Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ticket Stub Memory Box

This is another Pinterest-inspired idea that I just had to make.  I always try to save all of my ticket stubs, whether it's for concerts, movies, theme parks, museums, etc.  But I usually just keep them in a drawer.  I have always wanted a better place to keep them, preferably a place where I could display them.  This is an easy solution to the problem.

I started by buying an 8x10 shadow box at Hobby Lobby.  These go on sale often for 50% off.

Then I picked out some scrapbook paper to put in the back of the shadow box as a background.  I cut it down to 8x10, then I printed the word "memories" at the top using my printer. 

I also got my dad to cut a slit in the top of the shadow box to make it easier to drop tickets in.  I would have done it myself, but I lack the tools and the knowledge of how to use them.
This step is optional since you obviously can just open the back of the frame to put tickets in, but it's just way easier to drop your ticket stubs in the slit than go through all that work.
So I took all my old tickets that I had been saving:

And dropped them in the shadow box...
And hung it on my wall!  Now I have all of my ticket stubs hanging on my wall to remind me of the happy memories I made.  And whenever I get a new one, I can just drop it in with the others!


  1. Great idea. This will make a good Christmas present for my son to use in 2013 and on. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks great! Thanks for sharing! Can you ask your dad what tools he used to cut the slot? I lack the skill but I would like to try anyways if I knew what tool to use.