I posted earlier about a craft I found where you save all of the tickets you collect from movies, games, plays, etc. and you put them in a picture frame as a decorative addition to your home. (You can find that post in the Crafts Category). I showed the picture I found next to my version and said how I was wanting to make something more like the one I found. Well, I did! And I even took pictures and everything to show you how I made it my own! (I am getting better at this blogging thing!)
It took me so long to make this because I had a hard time finding a frame that was deep so I could put a slot in the top of it. I was also shopping mostly at Goodwill so I knew I would have to be patient. I found this beauty just the other day at Goodwill for $0.99! I snatched it up and got to work the very next day. I had to start by changing up the way it kept its depth. The original had styrofoam at each of the corners behind the white boarder, keeping the back and the glass up front in place. That was fine and dandy except that the white border being pushed up to the front would limit the view of the tickets and I did not want big chunks of styrofoam showing in each corner so I had to get creative.
If you are going to try this, make sure you have the glass in place BEFORE you glue down the cardboard! The cardboard pieces are just wide enough that they hold the glass and keep it from falling out or falling back when the frame is upright.
Now came the hardest part of the whole project: cutting the slot on top. I didn't have much of an idea of what to use to get it going, and being a newlywed I didn't have any power tools except a drill, so made due with what I had. I started by taking a pencil and drawing on where I wanted the slot to be and how wide I wanted it to be. I had to keep in mind that it shouldn't be too deep but it should be wide so wider tickets can slip through easily. Then I asked my wonderful husband to drill a hole or two in the top to get it started. We only had small hand saws to use after that so my arm got a mini workout.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this and it has definitely given me the creative bug! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or any tips to make this easier to understand. I would also love to hear if you made one!