Coastal Branch Tree for Christmas

I have seen some beautiful Christmas themed twig trees, driftwood trees and trees made from sticks over the past couple of years. I’ve gone with a rustic coastal look in my house and wanted to create a coastal branch tree to hang on the wall. I decided that this Christmas I would do it. I have to say though, while I was outside collecting branches for my project, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.

Coastal Branch Tree for Christmas by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

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Clothespin Airplanes for Preschoolers by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Clothespin Airplanes for…

There are a lot of clothespin airplanes on the Internet. A quick search on Pinterest will pull up the simplest to a bit more detailed. In fact, I'll have some more detailed ones for you soon, ones … [Read More...]

Recycled CD Crafts: Colorful Birds by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Recycled CD Crafts: Colorful…

As CD's and DVD's become obsolete, recycled CD crafts will become more popular. I've been making things from old CD's for years now, and these colorful birds are just one example. We still own a DVD … [Read More...]

Egg Carton Crafts: Colorful Jellyfish by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Egg Carton Crafts: Colorful…

I've made several egg carton crafts over the years! I love to recycle things and turn them into cute crafts for kids to make. I love the mega-cuteness associated with just about every jellyfish craft … [Read More...]

Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap Magnets by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Ladybug Craft: Fabric Scrap…

I have always loved ladybug crafts because they are so darn cute. And, in case you haven't noticed, I'm kind of a magnet freak too. In making these magnets I was able to use up some fabric scraps, so … [Read More...]

Plastic Spoon Felt Flowers by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Plastic Spoon Craft: Felt…

Who knew you could turn plastic spoons into pretty flowers? This is a fun summer craft for kids to decorate their room or just have something creative to do! Felt, paint and plastic spoons are all you … [Read More...]

Plastic Spoon Garden Markers by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Plastic Spoon Garden Markers…

One of my favorite ways to express my creativity is in the herb garden. I have this large brick planter outside my door where every year I plant herbs and other plants, mostly for a toad who takes up … [Read More...]

Cardboard Tube Olaf: Snowman from Frozen by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Cardboard Tube Olaf Craft from…

Chances are you've not only seen the movie Frozen, but the DVD has played over and over in your house. Cute Olaf crafts are popping up everywhere, but when I did a search I didn't see a cardboard tube … [Read More...]

Game of Thrones Inspired Art

Game of Thrones Inspired Art…

I was so proud of my daughter, she made these canvases for her friend/roommate, a big fan of Game of Thrones. We love the show too! One day she asked me if I could help her make something … [Read More...]

Plastic Spoon Craft: Bugs on a Branch by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Plastic Spoon Craft: Bugs on a…

Summertime means flowers, animals foraging and plenty of bugs. This is a fun craft to help teach kids about insects, or just something fun and colorful to do one afternoon! If you have a group of … [Read More...]

Superhero Comic Book Magnets by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Superhero Comic Book Magnets…

The flea market has been literally packed with boxes of comic books lately. Sure there are some collectible books for sale, but there's an overabundance of older comic books that aren't worth a ton of … [Read More...]