I have recently officially added raffle ticket rolls to my ever-growing roster of incredibly-versatile-found-papers-to-make-things-with. This project is just the ticket for crafting with little ones—working with
strips of raffle tickets is particularly simple because they’re already cut perfectly straight and are easy to tear. Plus kids (of all ages) will be proud to use their work and eat their breakfast cereal off these place mats. Talk about a meal ticket!
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Announcing the biggest, best, most innovative book ever on paper craft. Even better, this is not about how to use costly, artsy paper, but how to turn stuff around the house—magazines and shopping bags, candy wrappers and paint sample cards, wrapping paper, old maps, and paper towel tubes—into stunning jewelry, gifts, home de?cor, party favors, and much more. Chances are you’ve seen the author’s cutting-edge work in the windows of Anthropologie, where she is the chain’s merchandising manager. An inveterate crafter who creates projects and styles photo shoots for magazines like Parents and Vogue Knitting, Kayte Terry takes the most versatile of materials and the most basic of crafts (remember snipping valentines out of construction paper?), and creates something ...© 2013 Kayte Terry / Workman · Reproduced with permission.
Rip off eight strips of six tickets from one ticket roll. Rip off six strips of eight tickets from the other ticket roll.
On a clean surface, lay out the longer strips of tickets lengthwise and tape them down along the left edge.
Start weaving in the shorter strips. Take one strip and weave under and over until you reach the opposite edge. Push the short strip close to the taped edge.
Weave the next strip over, then under, until you reach the opposite edge. Push this strip as close as you can to the first strip.
Continue weaving the short strips until you reach the end of the long strips. Your place mat should be six strips high by eight strips across.
Roll out a piece of clear contact paper and remove the paper backing. Carefully press the back of the woven tickets to the contact paper.
Leaving a 1?4" allowance on all sides, cut around the contact paper with a craft knife on a cutting mat.
Roll out a second piece of clear contact paper and remove the paper backing. Flip the woven mat and carefully press it against the contact paper, making sure the contact paper seals together at the edge. Leaving a 1?4" allowance, trim around the contact paper to line up with the first side. Optional: Stitch around the place mat with a 1?4" seam allowance.