A couple months ago, I received a mini magnetic palette from GlamRx, and I learned how to Depot makeup. Since then, I've been depotting various things to put in my palette, and now I have more things depotted than I have room in my palette for!
I priced out buying a magnetic or sticky palette online, and they all look a little pricey for my cheapskate budgeting self.
So, I decided to try my hand at making one! It looked to me that the basic supplies that I would need are a box (the palette shell), glue, and a magnet.
I did some research online, to see how others did it, added a few thoughts and ideas of my own, and came up with a game plan. I set out for my local Dollar Tree to see if they had what I was looking for.
Before I went to the store, I raided my collection of useless dustcatchers to see if I already had what I was looking for. I sort of collect tins, but none fit the bill for what I wanted to do. Off to Dollar Tree, I went! I tried to find a little metal box, that wasn't to deep, but my DT wasn't going to make it easy for me. I couldn't find a tin, but then I walked by a display of hardcase credit card wallets.
|Hard case credit card wallet from Dollar Tree|
|Paper inside the palette, and the straps I yanked off :)|
Once I got home, I pulled the elastic straps off of both sides of the wallet, and then traced it onto a piece of paper. I cut the paper down until it would fit exactly inside the box.
I then took an old promotional magnet (with a calendar from 2012 on the front), and traced my paper onto it, twice. I cut out the magnet inside my cut line, and put them inside the former wallet. Ok, so my plan didn't work out QUITE so well, and I needed to trim the magnet to fit- I had forgotten about the little bumps where the elastic attached. Whoops!
|Palette with both magnets in it.|
The glue dried, and then I popped the other magnet into place, and glued that one as well.
|See how great the magnet works? These suckers aren't going anywhere!|
What did I spend on this project? ONE DOLLAR. I'm going to use this plain little palette to store depotted things that I don't want in my GlamRx palette, to keep them dust free and protected from the tiny fingers that plague my household and can destroy anything that they touch!
I DO want to mention that the magnet that I used is a thicker one- they seem to work better than the thinner ones.
Then, one day, while I was out shopping for Girl Scout supplies, I saw it.
|Hello Kitty, I Mustache you a question!|
Missy and I had a fantastic time playing with these little candies, and she asked me why I had to have this tin. I told her that I want to convert it into a tiny palette for my purse! She agreed that it would be super cute- as my enabler, that is her job :)
Once all the candies were eaten (I have two kids- it doesn't take long. On a side note, my tiny love calls "mustaches" "Stick Beards". That will NEVER EVER get old!!!), I rinsed the tin out and left it to dry.
|All my supplies (except scissors. You'll need those too!)|
|Super cute palette with 3 Yaby eyeshadows in it!|
I hope you enjoyed this OnlyAverage tutorial! I thought that if you subscribe to Ipsy and don't want to mix powders and creams in your GlamRx (or other) palette, you might benefit from my experience! Plus Stick Beard Hello Kitty is WAY too cute to NOT share!
Have you ever made a magnetic palette? Are you a DIY Princess? Leave a comment, and let me know! If I were to do a giveaway for a Stick Beard Hello Kitty homemade palette, would you enter?
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