How To Make Makeup Storage Box with Unused Cartons: Do It Yourself

by Aparajita S on December 25, 2012 · 99 comments

How To Make Makeup Storage Box with Unused Cartons: Do It Yourself

Hi Ladies,

How To Make Makeup Storage Box with Unused Cartons Do It Yourself

The days are getting more and more chilly and I am totally loving it :) The cherry on the cake is that we have the annual “poush mela” going on here which is a traditional fair held here for a week in December since the time of Guredev Rabindranath Tagore, and believe me, its a shopper’s heaven! You will find literally EVERYTHING in this huge fair and I am going crazy buying shoes, bags, sarees, accessories and what not here! :D Anyway, when I am not in the fair, which is just a few meager hours, I do the little DIY’s (you all know that by now). So this time, I came up with DIY just because didn’t want to throw away all the strong and sturdy boxes I get through my online purchases, and also because I wanted a proper storage box for my makeup things. I had three of those rectangular cardboard boxes and now I own one nice three-compartment make upbox! Want to know how I did it? Read on then:

These are the things you would need:

Makeup Box 2

1. Cardboard boxes with lids (more than one and of the same size).
2. Duct tape.
3. Strong glue, like Fevicol.
4. A wrapping paper of your choice.
5. Ribbons or beads to decorate.

Step 1:

First step is to place the boxes side by side and check what size you want. If your boxes are larger than mine, you may use two instead of three.

Step 2:

Makeup Box 3

Stick them together by applying glue on the sides. Refer to the picture. Let them dry.

Step 3:

Makeup Box 4

Now, stick duct tape neatly all over the base. This way you can be sure that the boxes won’t fall apart.

Step 4:

Makeup Box 5

Turn the box over and stick duct tapes at the ridges where the boxes meet, to make the dividing compartment of your box.

Step 5:

Next, take the three lids and cut out one side from the two of them and from the third one, cut out two sides. Please see the picture.

Makeup Box 6

Step 6:

Place these side by side and use tape to stick them together. Use tape on the other side too. Now, you have a single lid and a single box from the three boxes

Makeup Box 7

Step 7:

Wrap any wrapping paper of your choice on the lid and stick with tape with Fevicol.

Makeup Box 8

Step 8:

Make a ribbon bow and paste it on the top of the lid.

Makeup Box 9

Your makeup storage box is ready! If you wish, you can create further compartments by placing thermocol pieces within the compartments. I used the thermocol that came with the online shopping packaging :P

Finally, here is how it looks!

Makeup Box 10

I did not need to throw away the unused boxes and didn’t have to burn a hole in my pocket buying a makeup storage box too. I hope you all will try it too.  See you next time.

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{ 99 comments… read them below or add one }

Sheen December 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Hi aparajita,
You impress and inspire with every post….have to try this for my unorganized makeup….thanx dear

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

thanks for those wonderful words sheen :)

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Rama December 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Aps..u r super talented..i used to think abt doing a storage box with the UT boxes..I’ve loads of them..but time doesn’t permit..and yeaahhh, my sonnie!!!!

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm

thanks Rama :) ask ur sonnie to grow up super soon! :D

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Shruti December 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

The bow is so cute and makes the box look so elegant! :)
I have sooo many UT boxes and I store my jewellery, hair accessories and makeup in them. Never thought of doing this though. Great idea! :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm

thanks a bunch shruti :D

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Jabberwocky December 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

OMG, Aparajita. You study Chinese, you have super flawless skin AND you do creative stuff in your free time when people like me would only hatch plans on how to “boo” my mum from behind a door or something. You are crazy talented! This box is so pretty that if it was available in a shop, I’d have bought it instantly. I’m definitely going to try my hand at it. :D

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

haha! lol! even i do that when am at home :D thanks a lot dear :*

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Vinita December 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

amazing!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

thanks for liking it vinita :)

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Shilpa Shri December 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Nice and easy DIY. I will try this out!

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Shilpa Shri December 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

And Apu if I would get a chance I would like to steal this box ;)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

hahaha! ;) thanks

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Rashmita December 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

This is so cool Aparajita! Great going!

