She’s Got a Ticket to (Not) Hide

I went on a organize-sort-pitch frenzy over a year ago when I came across a bunch of tickets and wristbands from concerts/festivals that I’d saved as mementos.  They were just thrown into an accordion file and I felt like I should do something with them rather than keep them hidden away.

A few weeks later I spotted a narrow white matte while wandering a craft store and I realized what I wanted to do with the tickets!  I bought the matte and when I got it home I painted it green and (acid-free) taped the tickets with a blue/green color-scheme in straight layers to the back of the matte:

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-296″ title=”Seven tickets are displayed here: NOLA Jazz Fest, Ben Folds, Rasputina, Nine Inch Nails, Ray Bradbury, Avenue Q, and Wilco. All amazing events that I loved.” src=”″ alt=”” width=”228″ height=”300″></p>

I loved the clean look of the display so much that I grabbed three smaller frames that I had used to display a few <em>Garbage Pail Kids</em> cards (and that I had felt rather&nbsp;ambivalent&nbsp;about how those had looked framed) and I put some of the orange/red/yellow tickets and wristbands in them. &nbsp;The bonus to this project is that there’s a<em> ton</em> of electrical outlets in the kitchen and since we only use one for our toaster and one for our kettle, well, I wanted to hide the extra outlets (but still allow them to be accessible). &nbsp;Framed pictures to the rescue! &nbsp;The only issue was that none of the inexpensive frames wanted to naturally hang straight: <em>Museum Putty</em> to the rescue! &nbsp;I just put a small dot of putty at the base of each frame and they remain perfectly straight:

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-297″ title=”There’s an outlet behind one of these frames. Wanna guess which one?” src=”″ alt=”” width=”300″ height=”155″></p>

I don’t think that this is the most remarkable of ideas, but I’m very happy with how they look. &nbsp;They’re also really fun conversation pieces. &nbsp;I have some movie ticket stubs floating around and I’m starting to contemplate what to do with those. &nbsp;If I get inspired, then I’ll be sure to share!

<p style=”text-align:center”><img class=”aligncenter size-medium wp-image-379″ title=”May the stubs be with you! Alternate pic title: In a framed display far far away…” src=”″ alt=”” width=”225″ height=”300″></p>

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