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 sun and the soft sand between my toes. I was inspired to make these beach frames with a cottage slat look.

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

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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...]

DIY Refrigerator Scrabble Game by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

DIY Refrigerator Scrabble Game…

We used to love playing Scrabble, but with everyone’s busy schedules we haven’t played board games as a family in quite some time. So I decided it would be fun to create an ongoing game on the … [Read More...]

Top 10 Crafts and Tips for 2014 on Crafts by Amanda

Top 10 Crafts and Tips for 2014…

I haven’t done a top 10 post for several years. I’m not sure why, because each year it’s always fun to see which tutorials got the most attention. So I’ve decided to go ahead and post my top ten from … [Read More...]

26+ Kid’s Puppets You Can Make

26 Kid’s Puppets You Can…

I was poking around the Internet looking for some fun ideas for kid’s puppets and found myself in a wonderland of cuteness! The sheer number of ideas for kid’s puppets is astounding and I couldn’t … [Read More...]