So summer is in full swing and you’ve managed to acquire a pile of tickets and ticket stubs that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away. Somehow, these little pieces of paper hold pieces of your memory, and you’re much too nostalgic to give them up.
Here’s some ideas for you so your tickets (whether of the plane, movie, concert, or reckless-driving variety) don’t just sit in a pile in your drawer, away from the light of day.
This may seem like the obvious first choice as it’s the classic organizer for memories. You can keep the tickets in order, add a decorative picture or extra trinket here or there, and and you’ll never run out of room – you can insert more pages when you’ve reached capacity.
If that sounds like too much work for you, try a photo album. It serves the same function as a scrapbook but without the work of pasting all the tickets down.
Sort of like the scrapbook, this takes a bit of energy to complete, but the end product is well worth it. You could take one giant frame and paste them all facing outward at the room, or maybe you’ll want to use several smaller frames and make a very put-together wall collage. Either way, this is the best way to show off all your adventures to all your friends who stop by.
Box them up
Get one of those ridiculously thick picture frames and paint a little picture or write some words on the inside of the glass. Toss your tickets inside the frame and . . . voila! DIY wall art with minimal effort!
Make a jam
And by “jam” I mean put them in a jam jar. You can look at them from afar and ponder all those good times without any work at all. This way, they’re elegantly gathered and put up out of the way, and with the lid tightened on top, there is no chance of spillage. If you’re feeling especially artsy, add a bow on top, or maybe some doo-dad that you collected at one of your summer events.
Much like the jam jar, you could put all your tickets in a cute piggy bank! On a day in the distant future, a day when you’re feeling especially nostalgic or happy or sad, you could crack this sucker open and discover a visual representation of all these fantastic memories. I’d say these memories are even better than the loose change that ends up in a regular piggy bank.
But really, you could even go so crazy as to try to papier-mache them into a basket! Has anyone tried that yet?
Do YOU have a way to keep your leftover ticket stubs? Let us know @theMoshery!
Corinne Pachl is a recent graduate from Truman State University whose heart will always lie in the depths of Kansas City, MO. Since studying abroad in Europe, she just wants to travel and eat food from all over the world. Until her next adventure, she aspires to find happiness and understanding in the soundtrack of everyday life.