Fall Crafts and Pumpkin & Eyeball Cake Balls!

This week I’ve been working on adding new fall crafts and recipes for kids. I asked Tami to make some fun cake balls for the season, pumpkins (below) and spooky eyeballs! They are fabulous as usual. I hope to have an FC newsletter out on Tuesday, but I have a lot more crafts to make for Kaboose too. Next I’m   Read More »

Fall Scarecrow Crafts


On Tuesday it was 91 degrees. On Wednesday is was 62 degrees. It stayed that way the rest of the week and finally made it to the 70s again today. Wow, talk about Fall coming in AS SOON as school started! Well all that cool weather has already started to turn the trees, I swept quite a few leaves off   Read More »

Fall Crafts for Kids

I haven’t been posting like I should, but I’ve been pretty busy creating new crafts for Kaboose. last week I finished some Christmas ornaments and just HAVE to show you this pretty little angel I made. I just love her! She isn’t posted yet on Kaboose but will be soon, along with 6 other new Christmas ornies for kids. This   Read More »

Fall Leaves Shirt

Fall Leaves Shirt

I made these shirts several years ago. In fact my daughter would probably be mortified if she knew I was using this picture, she’s changed so much over the years and loathes her 7th grade pictures. ;-) Haha! The shirts can be made for a boy or a girl and use fall fall colors against a black background. Dress it   Read More »

Fall Magazine Tree


If you are looking for a fun fall craft that’s appropriate for the younger set, you’ll love this magazine tree. All you need is a magazine, some scissors and a piece of construction paper. You can of course get more elaborate and add more decorations to your picture if you like. If you would like to make a really big   Read More »

Confetti Fall Votives

Confetti Fall Votives

Votive candle jars are pretty all on their own, but add some three dimensional enamel paints and you’ll change them from plain to spectacular. I used fall colors for this project, but really you could use any colors that you want. The beauty of these is that not one will be the same, each will have their own design. You   Read More »

Fall Leaf Finger Puppets

Fall Leaf Finger Puppets - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Fall seems to have come very quickly to our little town in southeast Wisconsin. One day it was summer and then all of a sudden it was fall! The leaves are changing, kids are back in school and the local sweet corn wagon has been replaced by the annual pumpkin wagon. So get the kids together and head outside to   Read More »

3D Paper Pumpkin

3D Paper Pumpkin @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Use fall or Halloween themed card stock to create a fun three dimensional pumpkin to display in your home. Add a little twine to the top and you have a simple piece of decor. Great for fall but works for Halloween or Thanksgiving as well! Add to your fall mantle or use in your Thanksgiving tablescape. It’s only been a   Read More »

Fall Recipes for Kids

All the kids are back to school. Moms everywhere are looking for fun and different things to add to the kiddo’s lunch boxes. FamilyCorner has added quite a few fun goodies from their resident kid’s recipe expert, Tami Rose. Here’s links to a bunch of yummy goodies your kids are sure to love! Sandwich Kabobs (pictured at right) – Kids   Read More »

Paint Coated Jar Vases for Fall

Paint Coated Jar Vases for Fall - CraftsbyAmanda.com

It’s easy to create beautiful and colorful vases from recycled glass jars. Just add some acrylic paint inside the jars and swirl to coat! To embellish them and dress them up, I’ve added three dimensional paint and some pretty micro beads. NOTE: These vases should only be used for holding silk flowers, not real flowers. If you add water to   Read More »

Fall Painted Tea Pots


It’s been several years since I painted these, and I did sell both of them, but I always loved these designs. The colors are purely autumn and they were really simple to paint. The design is pretty plain and the strokes weren’t complicated, yet the effect comes out wonderful. I’m signing off, I’m tired, but thought I would share these   Read More »

Glitter Paper Leaves

Glitter Paper Leaves

This is a fun fall project that kids will love. It’s a great way to introduce sewing to young hands, and at the same time, create some pretty basket fillers for your Thanksgiving table. Kids will love the glitter too! A small amount of parental supervision is recommended due to the use of a hot glue gun. I used DecoArt’s   Read More »

Vintage Crackled Flower Pot

Vintage Crackled Flower Pot by CraftsbyAmanda.com

This post brought to you by Scotts Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Crackling is something I used to do years ago when I was creating a lot of primitive tole paintings. Crackle mediums can be finicky and you are pretty much limited to crackling a paint color. That has recently changed and I’m about to show you how you   Read More »

Snowy Pinecone Candle Jars

Snowy Pinecone Candle Jar Luminaries @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Make pretty luminaries that appear to be covered with freshly fallen snow using snow texture paint! Oh so gorgeous and perfect for the holidays, they are very easy to make. They will look great all lit up on your holiday table, upon the mantle or even lining the walk to your door. I’ll show you how to make some just   Read More »

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters - CraftsbyAmanda.com

These pretty coasters are made from recycled CDs or DVDs. We all have at least 2 or 3 of these lying around, so if you don’t have enough simply ask a friend. A pretty stencil and a little paint and these festive and green coasters can be gracing your Thanksgiving table this year! I originally made these for Michaels craft   Read More »

Spice Rack Makeover


Last summer I was browsing a garage sale and saw this wooden, two-tiered lazy Susan type spice rack. All the bottles were there, none missing or broken and no cracked tops. Over all, the spice rack was in great shape, it was just really outdated. So I bought it with intention of giving it a makeover, it just took me   Read More »

Water Bottle Flowers


Looking for a fun way to recycle some of those plastic water and soda bottles? Here’s a fun project for kids that uses the entire bottle, label and all! You can make a plain one that’s boy friendly and call it a palm tree! Fun craft for summer camp too. To make these fun water bottle flowers and trees you   Read More »