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« on: July 24, 2009 12:44:23 PM »

I have a terrible habit of not being able to chuck out my train tickets - I like the memories of the journeys (most of the time!) and now I have loads and loads.

This is about a 1/4 of my 'collection'

Previously I have covered a big storage box and book with them but I don't know what to do with next, any ideas would be very appreciated :-)

« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 01:18:42 PM »

My friend used to take all her movie tickets and cover her bedroom door in them. Maybe you could do something like this.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 01:31:44 PM »

I make dangle earrings out of my old tickets.  Today I am wearing 50-50 drawing tickets from last weeks stock car races.  When my daughter gets home from her trip and I get my camera back, I will send a pic, but in the meantime, here is a sample of a single ticket earring...

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 01:42:53 PM »

I would make some kind of chandelier out of them, I think it would look great.

« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009 01:43:40 PM »

I have quite a large collection of train tickets too!  Grin When I get time I'm planning to (somehow...) make a pack of cards from them.  My YP railcard has now expired (I'm too old Sad ) , and I'm thinking it might make a joker!
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009 01:58:16 PM »

You could make them into a cool little altered book like this one by kaesea

Lots more takes on the mini book in the craftster thread:

Maybe try one hundred things I love about train journeys! or if you recall each journey you could alter each ticket accordingly  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009 03:31:26 PM »

You should make the book above and write a little about each trip of the appropriate ticket. Are the backs blank?

 Maybe make a template to cover the white part, or use some type of transparent paper and decoupage it on there. Your own mini travel journal. It you didn't enjoy a particular one, leave it out, save it for ephemera to use for a swap.

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009 03:39:42 PM »

Depending on how big and thick they are (I live in a city with no train so no idea here) you could make a gum wrapper type purse out of them.


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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009 03:49:11 PM »

While visiting an anthropolgie store in california i noticed they had alot of really cool chandeliers, one was made of raffle tickets and paper clips. It looked like it would be super easy, and fast to make.  Im pretty sure i took a picture of it lemme see if i can dig up the picture.  Wink


Ta da! Cool right? All you'd need is a couple metal circles, when i went up an touched it the paper clips wernt fastened on it or anything, just hanging.
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009 09:42:05 AM »

Perhaps you could cover a box to keep your used train tickets in?

Or a wallet/carrying case to hold your current train ticket? A purse?

I love the chandelier idea! It would mean an orange ad white chandelier though... or you would lose what each ticket was from. Do you have an orange and white room to hand it in?

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