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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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...]

4 Seasons Button Tree Wall Art by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

4 Seasons Button Tree Wall Art…

I have been waiting to make this season-inspired button tree for over a year. I saw a gorgeous painting that inspired me, but I kept putting it off because I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do … [Read More...]

DIY Flower Wall Letters - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

DIY Flower Wall Letters…

Have you seen them? The flower wall letters that have been "sprouting" up around the Internet lately? Well, I have. I've always wanted a place to put big letters up on the wall, and now that I have my … [Read More...]

Avenger Craft: The Hulk Party Bag, Amanda Formaro - Crafts by Amanda

Avenger Craft: The Hulk Party…

If you and your kids are fans of The Avengers, you'll probably be headed to movie theaters May 1st for their new movie, Age of Ultron. If you're looking for something fun to take along to the movies, … [Read More...]

Craft Room Stool Makeover: Easy Reupholstering - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Craft Room Stool Makeover: Easy…

I never realized how easy reupholstering actually is. I had these stools in my basement craft room, they were the perfect height for my craft table. I had picked them up at a flea market last summer … [Read More...]

Butterfly Craft: Watercolors and Clothespins - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Butterfly Craft: Watercolors and…

It wouldn’t be spring without at least one butterfly craft for the kids! This activity uses paper instead of coffee filters, which I’m sure you’ve seen many times before. Watercolor paints are … [Read More...]