Happy Saturday, everyone! As a kid, I looked forward to visiting the fair every summer. I always made my way to the midway and have been perpetually fascinated with the mysterious sideshow banners. My project today features this essential part of the fairground of my youth – a sideshow ticket booth fashioned from a GSL Fortune Teller Booth, available over at Alpha Stamps.
Before gluing the booth together, I papered the interior walls of the booth with BoBunny Double Dot paper in a deep red. I used the side wall pieces as templates to cut both the interior and exterior papers.
I added a few fun embellishments cut from Graphic 45's Le Cirque borders, a 30 cent event ticket and an ALIVE image I photocopied from a book on sideshows.
These five pieces make up the base of the booth.
Once those were glued together I topped it with the booth's floor, which was covered in a wood grain paper from Recollections.
Then glued in place.
Next the booth's walls were glued in place. I used a rubber band to hold everything together while the glue dried.
The platform was painted a deep brown.
Here are the five pieces that made the roof of the booth. The ceiling was papered in Paper Studio Great Circus Company paper.
The exterior got the same Recollections wood grain paper and a few HO scale sideshow poster decals. I found those on ebay while searching for a sideshow poster for my craft room. :-)
Thanks for stopping by!
GSL Products Used
Other Products Used
Paper Studio Great Circus Company
BoBunny Double Dot paper
Graphic 45 Le Cirque borders
Sideshow poster water decals