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AF - Crafts by Amanda

Craft tutorials by Amanda Formaro from - projects include kid's crafts, adult crafts, painting, recycled crafts, green crafts, wedding crafts, and plenty of DIY projects as well.

AF - Crafts by Amanda

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Shibori Tie Dye - Cool Hues by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

How to - Shibori Tie Dye

Shabby Chic Decoupage Ladder - Crafts by Amanda

Shabby Chic Decoupage Ladder - Crafts by Amanda

Denim Fabric Flowers - Crafts by Amanda

Denim Fabric Flowers - Crafts by Amanda

Cardboard Tube Giraffe - Crafts by Amanda

Cardboard Tube Giraffe - Crafts by Amanda

Everyone loves a craft made from a child’s hand print. This cute little lamb is a fun craft for young children, ideal for preschoolers and even toddlers! Sit down with your little ones and make some of these hand print lambs to give to grandparents, teachers, friends or neighbors. Easter will be here before youRead More »

Handprint Easter Lamb - Crafts by Amanda

Cardboard Tube Easter Characters by Amanda Formaro Crafts by Amanda

11 Cardboard Tube Crafts for Easter - Crafts by Amanda

I cannot wait to make these, they are too sweet! Love the colors! Easter Chick Place Holders from Crafts by Amanda Amanda Formaro

Make Adorable Chick Place Holders with Plastic Spoons!

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th, so if you are looking for a last minute idea to keep the kids busy, this may just be the answer. Do you remember doing this? Tear or cut the tissue paper into squares, then twist it around the eraser end of a pencil and press onto aRead More »

3D Tissue Paper Shamrock - Crafts by Amanda

Decoupage Family Photo Plaques - Crafts by Amanda

Decoupage Family Photo Plaques - Crafts by Amanda

Weathered beach signs. Cute for my beach theme bathroom

Weathered Beach Signs - Crafts by Amanda

Circle trees are pretty popular right now. They are a fun way to add a little spunk to a room and are really great for teenagers! This particular piece of art was made from a painted scrap of wood, recycled denim and scrap fabric. Ready to see how? First, let me show you where IRead More »

Colored Denim Circle Tree - Crafts by Amanda

It’s no secret that I love distressed items. Making something look vintage or distressed really isn’t that hard, but starting with the right surface can make all the difference in the world. This distressed egg sign was made by using an old grainy piece of wood. The plank itself had a lot of raised grains,Read More »

Vintage Egg Sign - Crafts by Amanda

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Painted Rock Garden Markers - Crafts by Amanda

I really love the look of luminaries, especially in the garden. These soft colored luminaries add just the right amount of soft color and light.

Beaded Frost Luminaries - Crafts by Amanda

Ladybug Baseball Hat - Crafts by Amanda

Ladybug Baseball Hat - Crafts by Amanda

There have been many versions of this classic paper plate craft. This paper plate porthole has a different version as well, called the paper plate aquarium. When I created this particular project several years ago, I wanted it to look like your were peering through a ship’s porthole. This was originally published on Kaboose, thenRead More »

Paper Plate Ship's Porthole - Crafts by Amanda

Have you gone through all of your photos from your summer vacation? You probably snapped a ton of them and now they are sitting in a folder on your computer’s hard drive just waiting for you to do something with them. Well here’s a great gift idea, and you don’t even have to have themRead More »

Family Photo Magnets - Crafts by Amanda

I don’t sew. At least not very often. In fact, when my mom passed away 20 years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long!), I ended up with her brand new sewing machine. I dragged it around with me for years, moving from here to there, state to state sometimes. About four years agoRead More »

A Garter for Prom - Crafts by Amanda

Decorating for St. Patrick's Day has become more and more popular with the adult crowd over the past decade. Shamrock crafts are a big part of that.

Shamrock Crafts: Shamrock Tree on Canvas

How to Make a Rubber Band Car by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

How to Make a Rubber Band Car

Full tutorial on how to make these AWESOME luminaries ghouls for Halloween! I LOVE all the colors and faces! From Amanda Formaro at Crafts by Amanda

Halloween Painted Jar Luminaries - Crafts by Amanda

29 Beach Crafts: Coastal DIY Wall Art
  • Noel Dreibelbies
    Noel Dreibelbies

    I saw that seahorse on a TV show and wanted it, so now dad can help me make it. I'll need him to cut the board. Thanks.

  • Ginny Sofran
    Ginny Sofran

    Great ideas

  • Katerina Kavarnoy
    Katerina Kavarnoy


  • Nancy Armstrong
    Nancy Armstrong

    Awesome ideas! Can't wait to get started, but there are so many ideas to choose from. Hmmm.....

  • lisa croucher
    lisa croucher

    can't wait to make some of these. Just gotta go to the beach now ;-)

Recycled Plastic Bottle Wind Spinner - Crafts by Amanda -

Homemade Wind Spinner from a Plastic Bottle