Scott and I have spent a lot of time at the movies, it is our favorite cheapish date. I also have a compulsion to save every ticket stub from everything I attend and have accumulated quite a collection over the years of our relationship. They have been tucked away in a box on our mantel since we moved. When I stumbled across a ticket stub shadow box idea on Pinterest a while back I knew it would be perfect. Of course I didn’t repin it and now that I want to talk about it I’m having trouble locating the original site. The best I could find was an image that someone else pinned. A prime example of some people’s problem with Pinterest. Oops.
I like this version because unlike other examples I have seen where every ticket is layed out just so, this one does not require a huge frame, fiddling with each ticket individually, and allows for practically unlimited additions without rearranging everything. I don’t really care that each ticket is not prominently displayed. I only want to capture the overall impression of this ‘hobby’ along with the passage of time the volume of stubs we have collected implies.
The inspiration piece had a slit in the top for adding additional stubs, a great plus, but I skipped that step because I was lazy and just wanted to get it on the wall. She also used paper as the background and printed up some words to go inside, giving it a more scrapbook feel. I just wrapped some fabric around the frame backing and attached it with double stick tape.
Tada! Oh, and the frame is from Ikea.