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

thankies dear! :*

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priya December 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

It’s just lovely, easy and also I love the finish of ur products, you make me get in touch of the creative side that was long forgotten, than for sharing, fab job! Merry Christmas :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

:D merry christmas to u too priya! thanks :))

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sweta December 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

fab DIY aparajita :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

thanks sweta! :)

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Shikha December 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

so usable

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

ya it is shikha :)

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Vini December 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Aparajita u r female Rajnikanth…
Expert in every field, great work as usual …!!! :-D

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

lol! :D thanks Vini :D

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Vish December 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

wow so useful :) loved it

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

thanks Vish :)

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priyadarshini December 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

wow Aparajita, this is really helpful and easy to do..also so pretty pretty your make up organizer box looks!!! will try ths:)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

:D thanks dear :) do try it

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Nissy December 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

OMG! Its so damn pretty aparajita :) i used to usually throw these boxes thinking they are of no use, but from now on, i’ll try this :) Thanx a ton :) the bow on the box looks so damn cute :-*

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

thanks Nissy. i have so many of these boxes and i don’t feel like throwing them as they are so sturdy. so came up wth this :)

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sreya December 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

this is just awesum girl :) :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

thanks sreya! :D

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Abeer December 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Wat a wonderful idea this is

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

thanks abeer :)

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Nidhi R December 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I had been waiting for this DIY since you mentioned in your last post and its certainly brilliant. I am going to make one too. U r really an inspiration Aparajita

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

thanks a lot nidhi :D :*

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Pia December 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Wow this is fabulous aparajita.. Looks so pretty.. U r supertalented gurl.. Love yr DIYs.. :D :D

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

:D thankooooooz pia! :*

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Reema December 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

OMG tis is so cute.. :) you are really too talented babes..!!! keep your Diy’s coming…

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

:D thanks reema :) sure, i will try my best

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Misha December 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

superb idea aparajita :) ..thamks for sharing :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

thanks misha :)

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Lakshmipriya December 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Wow… wow.. wowwwwwww… Amazing idea aps.. lovely lovely DIY.. you rock baby!!:* :* love the first pic most!!! :D

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

:))) thanks a lot dear :D

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Suchitra B December 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Every time u come up with unsual yet very easy to make DIY, hats of to your talent.. super idea
Thanks for sharing

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

thanks suchitra! :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

:D i used to use shoe cartons for various purposes too! :)

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Nafisa Ali December 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

arey waah!! wow! amazin creativity u have Aps! UH-MAZING! :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm

thanks a lot honey! :D

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shilpa sarkar December 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

loveeeeeee the box……. so cute…..:):):):):):)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm

:D thanks

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Rachna December 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm

OMG….what kinda person you are aparajita, you just can do just evry possible and impossible things with any kind of stuff……and look at this box, I mean its so amazing yaar…u knw honey I want you to take my home, please come here someday ;) else I’ll kidnap you for sure :P :D

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

:D i got sooooooo happy reading this! thanks a lot honey! u don’t need to kidnap, i will definitely visit u one day :)

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Rachna December 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

i saw this post to my mum ans she also said wow….I’m not good with my this kinda creativity but my mum said she’ll make this one for her to keep her stuffs :(
anyways make your plans soon to visit my place :)

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Aparajita December 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

Ur words made me smile again rachna :) where do u stay,i will surely try to visit u some day:) r u on FB?

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Surabhi @ Womanatics December 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Aparajita,

Its damn neat! The best thing about your DIYs is that they are indigenous. and while I also never throw any box or jar away.. I never got the idea to join them and make a bigger box.

This is super neat.

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

:D thanks dearie! i totally love ur DIYs too :)

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Bhumika December 25, 2012 at 7:10 pm

OMG !! I so need this in my lifee !! Would surely try…thanks a lot :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

:D thanks bhumika!

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Parita December 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

wonderful…i made a different type using shoe boxes..will share the same soon :) UT boxes r fantastic!!

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

wow! waiting for ur DIY :D thanks! ya i agree totally, UT boxes are fab

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Tinkerbell December 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm

how creative aparajita!! it’s so simple to do! i have a few UT boxes lying around gathering dust. i was just using one to keep my hair accessories..i was actually contemplating buying a desk organizer for my makeup..but thanks to ur DIY, i’ll simply make one :D

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

:D am so happy u liked it :) do try it!

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lakshmi December 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

wow so neat and cool idea.I have no words to say about your talent.keep it up APS.so neat so neat soooooooo neat.

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

awww.. thanks lakshmi! <3 :)

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dharani December 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

oh…..i was just thinking about how to organize my makeup..and voila….u certainly seem to answer my prayer didi….same with the previous blush one….need i say that its a awesome diy..i think you got that

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

:) :) thanks

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Natasha (Nats) December 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Vow amazing idea… true example of hw to recycle….. mere collection k liye toh shayad bahot saare lag jaayenge…. Lol :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

:D :D thanks sweetheart!

