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=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/tickets-007.jpg?w=228″ 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 ambivalent about how those had looked framed) and I put some of the orange/red/yellow tickets and wristbands in them. 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). Framed pictures to the rescue! The only issue was that none of the inexpensive frames wanted to naturally hang straight: <em>Museum Putty</em> to the rescue! 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=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/tickets-011.jpg?w=300″ 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. They’re also really fun conversation pieces. I have some movie ticket stubs floating around and I’m starting to contemplate what to do with those. 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=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ticket-tag.jpg?w=225″ alt=”” width=”225″ height=”300″></p>