What do you do with your train tickets when the journey's over? Maybe they go straight into the bin or get lost at the bottom of your bag for a few months. Perhaps they're given to your employer for reimbursement or used as a bookmark. Or maybe you're the type who likes to get arty, like the ten examples below. Welcome to the incredibly creative world of old train tickets.

 

1: Create a family of cute little owls and name them after your favourite places. Hull Trains destinations make good owl names, especially Grantham and Selby.

 

2: Sketching is a great way to pass the time, develop your skills and express yourself, and this artist has really gone all out by designing a full cast of characters, from a surly policeman to a lady beneath a sky full of stars.

 

3: This mosaic is fantastic and made entirely out of train tickets. Do you think you could create one of a celebrity, historical figure or family member?

 

4: Bet you a tenner that the girls in the Hull Trains offices will soon be wearing amazing ticket dresses of their own.

 

5: Isn't this beautiful? It's almost mesmerising. Such precision, such dedication, such expertise, such a massive amount of tickets!

 

6: A bit of a cheat because they're actually bus tickets but too good to leave out, especially because you can see the different designs used by various countries.

 

7: This could be a lightshade, or maybe it's a centrepiece for the dinner table¦ or a very large paperweight. Either way, turning train tickets into decorative items for use around the home is sooooo in right now, darling.

 

8: Such a simple idea, cutting out the skylines of where you came from (Liverpool) and where you are now (London), yet so wonderfully effective.

 

9: Forget about looking for a needle in a haystack, it's all about threading a needle on a train track.

 

10: If you really want to show off just how often you travel by train, you need to not only make a collage using all of your tickets, but also blatantly communicate how much they cost you. (Here are a couple of fun train facts that pay reference to the price: In 1926, the Soviet Union launched its first electric railway, and in 1980 the Oslo Tunnel opened, connecting the eastern and western networks of Norway.)

 

 

 


 

IMAGE SOURCES

 

1: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/244461085997066086/

 

2: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/244461085997066085/

 

3: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/244461085997066056/

 

4: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/244461085997066063/

 

5: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/244461085997066077/

 

6: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/244461085997066066/

 

7: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/244461085997066052/

 

8: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/495747871451275589/

 

9: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/93801604709099584/

 

10: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/344243965237162089/

 

 

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