Make an impressive display for your tickets using an adhesive, an affordable wooden frame and your beloved tickets. With some matte gel medium (found at any craft store), affix a few of your favorite ticket stubs around the perimeter of the frame, wrapping them around the edges like wallpaper. Fill the frame with a photo from one of the shows. Hang on to the keepsake, or give it as a gift to your best concert buddy.
Have you been to a lot of festivals? Well, now you have a reason to save those wristbands. You know the ones—those tight, plastic bands you’re expected to wear throughout a three-day, hot and sweaty festival? Perhaps wash them first. Then, when you have 25 or so saved, simply tie them to the outer edge of a dreamcatcher, which you can find at any major craft store. Now you can admire all the musical dreams you’ve caught over the course of your rockin’ adventures.
Ticket-Stub Coffee Table
A DIY concert ticket table requires a little elbow grease and a few simple materials, the most important of which is an impressive collection of concert tickets. The number of tickets you’ll need depends on the size of the table, but a large table could take up to 100—not a problem for the avid concertgoer. Follow these simple steps.
- Glue all the tickets flat to the table, using five coats of a matte gel medium. (This will help ensure that the next key ingredient, polyurethane, doesn't seep into the tickets.)
- Tape the edges and sides of the table to protect them from the poly, put down a drop cloth and put on protective gloves.
- Mix the poly according to the box's instructions and pour it onto the table. If you're worried about air bubbles (they can distort the paper), you can use a torch gun with butane to remove them.
- Let the table dry for at least 48 hours before removing the tape. Sand the edges with fine sandpaper to soften it up, and voila, you have a cool new piece of furniture and an incredible conversation piece.