Shibori Tie Dye – Cool Hues

Last summer I learned about shibori tie dye, an ancient Japanese resist method that involves scrunching, twisting, folding and/or mashing a fabric and then dying it. There are quite a few different ways to do it, and the results are different every time. You’ll often see indigo used for shibori but colors are beautiful too, as I’m about to show you.

Shibori Tie Dye - Cool Hues by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

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How to Make a Rubber Band Car by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

How to Make a Rubber Band Car…

This rubber band car tutorial comes right out of the pages of one of my new books, Rubber Band Mania. While you can certainly use a paper towel tube for your car, I chose a sturdier tube that came … [Read More...]

29 Beach Crafts: Coastal DIY Wall Art

29 Beach Crafts: Coastal DIY…

The walls in my home are decorated with countless beach crafts I've made over the last several years. My bathroom, living room and even my kitchen have a coastal feel, I just love the calming colors … [Read More...]

How to Make a Comic Book Decoupage Frame by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Comic Craft: Decoupage Frame…

Lately I’ve fallen in love with creating comic crafts and superhero crafts. I’ll admit, I was never really into comic books or superheroes until the DC Comic movies started appearing several years … [Read More...]

Heart Photo Magnets by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Heart Photo Magnets…

Here’s a fun photo magnet project you can make for Valentine’s Day to give to your sweetie. These heart shaped magnets are perfect for showing your love all year long. Wouldn’t these make an adorable … [Read More...]

CD Olaf Craft from Frozen by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

CD Olaf Craft from Frozen…

While it might seem like I'm a little late to the Frozen craft train, I actually made this project over the summer. I'm not sure if Frozen is still as crazy as it was six months ago, but I do know … [Read More...]

Debunking the myths about birds, peanut butter and being dependent on bird feeders.

Birds, Peanut Butter, and Bird…

More than ten years ago I wrote an article addressing the old wive's tale of how you shouldn't use peanut butter on those cute little pinecone bird feeders because birds can choke and die. There's … [Read More...]

Makeover: Plastic Storage Drawers, Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Makeover: Plastic Storage…

You can buy plastic storage drawers from any WalMart or Target and use them for a variety of things. they’re great for make-up, toys, socks, craft supplies and papers. I have some rather large … [Read More...]

10 Valentine ideas from preschool through teen - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

10 Valentines – from…

Sometimes I can be hard to find Valentine ideas for all the different age groups in your household. So I have put together ten of my favorites for you! They are conveniently sorted by age … [Read More...]

10 Sweet Recipes Perfect for Valentine's Day

10 Desserts for…

These recipes from my food blog are perfect for Valentine's Day. Some of them are kind of crafty too! Instead of sending you to the individual links, you can get all ten recipes on one page. … [Read More...]

My Creative Process and How I Got Here by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

My Creative Process and How I…

If you had asked me in high school if I ever thought I would be creating craft projects for adults and kids, I would have said no. I've loved art since I can remember. When I was in elementary school … [Read More...]