Tickets American Flag

4th of July 2011 007.1

I love Summer decorating especially for the 4th of July. July also reminds me of carnivals, sno-cones, fireworks, kiddie rides, and game booths. When I saw these tickets at the dollar store I knew I wanted to use them in my July decorating and make a tickets American flag.

I used an 8″x10″ frame because that’s what I had. If I were going to buy one I’d probably get a bigger one for bigger impact. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8″x10″ to fit inside the frame. Then I used it as a guide for my tickets. I layed out my flag design then adhered it to the cardstock with double sided tape.

Once it was complete I placed it in the white frame. And there you have it.

I love how it turned out. It was just what I had in mind. I still have a ton of tickets so I need to think of another fun project to use them on.

Have you started crafting or decorating for the 4th of July?

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
DIY Under $5 at A Little Tipsy
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Hookin Up With HOH at House of Hepworths
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs
Patriotic Categorically Crafting Show at Someday Crafts
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal
Sunday Scoop at I Heart Naptime
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

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  • Beth D. June 20, 2011, 6:25 pm

    so cute! i love the things that can be found at the dollar store. very creative!!
    Beth D. recently posted..Graffiti

  • Mel June 20, 2011, 8:01 pm

    this is bsolutely adorable! I think I need to make a trip to our dollar store and see if they have some of those tickets!

  • Sherri S June 20, 2011, 8:12 pm

    LOVE it! Adorable and great idea from the Dollar store.

  • Lisa June 20, 2011, 8:32 pm

    How cool is this?! I would have never thought of that. I LOVE this idea. I’m with you…I’m a big fan of the 4th. PS I hope things are smoothing out with your family. I’ve been thinking of you.
    Lisa recently posted..Monster Cookies with Monster Milk &amp Other Unique Gifts from etsy- etc

  • Laura@ComeTogetherKids June 20, 2011, 8:42 pm

    What a fun idea! I might have to swing by our dollar store to see if I can score some of those tickets too.

  • Amy June 20, 2011, 9:53 pm

    This is so clever. I love how it looks. I should probably get out my fourth of July decor, but since we also have the 24th I’m not usually in a hurry in June since I keep it up all July.
    p.s. did you get my text about Ashlee’s shindig?

  • Whitney Ulrich June 20, 2011, 11:17 pm

    I LOVE this! seriously how stinkin cute is this. I must copy you 🙂

  • Madigan at madiganmade June 21, 2011, 3:31 am

    This is genius! What a neat idea. It looks so cute. The leftovers would be fun to play with, too. (Bunting? Drink tags? hmm….)

  • Kari June 21, 2011, 4:19 am

    I love it when you can take an every day ordinary thing and turn it into something extraordinary. 🙂

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage June 21, 2011, 7:33 am

    I love this Leanne!! 🙂 Hope all is well with you and things are getting back on track! 🙂
    Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage recently posted..Using Hydrangeas in Home Decor

  • Jennifer June 21, 2011, 8:21 am

    I so love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • btanders June 21, 2011, 8:24 am

    What a clever idea! I am going to have to look for some tickets now!
    btanders recently posted..More 4th of July Treats!

  • the cape on the corner June 21, 2011, 9:14 am

    wow, great idea!

  • Staci@tales from the s*crap*room June 21, 2011, 11:35 am

    What a very clever idea!! I have a TON of these and this would make cute gifts too!!
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  • Ellie G June 21, 2011, 12:18 pm

    I love, love, love this, Leanne! What an AWESOME use for those tickets. And what is it about tickets, anyway? I kind of adore them….only I can’t explain why. Anyway, this is fab. And I’m going to be sharing it on my FB page today. Hope that’s okay. 🙂
    Ellie G recently posted..Coming to America-TODAY!

  • Coley June 21, 2011, 3:38 pm

    This is adorable and a creative use for tickets!

