DIY Ticket Stub Memory Box

ticket stub memory box

It’s Monday, y’all! Are you guys surviving out there? I’m finally catching a breather after a whirlwind of a weekend. Phew! My beautiful sister got married on Saturday and it was an absolutely gorgeous wedding. My sister is crafty, too (it must run in the family!) and she DIY’ed a TON of Pinterest projects for her big day. From centerpieces to decor to photo props – she did it all! I’m a little jelly that Pinterest wasn’t big when I got married – I had to come up with inspiration ideas myself and that was tough! Anyone else want a re-do? Haha 😉 Here are a couple photos from my sister’s awesome photographer, Genesa of Genesa Richards Photography. Isn’t my sister a GORGEOUS bride? I’m the bridesmaid on the bottom right! 🙂

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Weddings are so great and there are so many little details to treasure and keep, like the program, or menu, or ribbons. After looking through my special box of memories like these, I discovered I had a LOT of ticket stubs that were gathering dust in the bottom of the cardboard box. Tickets to movies and concerts I have been to with my husband from when we were dating, special events I went to with friends or family – TONS of great memories all on those little stubs of paper. I decided I wanted a fun way to display them so I commenced in making a DIY ticket stub memory box. It’s super easy and is a great way to keep all of your important memories where you can admire them! I’ll show you how you can make one in just a few easy steps. Let’s get started 🙂

Ticket Stub Memory Box Materials

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Shadow Box with a glass front

Spray Paint (optional)


– Ticket Stubs

Any sort of shadow box can be used for this project. I got mine from Ikea a looongg time ago and it features a glass plate that slides on and off the front, so I can easily drop my tickets in. Feel free to drill a slot in the top of your shadow box to make adding tickets easier, or just open up the back of your frame any time you need to add something new!

Step 1

If desired, spray paint your shadow box, making sure you remove the glass and tape off anything you don’t want painted. Mine was already spray painted red from it’s previous life, and I decided to keep the color!

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Step 2

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Make your ticket sign! I had a ticket from a Seattle Ghost Tour (my husband and I like weird stuff like that haha) that already said ‘admit one’ and was in the vintage style, so I knew it would be the perfect sign to distinguish my ticket stub memory box. I simply glued it to some pretty circus ticket scrapbook paper and then taped it to the inside of my glass with some scotch tape. If you don’t have the perfect ticket to use, feel free to make your own using scrapbook paper, markers, stickers, your silhouette, anything you feel like! Here are some examples of what others have done:

Step 3

Add your tickets! Try to keep the bigger ones in the back and the smaller ones in the front so they can be seen!

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And there you have it! Your completed DIY ticket stub memory box! I’m always adding to mine whenever hubby and I go out on a date 🙂 This project gets tons of comments whenever anyone comes over – they think it’s so clever, and rightly so 😉 Ignore my ugly dirty-looking blue/gray walls – hoping to get those painted ASAP!


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What kind of tickets have you saved? Is there one from an extra special date you’ve been on? I’d love to hear some stories!





  • brepurposed says:

    so simple and cute! I love how easy all your projects are, yet they are always such statement pieces. Love!

  • Kristi says:

    What a SUPER fun idea Erica! I wish I had kept all of my tickets now!!!

  • Sarah @ Little Red Brick House says:

    This is such a cute idea, Erica! I have a ton of ticket stubs and concert flyers sitting at the bottom of a cardboard box in my closet. Now I totally want to do this project! Thanks for the awesome idea!

  • So cute! I am with Kristi, wish that I had kept all of my tickets!

  • Emily @ Table + Hearth says:

    Dude! I just bought a shadowbox at lunch yesterday to do exactly this! My husband likes to catch drumsticks after concerts and get them signed (aren’t chicks supposed to do that??) so we have a ton that I think would look awesome all lined up together. We also have stubs and wristbands and various other signed things I’m going to stick in there. He is very proud of all of these and right now they’re just jumbled up in a basket :/

    • Erica Sooter says:

      That sounds SO awesome! Haha, yes, getting drumsticks might be more of a ‘girl’ thing, but hey, whatever floats his boat! 🙂 It sounds like it will be a really cool display – I’d love to see some pictures when you get it put together!

  • Love this, Erica! I had SO MANY ticket stubs from back in the day . . . but I think I threw them all out! I wish I would have had this idea long ago. Maybe all my DMB tickets would be safe instead of in a dumpster. Ha!

    • Erica Sooter says:

      Oh no!!! Bummer! I can be kind of a hoarder when it comes to mementos like that so I’m glad that I now have them displayed instead of in a box in the closet 🙂

  • Shambray says:

    I have wanted to make one of these for awhile now! It turned out so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Erica Sooter says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I definitely needed a place to put all those saved ticket stubs! Do you have any stubs that are from a really cool event or movie?

  • Cool project for a ticket stub box. It’s really cool to see all the variety that there is with something so small. I’m kind of curious to know if you happened to have any wristband stubs at all in there. If not, I’m kind of interested to learn if people have kept those for different events and if they have some kind of display similar to this.

    • Erica Sooter says:

      Hi Taylor – thanks for your comment! I do have wristbands in there from various concerts/fairs/events! I can’t bear to throw any of it away, haha 🙂 If you were looking for a more obvious way to save them, you could try framing several of them in one frame with a little label below each telling what the event was. Hope to see you at Dwell Beautiful again soon! 🙂

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