How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette – DIY

by Parita on April 23, 2012 · 85 comments

How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette – DIY

Dear All,

I am super excited today as I am going to show you how to make a magnetic palette at home for storing refills of your eyeshadow/blush/concealer, etc! Β I have been searching for a good and reasonably priced empty magnetic palette for a long time! The reason being I have mixed shapes of eyeshadows and getting a Z palette was the only choice as I could customize it the way I want it! So began my search for a good empty magnetic palette, I tried searching on ebay and Amazon, but the prices were way too high and not to forget shipping charges πŸ™

How To Make Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette DIY

I came across this video on Youtube where the lady showed ways to make an eyeshadow palette at home! Now, I am a complete DIY person and love playing around with crafts! The materials used were also not very expensive and it did look easy! The challenge came in when I went out to find self-adhesive magnetic sheets which seem to be easily available in any craft store in US, but I couldn’t find these here in India πŸ™ I even ordered magnetic strips from ebay which never reached me πŸ™

But recently during my routine browsing, I came across this site where they had used magnetic sheets and so I was elated!!! I called up the craft retailer and asked about these sheets and he said these were available in stock, but they are nonadhesive, well, I was fine with it, after all, why do we have Fevicol?

So, without any further delay, let me guide you all with step-by-step instructions on “how to make a magnetic palette at home!”

Magnetic Makeup Palette

Materials Needed To Make An Empty Magnetic Makeup Palette:

  • One magnetic sheet – Its not easily available in India, but check out big stationary shops who keep white boards, etc.
  • One empty DVD case – Please do not get those plastic ones as they are extremely thin and not sturdy.
  • Fevicol – to stick your magnetic sheet if its not self adhesive.
  • One scissor – to cut the magnetic sheet according to the DVD case’sΒ dimension.
  • A big ruler (scale) – to take dimension of your DVD case.
  • Eyeshadows refills πŸ™‚

Magnetic Makeup Palette

Step 1:

Take the dimensions of your DVD case and deduct 1 cm from both the sides, i.e., vertically and horizontally. Β For example, my DVD case was 19 cm in width and 13 cm in height, so I took 18 cm and 12 cm respectively.

Step 2:

Measure and draw the rectangle on the back side of your magnetic sheet (blue side).

Step 3:

Carefully cut the rectangle out.

Step4:

Place the magnetic sheet into your DVD case and make sure it rests beneath the two hooks as shown in the pic.

Step 5:

Glue the top end of the sheet with DVD, use a good glue like Feviquick or Fevicol. I have used Fevicol here.

Step 6:

Let the glue dry out for 15 minutes. Your magnetic palette is ready!

Step 7:

Place your eyeshadow/blush etc., refills and you are all set!

Magnetic Makeup Palette

Notes:

Only refills that have metal as base will stick to the palette, my Bharat and Dorris eyeshadows did not stick as they were made of aluminium πŸ™

All the eyshadows and lipstick refills shown here are from Inglot, I believe even Coastal Scents and MAC refills will easily stick to the palette too. Β For rest which are nonmagnetic, you can use a magnetic sticker to stick at the base of the eyeshadow and then use it.

Also, please remove the sharp edges of the upper portion on the DVD as it may interfere with your eyeshadows.

Magnetic Makeup Palette

The magnetic sheet is quite sturdy and heavy and can hold these refills very well. I have taken the below picture by tilting the eyeshadow palette and you can see that the eyeshadows are in place! I have even inverted the case and still my refills did not fall off!!!

Magnetic Makeup Palette

How To StoreΒ Magnetic Makeup Palette:

I would strongly suggest you to get one of these magazine/file holders which are easily available in any stationary shop. Β I got mine for 170 bucks πŸ˜€

I prefer to store my palettes horizontally in the below fashion πŸ™‚ These easily fit in my cupboard’s upper compartment and looks very neat also!

Magnetic Makeup Palette

Magnetic Makeup Palette

You can definitely make your palette more attractive by using colorful papers, beads, etc! Its all up to your imagination. I have kept it simple because I didn’t have enough time and materials in hand and also, I got lazy πŸ˜›

Let’s do some cost analysis, shall we?

