Cinema Ticket Frame

I absolutely love themes, and interior craft projects. A couple of years ago I decorated my tiny university room with a ‘seaside’ theme, because uni was stressful and the beach reminded me of holidays! These decorations have been transferred to my room at home, but over the last year I have collected a few newer ideas for a theme, thanks to my final year 1930s module, the general hype around Great Gatsby!
Cinema Ticket Frame

I also have a really rather unreasonable tendency to hoard sentimental things like tickets, and decided that it was high time to do something with them (now that my keepsake box is full!!). As always, Pinterest came to the rescue: in the form of ticket box frames! There’s quite a variety in terms of quality out there, but I knew that thanks to my dad’s framing skills & my creative vision, I could make something fun…
Cinema Ticket Frame

The idea is that it looks a bit like a reflection in a vintage theatre dressing room mirror. So to start with, I got out some bits and bobs, including fairy lights which are draped over an empty frame (through which the picture is taken) to decorate the table. Now to be entirely honest with you, you can probably skip this latter part, unless all your tickets are miniscule and won’t cover it up! Finally, I simply changed the colour into black & white.

Cinema ticket frame box

I looked in a few charity shops for box-frames (where the glass stands a few cm away from the picture) so that I could just take out the back and stick a new image over the top… however even better still, I found I already had one! The tricky bit is slicing off a little of the top of the hardboard that goes behind your image, so that there’s a slot into which you can insert the tickets. This is a much easier solution than trying to carve a slot into the middle of the wooden frame at the top.

Cinema Ticket Frame

Here it is, on the mantelpiece of my new room!
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