A couple months ago my husband had his 27th birthday! For once, I knew just what to get him! He gave me all of his sports tickets a long time ago and had asked me to do something with them so that he could display them in his “man cave.” (It’s all about the man cave.) They were all piled up in a binder that he’s had since he was little. There were some pretty cool ones in there! Like the Indians World Series games from the 90s.
My first thought was to mod podge them onto something – but his one condition was that he didn’t want them ruined. After that, I decided the best option would be to do something with a frame. I searched everywhere I could think of for one of those die cut mats that would let the tickets show through letters, but couldn’t find them anywhere. I didn’t have time to order one online, so I figured I’d get crafty! It is my specialty.
My solution was to create the opposite effect of a die cut mat. Instead of having the tickets show through the letters. I’d have the letters on top of the tickets!
Shadow box frame | Wood craft letters | Paint | Tape | Tickets
I decided to paint my letters white, so they’d stand out against the tickets.
(Later I realized I painted the wrong side of my “E” and it was upside down. Whoops!)
I used the back of my frame to tape the tickets onto.
I figured if we ever wanted to remove them, they would come off with only a chance of tape being stuck to the backs.
After the letters were dry, I taped those on as well because I wanted them centered. But you could also sit them inside the frame at the bottom. And that’s it! It was such a simple way to use my husband’s tickets, but I love having all of those memories out on display for him. And I bet it would work great for a photo collage, too!