  • Z palettes cost 20$ + shipping extra.
  • Inglot palettes varies from 350 to 5000 πŸ˜› depending upon the size.
  • MAC costs Rs. 850, I think?
  • CS palette I think costs 6$ each and 12$ for shipping πŸ™
  • My palette costed me less than Rs. 100 :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

The cost of magnetic sheet varies from Rs. 160 to 200, I got mine for Rs. 160 and you can easily make two palettes from one sheet. Β The DVD case costed me 10 bucks πŸ˜›

So, all in all, I made mine in just 90 INR :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :haanji: (not counting Fevicol/Ruler and Scissors :P)

The palette will easily store 18 round refill pans and 12 to 14 square refill pans!

Hope this article was helpful to you gals. Β In case of any concerns or doubts, please do comment below and I will reply back:)

Until next time, take care and have fun!

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Ravali April 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Wohooo! This is such a money saver!! will try this today itselffff…wooowwiiieee ideaaa!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Glad it helped! its super duper easy also πŸ˜€

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Dr shilpi April 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Why m i nt able 2 c images? :waaa:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

oh ho try to close the browser and open it again or try using another browser?

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Deepshikha April 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Good Morning Parita :yes:
I must have seen hundreds of videos for the same and planned to make it too but my laziness won everytime :shutmouth:
I feel inspired again..will try to give it a try soon :toothygrin:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

me too deepshikha..but I m completely a DIY person so cudnt stop until i made it πŸ™‚

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Deepshikha April 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Am such a lazy bum..I got all geared up when I saw the videos but my laziness overshadowed the “DIY Enthusiasm” as soon as I saw the empty palette at MAC :stars:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm

hehe..i know what you mean..I too was tempted initially but then i have quite a few square eye shadow refills and i needed to find a place for these so thought DIY was the perfect option and it saved quite a few thousand!

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Shami April 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Good Innovation Parita, :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

thank you Shami πŸ™‚

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Rosie April 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

awesome!!! will degf give it a try :yahoo:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm

πŸ™‚ glad it helped!

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shruthi V April 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Brilliant idea parita! Ur a genius :yahoo: :yahoo: :woot: :woot:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

thank you shruthi! :yahoo:

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Nandini April 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

OMG….This is super awesome man!!! I so wanna try this.

Can u tell me from where did u order the magnetic sheets?

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hi Nandini..thank you πŸ™‚ I got the magnetic sheets from a stationary shop here in Pune..where are you located?

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Shivangi April 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Hey Parita! Please share the shop’s address?

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Hi Shivangi..you can get magnetic sheets at Leaders Stationary shop in Aundh, Pune πŸ™‚ its exactly opp to aundh police station

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Shivangi April 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Wow ur response was so quick. Thanks a lot dear πŸ™‚

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Shivangi April 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Paying for empty palettes is so painful for me! I would rather buy new refills! Thanks so so much for sharing this Parita! and that shopwala is going to be so rich πŸ˜€

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

hehe i know what you mean..for exactly the same reason i didnt order for empty palettes online as the shipping is way too high and m not a professional MUA for hoem purpose this palette is quite sturdy and good.. :yahoo: :yahoo: πŸ™‚

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Nandini April 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

@Nandini: Why hello, namesake!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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inderjeet April 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

wow… super easy … πŸ™‚ :happydance: :happydance:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

it is Inderjeet πŸ™‚

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Raji April 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

very brilliant idea..!! :pompom: :pompom: thank you for the post parita. ll try this out next weekend… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

thank you Raji! m glad it was helpful πŸ™‚

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Kimi April 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww..paritaaaaa..this is gonna be suuuuper dooooper helpful!!!!!!!!!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: AWesomeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hi Kimi!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: thank you! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Mitali April 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

thts really creative Parita :)) :)) wowww..
storage is always a big problm fr refills,this is surely a good one to counter tht :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
thanks.. :yes: puttng a bookmark on this one :dance:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I so agree with you Mitali! storing refills is a big problem if you dont have a palette at hand and this one is super duper cheap and affordable and very versatile as you can store all kinds of refill of any shape!

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Laxmi April 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

absolutely a money-saver… good job.. :yes: :yes:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

thanks laxmi!

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Renji April 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

very informative article…I just read about these yesterday…Its a great way to store single eye shadows…Space saver too :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Thanks Renji πŸ™‚ and saw your email..thank you so much for writing in personally! sorry cudnt reply back immediately..will do it today πŸ™‚

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Renji April 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

:))

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oopsii April 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

:yahoo: awessssssommmmme! I was not buying Inglot pallettes just coz I didnt know how to store them!!!! My search for magnetic sheets starts today :jog: :jog: :jog: Hopefully i will find it here in bangalore…yehan sab milta hai :toothygrin:
thank u thank u thank u :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Thanks Oopsi..ooh I too made this to store my inglot refills only πŸ˜€

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oopsii April 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

i meant inglot refills , not pallettes :silly:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

:haanji: :haanji:

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Gurpreet April 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

wow great.. loved it Parita..

