As you may or may not have seen already, for our viewing of Hamilton, which was recently released onto Disney Plus, we created our own DIY Hamilton tickets.
The tickets were super easy to create, and accompanied with some popcorn and cocktails – if you’re of drinking age – it added to the magic and to our excitement for a night of theatre, albeit from home instead.
So, to help you make your own Hamilton tickets, I’ve created a step-by-step guide to how we made ours.
How We Did It
To create our tickets, we used the free and easy to use app Canva. Canva is also available to use via the Internet too, though. Essentially it’s a graphic design app that allows you to create anything from creative social media infographics, to posters, tickets and so much more. Even if creating a ticket isn’t something you think you’ll actually do, it’s worth checking out Canva as it’s likely to be both relevant and beneficial to so many people, not just in your leisure time, but for work too. Whilst strictly speaking Canva is a freemium app, you can do so many things on there for free anyway.
With Canva, if you are just downloading it for the first time, as soon as you log on to Canva, you are able to easily see all the types of graphics you can choose. If you can’t find the option right away, give the word “ticket” a search and options will appear for you.
Once you’ve established what you want to create, a ticket, many options for templates will appear. It is obviously your choice entirely how you wish to create the ticket, and you can make lots of adjustments to the ticket anyway, but using a template helps, definitely. The templates have a professional look and are easier to alter than creating a ticket from absolute scratch.
Once we had chosen a template to use, as the tickets are DIY and for our own use only, we decided to use the Hamilton graphic to make the ticket look as realistic as possible. We also used the colours used in the Hamilton branding, which are mainly gold and black when we came to adjusting the colours for the details such as seat number, location and time.
Once we were completing happy with our design, we exported it and went to print it. Now, you have two options really. You can either print the two pieces separately and stick them together, or you can align them and print them so that it’s double sided, like a real ticket naturally is. We opted for the second option as we had the resources to be able to do this. You can learn more about how to print double sided in this article.
To finish the ticket’s classy look off, again as we had the resources to do so, we laminated it. This gives it a smooth, professional feel and enables it to be a keepsake for us, as a summer 2020 memory of ours. However, if you can’t laminate, not to worry, as you could use gloss paper instead, or protect the tickets with a plastic wallet.
I hope this article is of help and if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to comment below or contact our blog page on our social medias.