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Mosaic Wine Bottle Craft

Pretty! Uses enamel paints, Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. - Mosaic Wine Bottle craft from Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I’ve acquired a taste for wine. With that comes empty wine bottles, which is usually followed by wine bottle crafts, right? That would be the logical order of things. But really what comes first is the quandary… do I save them for months (who am I kidding, more realistically it’s years) and make something, or just toss them into the   Read More »

Tropical Paper Flowers

How to make paper flowers with a tropical theme! by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

These bright and beautiful paper flowers are made from scrapbook paper and cardstock and were inspired by the gorgeous tropical flowers in warm weather climates. So if you want to have a bit of the tropics in your home year round, make these tropical paper flowers! A bonus… they never need watering. :) When I decided to make these flowers,   Read More »

Great Craft Ideas – June 2014

Great Craft Ideas for June 2014 - Amanda Formaro - Crafts by Amanda

Everyday I share creative projects that either I’ve made myself or things I’ve found on other blogs. Below is a collection of my favorite posts shared on Facebook during the month of May 2014. The creative talent that’s out there is astonishing! The Internet provides us with free access to just about anything, something we couldn’t do 20 years ago.   Read More »

Duct Tape Sports Clipboards

Duct Tape Football Clipboards by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Is your dad a sports fanatic? Or maybe he’s the coach of your little league baseball team or football league. Either way, he’ll love these cool sports themed clipboards made just for him! Try a basketball themed board too by using orange and black. These boards are easy to make and perfect for any sports fan. Here I’ll show you   Read More »

Nailed it Painted Hammer

Nailed it Painted Hammer for Dad by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Here’s a fun and easy Father’s Day gift the kids can make for their dad. And it’s useful too! You’d be hard pressed to find a dad who can’t use a hammer in his tool supplies. So it’s a perfect gift, right? Just a little decorating is all that’s needed to make it his own. Note: some links below are   Read More »

We Love You Photo Frame

We Love You Photo Frame from Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

The concept is very simple. Your kids hold up hand written signs that spell out “we love you” and they take photos of each other holding them. Then they have them printed and drop them into a multi-paned frame. Of course, if your kids are still young, you will need to help them with this. But my kids are older   Read More »

Dangling Antique Button Earrings

Antique Button Dangle Earrings by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda - great for a wedding!

I have lots of antique looking buttons. They are easy to find at garage sales and thrift stores and it doesn’t take long to amass a huge collection. These button earrings would be great for a rustic wedding; perfect for the bride and bridesmaids! I’m currently working on my fourth book, which involves lots of buttons! If you follow along on   Read More »

Mosaic Turtle Using Fabric and Canvas

Mosaic Turtle Using Fabric and Canvas by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I have a soft spot for mosaics. I’ve always loved them, but you really have to be careful when decorating with mosaic designs. You can really only have one per room, two tends to really be pushing it, or things start to look way too busy. Mosaics have the ability to start a conversation. They are so interesting to look   Read More »

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Bottles

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I like to recycle and repurpose as much as I can, especially when it comes to craft projects. Sure, I could have gone to the store and bought some vases to do this craft, but instead I used some empty wine bottles I had been saving. I love beach décor and accents, and I had several starfish leftover from a   Read More »

Great Craft Ideas – May 2014

Great Craft Ideas – May 2014

Looks like I’m just about caught up on these recaps! The projects listed here were featured on my Crafts by Amanda Facebook page during the month of April. These are the 20 most liked projects for that month as voted by YOU, the Facebook readers. There are some truly awesome projects here, so be sure to visit the links and leave comments for   Read More »

Paper Plate Kite

Paper Plate Kite by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

My friend/neighbor, Debra, has several grandchildren, all of which love to run and play. It was a tough winter here in southeast Wisconsin, so when temperatures finally started to rise the kids couldn’t wait to get outside! Flying a kite is fun, but for younger kids with short attention spans, it can be a frustrating task. So making a kite that’s   Read More »

School Photo Chain Magnet

School Photo Chain Magnet @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

You know all those extra wallet sized school pictures you end up with? Well here’s a way to use a few to give as sweet gifts for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and yes, even Grandparent’s Day! Now if only I had a craft to use up the other 20 you have left over! ;-) Get my instructions for this cute School   Read More »

Birthplace Map Keychain Charms

Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I often have a hard time coming up with Father’s Day and birthday gift ideas for my husband. He’s a mechanic, so many of the traditional cards and gifts out there won’t work for him as they are geared around the office or wearing a tie. In fact, that’s why I made this Blue Collar Uniform Shirt Card several years   Read More »

Cell Phone Selfie Father’s Day Card

Cell Phone Selfie Card for Father's Day or Mother's Day by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Need a fun and unique idea for your kids for Father’s Day? Kids of all ages are carrying cell phones these days and they are the kings and queens of #selfies! Make a card shaped like a phone and attach a selfie from your child to their dad. Get my tutorial for these Cell Phone Selfie Father’s Day Cards at Spoonful

Paper Plate Hamburger

Paper Plate Hamburger by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Summer is almost here, Memorial Day is literally right around the corner and people will be outside tossing Frisbees, swimming, playing volleyball and of course, cooking on the grill! This paper plate hamburger is a fun way for kids to create and they’ll love making up their own burger! Get my tutorial for this Paper Plate Hamburger on Kix Cereal. 

Galaxy Constellation Father’s Day Card

Galaxy Constellation Father's Day Card by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Your dad is definitely out of this world, so give him his very own constellation with this fun galaxy themed Father’s Day Card. I will show you how to achieve this look!  Head over to my tutorial for this Galaxy Constellation Father’s Day Card on Spoonful

Paper Plate Autographed Baseball Card for Dad

Paper Plate Autographed Baseball Card for Dad by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Is your dad a baseball fan? Here’s a fun way to give him a Father’s Day card he can really appreciate. it’s an autographed baseball with YOUR autograph! Imagine how excited dad will be. :) Get my tutorial for this Paper Plate Autographed Baseball Card for Dad at Spoonful