  • Heidi Ferguson June 21, 2011, 7:06 pm

    I’ve been loving all your crafts you’ve come up with lately–they are so simple and beautiful! Also I’ve been travelling the last week or so so I missed the news about your daughter and family crisis–it sounds scary! Hopefully everything is going okay now, email me if you need to talk about it! Also I will be in Utah soon so I’d love to see you if that would be possible. 🙂 Miss you!
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  • Carmella June 22, 2011, 6:01 am

    LOVE this!! What a fun idea! I am always thinking I should buy some of these tickets for something….now I know just what to do with them, thanks so much for sharing!

  • Maria-Isabel June 22, 2011, 4:53 pm

    omgosh! I LOVE this! I have to make this now! So cute, thanks for sharing!!
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  • Paula June 23, 2011, 4:06 am

    What a clever idea! I’ll bet that you’ll receive many compliments on this from guests.
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  • MBC scrapbooking June 23, 2011, 5:15 am

    This is such a sweet idea! The tickets look fantastic both up close and also far away- great job. Found you from CSI:)
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  • kelli June 23, 2011, 5:23 am

    That is such a great idea! I wanted to do something similar with some paint chips, but it didn’t turn out like I wanted. I may have to look for some tickets instead:)
    kelli recently posted..4th of July Tin Can Windsocks

  • Lauren June 23, 2011, 6:15 am

    Well this is just too darn cute!! How clever of you to see a flag with those tickets! Love everything about this!

  • Mindie June 23, 2011, 8:27 am

    Hi, Besides a weekly anything goes link party, I have a new ongoing free give away link party now too. Share your give aways or enter to win.
    Hope to see you soon at

    Come strut your stuff! I love this sign!

  • Corinna June 23, 2011, 9:21 am

    Are you kidding me? This is just the cutest thing EVER!
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  • Kristen June 23, 2011, 10:57 am

    I hope its ok that I featured this project on my blog You did a great job with this!!!
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  • Holly June 23, 2011, 12:25 pm

    I LOVE this!!!!! Great job!

  • Alexis June 23, 2011, 10:37 pm

    Stinkin’ Genius!

  • Ashley @ Simply Designing June 24, 2011, 7:46 am

    What a GENIUS idea!! I love this!!!

    I host a weekly Friday link party I would love you to come and join if you are interested!

    Also, I just wanted you to know that I am giving away a babycakes Cake Pop maker right now and would love for you to come and enter my giveaway!

    Thanks and have a fabulous Friday!

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  • Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 June 24, 2011, 10:30 am

    This is absolutely awesome! I love the old-school look of the tickets, and the way you put them together in an homage to the American flag is incredible!

    So glad I saw your linkup at Just a Girl!

    New follower and fan,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17
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  • Kelley June 24, 2011, 12:53 pm

    What a fun idea! I love it.
    Have a great weekend.
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  • Michelle June 25, 2011, 3:20 pm

    Saw this in the linky and loved it so naturally it was from you. 😉 You are so creative, someday I want to be super woman like you! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!
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  • angie June 25, 2011, 5:22 pm

    I love this very cool looking patriotic and nice I would never have thought about using tickets come see what I shared at
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  • greenbean June 26, 2011, 6:02 am

    love this!…too too cute!…

  • C.R.A.F.T. June 26, 2011, 4:38 pm

    I would love for you to link this up to MMM this week! Such a great idea 🙂
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  • Donna @ Catch a falling star June 27, 2011, 9:01 pm

    How ingenious!
    I love it!
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  • kathryn June 29, 2011, 9:09 am

    this is so great! I may have to feature you in my idea board today. I love it!


  • Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper July 3, 2011, 12:59 pm

    This looks great! Wouldn’t have thought of using tickets but it sure did work out great.

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!

  • Beth @ Free Stylin' July 4, 2011, 11:48 am

    I absolutely LOVE this idea!! SO cute! And the price?! Awesome. 🙂

  • Sally July 7, 2011, 11:34 am

    Going to the dollar store NOW!!! Will be ready forLabor day!!!! So clever! Thank you!

  • Mel the Crafty Scientist June 29, 2014, 11:42 am

    Love this project – so creative and festive and thrifty! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of my very favorite July 4th projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )
    -Mel the Crafty Scientist 
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