Hello, hello!! Have you been enjoy Disney Week so far? I have!! I love seeing the creative ideas from all of my blogging buddies. There is SOO much talent in this world! I love it! I meant to post this yesterday, but life gets crazy with two little ones at home, so I am going to share it tonight and then tomorrow you are going to get even MORE fab Disney posts! After all, there really isn’t such a thing as too much Disney, am I right? :) In the meantime, tonight I am going to share my Disney Ticket Stub Frame with you.
I have always been a ticket stub frame master. I am very sentimental and always saved all of the ticket stubs when I started dating a new guy in college with whom I was particularly smitten. If those relationships got serious, then somewhere down the road those fellas would inevitably get one of my ticket stub frames with a pic of us inside of it. I loved making those things. I made one for my husband when we got engaged, but it is packed in a box somewhere in my dad’s basement (we are living with him to save money at the moment), so I couldn’t share it today. Another post on another day! Today I am sharing the ticket stub frame that I made using all of the ticket stubs, buttons, maps, and other memoribilia that I collected and saved during our family’s unforgettable trip to Disneyland a few years back.
To make your own ticket stub frame you will need the following:
* an unfinished wooden frame (This one is from Hobby Lobby.)
* a collection of ticket stubs and other memoribilia
* scissors and glue sticks
* Mod Podge and a paint brush
Begin by laying out your various papers and arranging them in a variety of layout possibilities. If you don’t want to cut your actual ticket stubs and papers you can color copy them ahead of time and use the copies. This gives the added bonus of the pieces all lying flat during the Mod Podge portion of the project, which gives the frame a very smooth, finished look. I used to always copy them, but this time around I went straight for the stubs since I had so many.
Begin cutting your papers to fit. I like to have mine overlap in a variety of directions, often even with large pieces lying underneath smaller pieces so that they peek through in a variety of spots. I am something of a perfectionist about these frames, so I like to do quite a bit of cutting and planning before I ever glue. One thing that I do is lay the papers approximately where I want them and use my fingernail to fold the papers down where I will need to cut, as shown below. Then I start glueing things down in sections, repeating until the frame is completely covered.
Once your frame is covered with your ticket stubs and papers, you can coat the entire frame with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Once it dries completely you may want to add a second thin layer of Mod Podge.
Now just add your favorite Disney vacay photo! I love this shot of my silly little boy wearing his Peter Pan Halloween costume (we were there on Halloween) with his hero of the time, Lightening McQueen. Oh man I miss those chubby cheeks and ringlet curls.
Isn’t this the FUNNEST way to display your Disney vacation memories? I think so! Oh, how I LONG to go back!!