How to make your own scratch-offs | How About Orange

July 07, 2011

How to make your own scratch-offs


Continuing the "Wish I'd Thought of That" series, learn to make your own scratch-offs from Martha Stewart. I've seen several tutorials for creating scratch-off tickets using dish soap and paint, and always wanted to test it. At Martha, the mixture is applied to a save-the-date wedding announcement. To see the instructions, click here. (Note the tips in the comments, too.)

18 comments:

meilingsmailings said...

What a great series!!!

I've seen the scratch off concept done so many time but this one was a great execution by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for the post!

DieselMonkey said...

I did this with our "we've moved" cards - covering our new address. Was pretty easy to do. (I used a layer of clear nail polish to cover the text before the paint. Helped to protect from scratching off.)

Kristie said...

Love this!

Grandma G said...

Cute, but seems like an awful lot of work for something you're gonna tell 'em, anyway. ;)))

Mum/lazy

trish valdellon said...

aside from nail polish you can also use clear tape so it scratches neatly and doesn't tear off your paper :)

Valerie said...

I love doing this --- I made scratch-off Valentines last year for my small group using a recipe I found via Family Fun magazine. I applied the paint/soap solution to clear contact paper and then cut out whatever shape I wanted. Peel the backing off the contact paper and apply directly over top of the image you want to cover up! Easy!

Melissa at MasterPiece Weddings said...

I love this idea! It is such a unique save-the-date and so much fun!

randomcreative said...

I love the idea of using one of those for a save the date like in the picture. So creative!

Little Madeleines said...

Smart! Would love to try them once I'm free!

Ridgely's Radar said...

Fun idea for invitations! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Brown said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kaylyn said...

Oh!! I can send 'secret messages' to my grandchildren!! :>

Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove said...

This is wonderful. I loved them immediately when I saw them in Martha's magazine It's just so much fun!

n*stitches said...

Cool idea! I hope I can try it out mmyself. I liked Valerie's suggestion using contact paper.

babalisme said...

I am really surprised that this is very easy to make! I thought only some high tech machines could do this!

Erin said...

I cannot believe you can make your own scratch-offs! Love it!!!!

KitschyHippo said...

Fun! Love this tutorial..

pochy said...

Hi,

There are also scratch-off inks available on Etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MSLinktech?section_id=11321852

They are really handy.

Bye

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