a bunch of projects on Pinterest where people had put a bunch of their collected ticket stubs in a shadowbox. Out of curiosity, I clicked on one one time and read how they made theirs. Store bought shadowbox. Took a Dremel to the top to make a slit. Covered the back with scrapbook paper. And voila!
When my mom donated her barely used Dremel to me over the holidays, I immediately thought of this project and how it would be perfect to hold all of our saved ticket stubs from concerts, baseball games, movies, etc. I bought a cheap basic shadowbox frame from Joann’s one night after work. It’s made out of plastic rather than wood, so the Dremel didn’t cut through it as smoothly as some others I’ve seen online. The plastic kind of melted and moved rather than filed away as you can see. It was weird. After I’d made the slit big enough, I wrapped the cardboard backing with some old wrapping paper and fitted it back in the frame.
I lightly sanded over where I’d used the Dremel just to make sure there weren’t any sharp edges of the plastic. It’s not quite as clean as I’d like it, but it’s the top and no one will ever see it. All that was left was to fill it with as many of our stubs as I could find. Unfortunately, most had been thrown out, but we still had a bunch to get us started.
And yay for us hanging something else up on a wall! 🙂