All posts tagged: Target

Earth Day DIY Upcycled Necklace

This week I saw a lovely necklace made from painted wooden beads and decided to make one for myself.  I have some wood beads which I bought from the Upcycle exchange here in St Louis and they are ideal for this little project. A spot of upcycling and DIY on Earth day, don’t mind if I do! I grabbed a few colours of the new ‘Hand Made Modern‘ craft paint in Target. It took me a few minutes to decide on a palette, there is great range of colours.  Once home, I ripped open a used paper shopping bag to protect the table, cracked open the paints and got painting. To keep hold of the beads without getting  myself covered in paint, I put each one on a cocktail stick so that I could hold it to paint and then balance it across a narrow necked jar to dry. Just be sure that the stick reaches each side of the jar or beads fall and paint is ruined and swears burst forth.  I may have …

Rainbows and unicorns

Ok, I lied about the unicorns, but the rainbow was real!  A double rainbow at that. We walked into a fabulous rainbow one morning which almost made us late for school such was it’s wonder. The first thing most people I met that morning asked me was, did you see the rainbow?  What a wonderful thing to start the day with! So, I had to take a few photos.  I know, shocker! I have taken full advantage of the rainbow and my iPhone 4 photo apps and I have made some cool rainbow pictures.   This photo is cropped using the square cropper in Camera +. I cropped it to highlight the rainbow and frame it with the  winter trees. I added the Vibrant filter.  On top of that, the Clarity ‘scene’.   I used Camera+ to crop out the rooftops.  Then I added Clarity in ‘scenes’.  There, the second rainbow becomes clearer.  Into Filters and add Vibrant at 80%.  Don’t forget to save!   I know this is a cheesy filter effect, but I …