Boho Chic Doily Dreamcatcher

Back in October my daughter found a pretty dreamcatcher on Pinterest that was made from a doily, embroidery hoop and lace. There was no tutorial, just an image that had been uploaded. She showed me the picture and asked if I would help her make one for her apartment. Luckily a friend of mine had a great big embroidery hoop and I had a big doily in my food props.

Boho Chic Doily Dreamcatcher by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

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How to Start a Fairy Garden - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

How to Start a Fairy Garden…

I moved into my new studio at the beginning of April. In May I planted a ton of flowers in the planter boxes under my windows. However, the planter on the left side has an awning above it which keeps … [Read More...]

Rainbow Button Wind Chime by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda, an excerpt from her latest book, Button Mania

Rainbow Button Wind Chime…

Next month one of my newest books in the Mania series, Button Mania: Buttons, Bottlecaps and Beyond! goes on sale. Of course I couldn't wait and had to give you a sneak peek of what's inside! This … [Read More...]

She took one incomplete wood U.S. map puzzle and turned it into two projects perfect for your home! (Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda)

United States Map Puzzle…

I found one of those wooden U.S. map puzzles at a garage sale a while back. It was marked at a dollar because the small states on the eastern seaboard were missing. I'm pretty sure every puzzle that … [Read More...]

Make a Robot from a Cereal Box, by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Make a Robot from a Cereal Box…

I am all about recycled crafts. I collect toilet paper and paper towel tubes, cereal boxes, empty cans, yogurt containers, plastic lids, and so on. I love robots and aliens, they make such adorable … [Read More...]

Bird Cage Flower Planter by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Bird Cage Flower Planter…

Recently I planted a ton of flowers in the planter box outside of my studio. Shortly after that I planted a bunch of flowers outside my house too, I'm a sucker for pretty flowers. As fate would have … [Read More...]

Vintage Jewel Burlap Wall Letters by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Vintage Jewel Burlap Wall…

When I moved into my studio at the beginning of April, I knew I wanted to hang wall letters spelling out Inspire, Create and Craft. I had decided to use flowers for the word "inspire", which I posted … [Read More...]

Striped Coastal Fish Decor by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Coastal Striped Fish Decor…

While I don't get to the thrift store as often as I would like, I do like to slowly browse the shelves looking for small pieces of hidden treasure. There are so many items that are bursting with … [Read More...]

Military Clothespin Airplanes by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Military Clothespin Airplanes…

I’m not sure when Memorial Day turned into a picnic and barbecue fest, but it was meant as a day to remember those service men and women that have fallen defending this country. Somewhere along the … [Read More...]

Duct Tape Twirling Bee Craft by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Duct Tape Twirling Bee Craft…

It’s funny that I like to make bee crafts. See, I’m allergic to bee stings and they scare the bejeezus out of me. Bees are fascinating little creatures and they are extremely important to our … [Read More...]

Beach Frames: Cottage Slat Style, Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Beach Frames: Cottage Slat Style…

During the past year I’ve been switching my home decor over to a more soothing coastal look. I love the beach and the serenity that comes with the sound of the crashing waves, the warmth of the summer … [Read More...]