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Inderjeet @ Makeupchirps December 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

wow :) u are so creative girl :) thumbs up :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm

thanks dear :)

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arja December 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Hey you live in shantiniketan do you ? I visited the poush mela for the upteenth time – the dokra jewellery and the car section always amuses me :P And I love this idea – but I`m yet to cover the boxes so creatively like you did :P *lazyness calls :P * amazing stuff.

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

u came?? :) if i knew we could meet up :( yup i actually stay in the mela the whole day! i come back only in the evening :P the dokra section is awesome :D

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arja December 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

And the food ? The lobsters , the crabs ,prawn cutlets :P tarpor Sejuti -tey Parambroto keo dekhlam with his hollandese bandhobi :P I came back this time rather early , next time i go I`ll inform you via mail or something – are you on facebook ?

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

ya ya…. :D amio dekhechhi.. tai ami onnekkon sejuti’r bairei dariye chhilam ;) hehhe.. yup am on FB :)

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arja December 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Okay I`ll add you – Hyan tobe bolchilo chobi na tultey hehe :P My dad was convinced he had make up on rofl :P Jaihok – borodiner onek onek subhechcha roilo ^_^

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

ami and amar friends toh or dike haanglar moto taakiye chhilam ;) :D hehhee.. he looks too good! ;) (sigh) tomakeo merry christmas! :D

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arja December 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm

hehe , yeah he does take good care of himself – tall and sharp featured – promising actor too :D Hyanglami ta tayi khub-i understndable hehe :P ‘ekta chobi please’ kore haggle kore dkehte parte :P

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm

hihihi! ;) camera ta niye gechhilam… but bar korte odbhut laglo :P so i kept staring and he caught me staring too… he smiled ;) :D

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Nupur December 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

oh wow, thats grt, i hav such boxes too, gonna make this for sure :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

:D :D glad u liked it

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arja December 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

hehe nupurdidi can make up a makeup closet out of her collection of boxes I`m sure :D

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

haha ;)

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Nupur December 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

ummm… dats q. possible :P :P :P
howdiee Arja :D

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arja December 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Great – gobbling up lots of fruitcake – the air`s filled with christmas carols and smell of delicious desserts :D You make awesome chocs – as per my ‘courtesy-imbb’ knowledge :D making the most of your skills ? :D Merry christmas ^_^

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Nupur December 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm

sounds good :)
sadly, I didnt bake anything for the 1st time on christmas this yr :(
n
thankies, I had my own handmade chocies business till last yr, but now I just make them occasionally for friends :) Come down to Delhi, will treat u wid some :)

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neetu aadya lohani December 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Wow.. this article came on right time.. I was abt to buy a new box for my new new hobby of make up collection.. :P Its perfect example of ur innovation!! Hats off to ur imagination and creativity.. it seems u can create magic anywhere.. :) too gud!! I have no words to define u or ur creativity.. I can never think of such utility, My baby plays and tear them off in minutes.. :P Superb gal!!

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

<3 <3 <3 thanks a lot honey! :D merry christmas to u and ur sweeeeeeet family! :) puchiiiiii to ur baby :)

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neetu aadya lohani December 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

wish u d same sweety.. :) :hugs and love to u & family.. from Aadya & family.. :)

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aparajita December 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Rati December 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

you know you are one of the most creative person I know.. I am left spell bound every time with your DIYs!!! :)) Loved the box aparajita. well done!! :)

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Aparajita December 27, 2012 at 8:25 am

That’s a huuuuuuge complmnt Rati! It means so much to me:D thanks a lot dear

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jomol December 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

What an idea Aparajita….cool :)

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Aparajita December 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

Thankooooooz jomol :*

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ushma December 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

oh my the box is so pretty…so neatly done!!
I am so gonna try it today!! Thank you so much for such wonderful ideas…kya dimag hai!! :P

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Aparajita December 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thanks ushma :) thanks devie, it guess its all the result of years of failed experiments, wasted raw materials and empty tubes of fevicol :p my entire childhood was spent in ‘making’ stuff! Nt all of them turned out to be great,bt my folks never discouraged me,i hv d best family in d world:)

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Devie December 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

You’re so talented, Aparajita! I can’t even draw a straight line with a ruler, so I’m in major awe of your work :P

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aparajita January 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

thanks a lot devie :)

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coralcrue December 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

How absolutely innovative!!

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aparajita January 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

thanks dear :)

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