DIY: Ticket Shadow Box

Several months ago, when my obsession with Pinterest first began, I found a Shadow Box to display ticket stubs. I thought this was a really neat idea, especially since I keep all my tickets and they end up in a dusty pile on my bookshelf.  The only pin I could find on Pinterest left no direction or link. It was just a photo. 

I pinned it anyways because I knew it would be an awesome way to display ticket stubs from movies or other events that Alex and I go to. Plus it will be a neat keepsake to look back on some day! 

During a recent outing to the local craft store I picked up the supplies I thought would be needed for this project. Yesterday was a rainy day in Florida because of Tropical Storm Beryl and it gave me the perfect opportunity to get crafty! 

One disclaimer though. I dove right into the project so I failed to take step by step photos. However, it’s fairly simple and I have a lot of confidence in your crafting abilities! 🙂 

Here is what you need: 

  • A shadow box (I got an 8×10) 
  • Construction paper or decorative craft paper 
  • Dremel with drill bit or small saw to cut slit in top 
  • Scissors
  • Glue (Double sided tape would work also) 
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • And all your ticket stubs!

Here is what you do:

  • Unpacked my shadow box and took the cardboard backing off. 
  • Cut decorative craft paper down to size using the previously removed cardboard and scissors. 
  • Glue the craft paper onto the cardboard side that would be facing into my shadow box.
  • Prepare a work space to cut the slit in your box and mark off how big as a guide. My slit is about 5 inches long.
  • Use the dremel to drill a hole through the wood until it came out clean on the other side. 
  • Slowly moving across the top of the box I guided the dremel to create my slit. (This was a bit challenging)
  • At this point I used the sand paper just to smooth the wood on the inside where I created my slit. 
  • Put the shadow box back together with your cardboard backing. 
  • Insert tickets into box and let them fall as they may! 
Boy, I sure hope those direction are clear. It’s really simple to do and takes no time at all. 
Here are some pictures of my final project! 
Here is a look at the slit from the top.

HAPPY CRAFTING! AND HAPPY PINNING! 
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5 thoughts on “DIY: Ticket Shadow Box

  1. Ali Mc

    Sabrina I love this! I am currently looking for fun art projects because my home is seriously lacking ….well, homeiness. I have found some cool things but I love this – it will be great to do after Coldplay – as we are going to see them for our anniversary 🙂

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  2. Marjorie

    Thank you so much for this !! I too, saw the pinterest photo and wanted to know how to make it! Such a great help.

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  3. Ashley Kinder

    Hi! I’m also pretty obsessed with Pinterest — I’m coming up to my “1 year anniversary” with the addiction (ha!). I think I saw the same ticket holder pin and stumbled across your blog looking for a DIY version. My husband and I just celebrated our seven year dating anniversary (only married since August!) and over the years I’ve saved EVERY ticket stub and nik-nack imaginable. I’m going to follow your instructions and chronicle how it went on my blog http://www.fancyfork.wordpress.com sometime in the next week. I’ll be crediting you and linking to your blog, of course!

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Ashley
    xo

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