Dandelion Painting on Canvas

When I started working on my studio in March, I knew I wanted to create most of the wall art myself. Decorating with bright colors has been incredibly fun, and it’s not really something I could do in my house. This dandelion painting that hangs above my desk is a perfect example. My house has a coastal theme, so this would not fit in there, but here in the studio it fits like a glove.

Dandelion Painting on Canvas by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

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Keeping Your College Kids Hydrated

Keeping Your College Kids…

This post brought to you by Brita. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Crafts By Amanda. Yesterday my husband and I dropped our 18-year old son off at his dorm room. We got him all … [Read More...]

Sending Baby #3 Off to College

Sending Baby #3 Off to College…

Four kids. I keep looking back at how quickly the time went by. How fast they went from learning how to walk to learning how to drive! Just yesterday I took my youngest, my baby, to get his driver’s … [Read More...]

Here's a fun new Star Wars craft! Make an R2-D2 Pencil Holder by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda, from her new book, Star Wars Mania

Star Wars Craft: R2-D2 Pencil…

Are you and your kids Star Wars fans or do you know someone who is? R2-D2, that lovable droid that's been appearing in movies since the beginning, is a fan favorite. With kids heading back to school, … [Read More...]

How to Make an adorable and rustic Bottle Cap Flower by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Bottle Cap Flower…

I collect all sorts of things that members of my family consider junk or garbage. I save bottle caps, but I've also bought bottle caps to use for fun craft projects like this flower that's in my herb … [Read More...]

Boho Chic Doily Dreamcatcher by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

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 … [Read More...]

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...]