Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Little Bit Crafty - Keepsake Ticket

Well, this was just a little crafty idea I had for my husband's Christmas stocking this year.  He and our son attended the Grey Cup this year (if you follow American football and not Canadian - think Superbowl) and the tickets were so pretty I asked them to bring them home for me.  I made a little remembrance of the big game for each of them by framing the tickets.  I scoured the thrift stores until I found a couple of nice deep frames of the appropriate size with good mats in them.  I dismantled the frames and cleaned them well.  Next I took the original picture backing and covered it with some of my gorgeous silk velvet (what I sacrifice I made for my guys - lol!).  Then I centered the ticket, glued them down and reassembled the frames.  Voila!  Going to the Grey Cup game could well be a once in a lifetime thing for these guys, and they were both really pleased with them.  Of course, having the eye of a carpenter my husband questioned my ability to center anything or make it level but we've worked through that, lol.

I thought I would pass this on as a little gift idea.  With the big bands now touring all over, even places like Alberta, I think this would be a good idea for concert tickets too.  Say, if you manage to see the Stones, or someone like that?

1 comment:

Jackie said...

What a great gift (s), This is a forever memory and how wonderful of you to gift them with that memory.