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Thanks Gurpreet πŸ™‚

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kumkum jain April 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm

totally awesome, what an idea madamji (sirji) πŸ™‚

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

thanks kumkum!

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Nandini April 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Omgomgomg thank you soo much :puchhi: :makeup: this will save me TONS, I was planning o buy stuff from Inglot online so now I can make my own palette instead of buying it!

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm

yup you can make your own custom palette and that too in less than 100 bucks πŸ˜€ happy shopping!

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Vish April 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
best DIY so cost efficient and so easy peasy

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Thanks Vish πŸ™‚ m glad it was helpful!

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

wow parita…felt like attending arts and crafts class…excellent step by step procedure :clap: :clap: :clap: …man am gonna buy eyeshadow refill and do the pallete myself..g8 idea.. :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

thanks ginny πŸ™‚ go and get yourself one! happy crafting πŸ˜€

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TA April 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Wow Parita, u took me back to school where as a kid I use to love doing craft and anything creative :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: Thanks sharing such a useful craft :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I too love to do crafts a lot! used to make so much during those good old days..right from making a handmade card to shell mirror etc πŸ˜€ miss those days πŸ™

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Shilpa Pinaki April 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Parita I have seen your blog & you seem to have posted interesting & simple recipes.. :yes: Wuld love to see all those recipes in detail…espl Baked Goodies…as I lurrveeee baking.. :haanji:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Hi Shilpa..thanks for your sweet words..I do post most of the baking recipes in detail only..let me know if you have any doubts in any of the recipes? i too love baking!

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Shilpa Pinaki April 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Oh…here I meant I have just took glance of your blog…wuld read all your recipes at leisure.. :specs: And yes..wuld ask you if any query for sure.. :high5:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

oh…okie πŸ™‚

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preethi April 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

hi parita..very nice DIY..Thanks for sharing..:)

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

welcome preethi!

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Rati April 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

It’s such an excellent idea parita. Fabulous job. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I ordered a Z palette and it never reached me. :((

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Thanks Rati..i know i too was on verge of ordering it but looking at the shipping cancelled it!

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Rati April 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

no point also. I didnt reach me. so there is definitely a problem with the shipping πŸ™ This is a great idea. πŸ™‚

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

m so proud of myself πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ saved a lot of money :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rowena April 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Very good idea :clap: :yes: :yes: …will definitely try it out…thanks a lot :high5: !!

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

thanks Rowena πŸ™‚

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anshu April 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

great review parita :specs: :specs: :specs:

i might not try this though considering i only have handfull of lippies and no eye – shadow πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

but its always fun to read DIY articles :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

keep it coming :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm

thanks anshu..a year back even i didnt own a single eyeshadow n now look at me πŸ˜‰

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bidisha April 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

OMG :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

thank you bidisha πŸ™‚

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shanaiia April 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Wow Parita..that;s a great idea…I’m def gonna make one πŸ™‚ Thanx for doing this post πŸ™‚

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thanks Shanaiia..m glad it was helpful!

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neha April 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

droolinggggggggggg
i need the magnets now :((

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

you’ll easily get it neha..check out big craft stores..wont be available in normal stationary shops i think

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supriya April 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

now i can buy all the refills i have been eyeing

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

yes supriya!

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Bee April 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Ohh thanks so much Parita πŸ™‚ I wanted this palette so bad πŸ™‚
now me go get the samaan πŸ™‚
:happydance: :))

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Thanks Bee..m so glad it was helpful πŸ™‚

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Awesome!!!! this is so creative and such a money-saver.. Thanks Parita for this DIY.. :clap: :clap:

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Parita April 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

welcome mayuri πŸ™‚

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Sukanya April 24, 2012 at 1:00 am

Parita that was simply awesome..thnx for sharing, am bookmarking this page now !! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Parita April 24, 2012 at 10:05 am

Thanks Sukanya πŸ™‚

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hana April 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

imma gonna try this for sure :yes: :yes:

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Parita April 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

thanks hana πŸ™‚

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Shivani October 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

any luck finding these sheets in Delhi? or someone can send me those???

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Parita April 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

Hi Shivani…apologize for replying back so late..you can get in touch with A1craft store..just search for the online or in fb..they do courier the sheets πŸ™‚ hope this helps!

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