Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pinterest Inspired

We all know that Pinterest is wonderful and amazing and gives us tons of ideas that we may or may not ever actually attempt. But, for me, just knowing that I have boards full of inspiration if and when that desire to decorate/craft/cook hits makes me feel good.

Last week I decided to actually attempt something I had pinned, 
and I must say it turned out wonderfully!

Here was the inspiring pin, simply captioned "scrapbook in a frame."

I keep all kinds of tickets, notes, stickers, pictures, guitar picks, etc from all the concerts, sporting events, musicals, movies etc that I attend. Up until last week I kept them all in a little mason jar. This was, and still is, a great way to keep it all together, but my drive to have personal pieces on my walls in my new apartment drove me to try putting them together in a piece I could display.

Here's how I made my "scrapbook in a frame" and how it turned out!
1. My mason jar of mementos pre-project
2. I taped two pieces of 8.5x11 construction paper together to give myself a 11x17 size to work with. Originally I chose the blue thinking I might let some of it show in spaces, but in the end I liked it completely covered.
3. I layed out all my tickets, notes, and cards and moved it all around til I found an arrangement that I liked.
4. I used Scotch tape to keep it all together. I didn't want to use glue just in case I ever wanted to take something off in the future; Scotch tape gives me the freedom to do that, if I want to.
And here is a close up of the finished collage.

And here it is framed and hanging on my wall!
I'm so happy with it and I can't wait to find a place for it in my new apartment in Ohio!
Do you guys have a favorite pinterest creation you've made?


  1. Love it!!! I may have to do that with my tickets. I have a ton of them hiding somewhere too.

  2. That is seriously adorable!!! Believe it or not I've not saw that one on Pinterest yet. I've completed several pinterest projects. I LOVE that site :)

  3. Haha I am totally doing the mason jar thing! But I love this - I might copy :)


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