Last time I was at the flea market, I saw this stack of old tickets. Something about them called out to me… I’m a sucker for all things graphic and vintage and 10 dollar-ish. One of the things I love about graphic art is that it provides interesting wall decor without introducing a whole new color pallet. Our master bedroom needed something between these two windows, but it had to be neutral to accommodate the rest of the pattern in the space.
Thanks to my $10-ish tickets and my favorite Ikea Ribba frame, this fun wall art was born!
The directions are silly easy. Trace the mat that comes with the Ribba frame right onto the piece of paper with the product information. I used rubber cement (yep… the stuff from high school art class) and glued one row of tickets at a time onto the paper. I glued the tickets still attached to one another in strips of 10. The nice thing about rubber cement is that it’s easy to use and won’t wrinkle the paper.
Once you’ve glued enough tickets to cover your paper, let it dry and stick it in the frame. The only drawback to an Ikea frame is that the ‘glass’ is actually a sheet of acrylic so there tends to be more glare, but this frame is hanging between two windows so it doesn’t get much direct light.
If you want the abbreviated tutorial… I made a quick video to show the steps in 1 minute or less!
Next time you see a random roll of tickets, snatch them up… no telling when you’ll need some quick and easy wall art!
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