Scratch Off Lottery Tickets - DIY + Free Printables

There are a lot of birthdays in August among my family and friends, and I've been thinking a lot about which presents to get. And I thought it could be fun to have twelve little presents, one for each month, instead of one gift. So I made a set of twelve scratch off lottery tickets! Each ticket has a different prize, such as a movie night with friends, a dinner out,  a spa entry with massage or a weekend getaway.


If you like that idea, here is how you do it :

1. Print the following images on cardstock. Print images 1 and 2 on one side of the paper, and image 3 on the other side.


EDIT : Find the free printable tickets templates in another color scheme here.

(Image 1 - click image for larger view)
Image 2 (click image for larger view)
Image 3 (click image for larger view)

2. Write the prizes in the squares.
3. Laminate. If you don't want to laminate, you can also put a piece of sticky back plastic onto the squares.
4. Cut the cards.
5. Mix 1 part of liquid dish soap and two parts of silver acrylic paint. Paint over the squares. When it's completely dry, apply another layer.
6. Let dry, and you're done!


I hope you like it! 

ArtMind posted a wonderful tutorial on how to make scratch off tickets, be sure to check it out here for more inspiration! And you can also browse through her tutorials page for tons of awesome project ideas!

If you want to share it on your blog (thank you so much!), please use only one or two photos and link back to the original post. Please don't sell or redistribute my free printables. Thank you!

41 comments:

  1. This is so ingenious! I'm literally over the awesomeness! This is such an excellent little present idea and I'm so excited to try it out (scampers to the store to buy silver paint). Also, what sort of washing liquid did you use for this? love <3

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  2. I'm so super happy to hear that you are going to try it out Ashlee! I used my usual Ajax lemon but any dishwashing liquid will work :)

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  3. such a fun idea! new follower from the etsy blog team. looking forward to more :)

    theinspiredlens.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh Wow! I love this idea sooo much! Pure genius! I blogged about it the minute I saw it! Hope you don't mind - I linked to you! Do you think this would work with another colour paint, or does it have to be metallic/silver? Thanks! S xx

    http://bedroomcrafter.blogspot.com/

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  5. lovely idea! i'll use it soon!
    x
    V.

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  6. Anonymous8/09/2011

    What do you mean by washing liquid? Laundry detergent, liquid dish soap, etc. Other than tht question it is a wonderful idea and I can't wait to try it out!

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  7. This is such a fun idea!! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

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  8. @Síona : Thank you so much! Any color of acrylic paint will work.

    @Anonymous: I mean liquid dish soap. Sorry it was unclear, I just changed it!

    @ashley, vivi, Ahsley and LimeRiot : Thank you so much for your sweet comments, I'm so happy you like it!

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  9. I've done silver crayon before for the same effect, sort of, but silver acrylic paint is clearly going to be a much better look. Can't wait to try it!

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  10. Love this idea, so cute - and my husband loves lotto tickets so it would be perfect next time I need a small gift for him.

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  11. I am in LOVE with this idea!! I will totally be trying this VERY soon. Love your blog, you now have a new follower! =)

    www.sroskillydesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. I absolutely LOVE this idea. I've pinned it to my pinterst board. Found you on CraftGawker.

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  13. Gosh, how genius is this!

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  14. I love this idea and am definetely going to be trying it!! For the dish soap and paint... how much did you use of each??

    Love your blog too! Just started following!

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  15. Thanks so much for your comments, I'm so happy you like it!

    @Liz : That depends on how much tickets you want to make. You need 1 part of dish soap and two parts of paint. I made 24 and used one teaspoon of dish soap and two teaspoons of paint.

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  16. I love this and I am LOVING yellow and grey right now!

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  17. I love this! Amazing! I am totally including these in a card for a birthday or holiday and maybe even with some of my Etsy orders with a coupon code! I can't wait to make these!

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  18. Has anyone actually tried it yet? I'd like to know what it looks like after you scratch the paint off. Obbviously, it's not going to look like the last picture on the display. What does the print look like after it's been scratched? What ink should i use?

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  19. Ky: I tried it! It works great! :) As long as you laminate it {or use packing tape to laminate it like I did} it comes off real easy...just like a scratch off {only a little messier}.

    I will be showing my finished one on my blog on Thursday if you want to see how it came out.
    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com

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  20. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for the fab inspiration and printables!!

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  21. I love this idea!

    Also, I read the text on that last photo and instantly found myself thinking the restaurant sounded very familiar! Then, I saw the Swiss coin! We just moved from Basel and are missing Switzerland very much!

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  22. Really cool idea! It will be used lots I think! Thank you.

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  23. Dose anyone know what the soap does to the paint?

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  24. Fabulous idea- cannot wait to try it
    Thank you
    Judy

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  25. That is soooo coollll!!!! Thank you for posting :)

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  26. Thank you so much for posting this! I used this idea to make a deployment countdown for my hubby!

    http://runnerarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/12/52-things-i-love-about-you-deployment.html

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  27. Anonymous12/23/2011

    We love this idea. Even though our kids are 28 and 31 we thought it would be a great way to give them hints to their gifts, can't wait to see their reaction!

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  28. 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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  29. Anonymous4/08/2012

    this is amazing! thanks for sharing. i may use it for my classroom, actually!!! :-)

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  30. I pinned an image from this tutorial a while ago because I thought it would be cool to make my own scratch cards. This week, according to Pinterest, it was one of my post popular pins so I posted it in the Weekly Pinterest Roundup and asked my readers to come directly to this post to see more.

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  31. This would be great in the classroom!

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  32. I am going to use this idea for my baby's gender reveal for my mom who is 1,200+ miles away. LOVE it!

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