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So, we all make mistakes. Poor food choices. That cringe-worthy outfit from middle school… Well, basically anything from middle school. #amIright? Pinterest fails. Social faux pas. Crafting mistakes. We all have to start somewhere, right?
Well, back before I even had a blog, I decided to make a ticket memory box to keep track of all the ticket stubs from dates that my husband and I went on. A great idea, no? Then when I finally started the blog and was looking for content to post, I realized that I had already completed a pretty cool craft that I could write about. The problem? It wasn’t that pretty to look at, it didn’t reflect my personal home decor style, and my photos of it suuuuuuuucccckkked. You can see the original post here. Can anyone say embarrassing??
Here’s the old “pin-worthy” photo – HAH:
A good idea in theory, but not very well executed. An opportunity arose to team up with Wayfair as a part of their Craft Redux campaign, and I just knew I had to join and give this ticket memory box a new life with a more stylish look.
Wanna make your own? Follow along with the (much improved) tutorial below!
What you’ll need:
- Spray paint in your desired color
- Silhouette CAMEO and vinyl or letter stickers
- Ticket stubs and other memorabilia
Remove any glass and spray paint the inside and outside of your shadowbox in your desired color of spray paint and let dry.
Using your Silhouette machine, pick a fun phrase or design, and have it cut out on a piece of vinyl. Weed your design so only your phrase remains. If you don’t have a Silhouette or other cutting machine, you can achieve a similar look by using stickers or decals that you can purchase from Etsy or any craft store!
Transfer your phrase or design to the glass from your shadowbox. If you have a design cut using a Silhouette or Cricut, use transfer tape to help you move everything over. If using stickers or a decal, eyeball the placement and then apply each sticker by hand.
Fill your shadowbox with ticket stubs and other memorabilia that you want saved. Layer your tickets so more boring ones are in the back and the smaller, more colorful ones are in the front!
Replace the glass and you’re all done 🙂 I’m seriously swooning over my ticket memory box and it’s new hip look. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a gold girl and that I love using my Silhouette to create home decor!
I really love how the subtle gold and white combo really helps the tickets to shine and stand out!
Ahhhh, muuuuuch better. I’m so glad I had the chance to give this ticket memory box a much needed facelift! It fits my decor style now and I’m loving the way it looks instead of cringing every time I walk past it. Yay for fixing past mistakes! Let’s have a last look at a good ol’ before and after, shall we?
If you want to get your craft on, Wayfair has a great selection of supplies here.
Need a place to store all those supplies? Wayfair has you covered for that too!
What’s one thing you wish you could redo?