My girlfriend and I love movies. For our first anniversary, I wanted to make something that celebrated our shared love of film, and incorporated the stubs I’d saved over the previous year. I decided to create a deposit box that we could display in our apartment and drop our tickets into after returning home from a movie.
Materials: Shadow box, various sheets of craft paper, and spray adhesive.
Equipment: Milling machine, Exact-o knife, straight edge.
The first step in creating the drop box was to drill a slot in the top. I put a piece of masking tape over the top to mark the center and protect the surface.
I found the center by using a caliper and used a milling machine to drill.
Because the shadow box was made from a composite plastic material, the edges were very rough.
In order to smooth off the edges, I used a countersink and made a pass over the slot
I used Photoshop to create an over sized ticket that would be the focal point of this deposit box. I made it a generic shape, however I made the serial number our anniversary. This personalized the gift and is my girlfriend’s favorite aspect of the design.
I digitally distressed the image before printing it on gold parchment paper.
The final step was gluing all of the craft paper together and then to the inside of the box.