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10 creative ways to show off your old concert tickets

From revamping your concert kicks to creating a DIY ornament, here are 10 things to do with your old ticket stubs.

January 27, 2020
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How many times have you gone to a concert or festival and end up losing your tickets stub in the depths of your wallet or the next load of laundry? If you’re looking for a creative way to show off and save those old concert tickets, creative crafts are certainly the way to go. 

Whether you’re looking for a fun project or a simple method to keep them all in one place, we’ve compiled a list of ways to store those stubs while simultaneously showing off your musical memories.

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1. Ticket Stub Album

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Many people like to preserve their photos within albums, so why not do the same with those old concert tickets? It’s a quick way to store some of your favorite memories without all the hard work of scrapbooking. Snag a book from your local Walmart or Target, or get a ticket-specific one for $24.99 here.

2. Shadow Box

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This is definitely one of the more convenient ways to store your stubs in one place. Keep it close to your front door so you can drop your ticket stub straight from your pocket into the shadow box.

3. Ornament

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If you’re feeling crafty, then this DIY holiday project is right up your alley. Take a music-themed Christmas tree to the next level by transforming those old ticket stubs into ornaments. It’s a quick, easy and super creative way to show off your concert memories during the holidays.

4. Artwork

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Channel your inner artist by taking those stubs and turning them into artwork you can display in your home, work or dorm. The best part about this art is that there’s no right or wrong way to do it.

5. Fancy Footwork

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Have an old pair of Vans or Converse that are in dire need of a fresh touchup? Take some of your favorite stubs and add them to your concert kicks! It’s a great way to show off your love of music and give an old pair of shoes a new look.

6. Photo frame

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Combine your ticket stubs with a photo from your favorite concert or festival to give yourself the perfect memento. You can snag a cheap photo frame from your local dollar store for a cheap and easy DIY project.

7. Concert-loving Coffee Table

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Step away from Pinterest-planning your ideal coffee table, and just make it yourself. Take that old, grungey looking table you already own and give it a revamp with a ticket tabletop.

8. Letter Rock ‘n Roll

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We’ve all seen those massive carboard-style letters at our local craft stores. While most prefer to give these things a good old-fashioned paint job, you can add your own spin by covering them in your old stubs. Spell out rock, pop-punk, your name—the possibilities are endless.

9. Concert Coasters

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Rest your favorite drink on a memory-filled ticket stub coasters. You can choose to get crafty and make your own, or you can snag these personalized stone concert stub coasters for $39.99 here.

10. Lamp

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You can purchase a hollow, see-through base lamp at numerous stores including Target and Walmart. Think of it as the shadow box project meeting the DIY coffee table craft. It’s the perfect way to shine a little light on your love of festivals and concerts.

Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.