Ok, so this time I thought I would post a craft instead of a recipe. I saw this pin and knew I had to try this. I’m pretty sure the pin was something professionally made, but I was determined to make something similar and more my style myself! The pin is a picture of a shadow box that on the inside said “admit one” and had a little design to it, but the cool thing was on top of the box it had a slit where you could drop all your ticket stubs inside. I though that this would be a cool display for my Reds tickets, concert tickets, movie tickets, etc. Better then just having all that laying around.
So, I found a shadow box at Marshall’s for $15 I believe. I spent around $10(maybe not even that much) on the decorations for the inside at Michael’s.
Here is what I started with: This is what I bought to start with.
The first thing I wanted to do was attempt to cut a slit in the top of the shadow box so I could easily drop my ticket stubs into the box. I first measured and drew a where I wanted my opening to be. You can see my pencil marking in the picture. Next I took my drill and a small drill bit and drilled an opening big enough for a hacksaw blade to fit into. Once I drilled the small opening, I took a hacksaw blade and sawed the rest of the opening. I’m sure there are better tools out there to do this, but this is all I had at my disposal. I know it’s kind of hard to see in the pic, but I promise it’s there.
Once I cleaned up the mess I decorated the inside of the shadow box. I used some scrapbook black glitter paper for the background. Since I go to a bunch of Reds games I wanted to incorporate baseball into my theme as well as the movie theme. So, I used a Reds sticker and some baseball and movie scrapbooking stickers.
Here is my decorations, I didn’t put much at the bottom because I knew my ticket stubs would fall there.
Lastly, I put in all my old ticket stubs that I could find! I thought it turned out pretty cool! I’m going to hang this in my office room with all my ball stuff.