After seeing Kaylah/The Dainty Squid’s post on how to make your own scratch-off tickets, I knew I had to try it!
I’ve always struggled with whether or not to include little gifts/trinkets/freebies in the packages I send out. I like giving y’all a fun shopping experience, but I also don’t want stuff to go to waste that you would never eat/use. These scratcher tickets are a super cool idea, because you get to play a game, and maybe win a coupon code for your next purchase!
I tried to follow Kaylah’s instructions exactly. I used that acrylic craft paint that comes in a bottle and is kind of runny. I’d be curious to try it with acrylic artist/painter’s paint, since it seems thicker out of the tube. I put on 4 coats. It was hard to be patient!! I’d start-repainting too early and break the pudding-skin of my previous coat! Also, I just printed janky cards on regular old card stock, and the painter’s tape really ripped some of the paper up. I wouldn’t really recommend that route!
I was really excited when they actually worked though! They actually finally got dry, and the skin stopped breaking, and it all actually scratched off with a coin. Super fun!!
I made 16 of them, lost a couple due to the painter’s tape, and sent out the survivors in my last batch of Etsy packages. They ranged from “Oops, Try Again!” up to 30% off.
I still like the idea of including a game to win things, but I’m not sure I will go this super DIY route next time. I found it a bit too time-consuming for me personally, but I’ll be sure to stick with the idea and come up with something for you guys soon!
(p.s. beanieweenie is not a valid coupon code … hehe)