The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 3, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 384 pages
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Searching for crafty inspiration?

Eager to try some new techniques?

Need some more junk for your trunk?

Well, look no further!

 

In this cheeky sequel, Mark Montano picks up where his wildly popular The Big-Ass Book of Crafts left off, with even more spectacular—and easy-to-make—projects sure to satisfy crafters of all skill levels. Turn colorful ribbons into a show-stopping scarf . . . transform old cargo pants into a kick-ass carryall . . . a high-drama neckpiece made out of zippers? Absolutely. Along with a host of other wearable wonders, this exciting all-new volume includes sections such as Pillow Talk (fun, comfy, and made from the most surprising materials), Letter Perfect (cool designs to pop into the mailbox nearest you), Hey, I Could Use That (make a big statement with little things from magnets to nail polish), Just Kid-ding (cheery décor made from kid-centric stuff, guaranteed to make you smile!), That’s Shoe Biz (fun fixes that give sidelined footwear and handbags a whole new life), and dozens of other ideas that are inventive, imaginative, and just plain fun.

 

With his trademark humor and no-holds-barred approach to crafting, Mark will have you tapping into your creative soul and taking simple techniques to a whole new level in no time. We’re not talking plant-hangers and potholders here—the more than 150 handmade projects in this truly unique compendium are artistic, eye-catching, and cutting-edge, from cool brooches and earrings to ingenious belts and bags, from Bauhaus-style furniture to fishbowl lanterns, and so much more!

 
  

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

Lots of interesting, appealing projects, mainly things to use around the home. I love the recycled magazine trash can, which I'm hoping to make when I get a burst of energy. His recommendation for a brand of spray paint (Krylon H2O) was spot on. Read full review

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User Review  - Samra - Goodreads

Very awesome craft book Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
Around My Neck
7
Bedazzled Bedecked Bejeweled
32
Come Outside
47
Craftsman
69
Fast and Furious Furniture
85
heady stuff
107
hey I Could Use That
121
Oops I Arted
221
ornamental
238
Pillow Talk
247
Shrine
264
TableTop TerriFIc
275
Thats Shoe
293
The Light Fantastic
307
Wristful Thinking
335

Its in the Bag
134
Its Not PifFLe Its WifFLe
155
just kidding
163
Letter Perfect
178
Love the Glove
194
Never Bored with Cardboard
203
Things I Used for the Projects in This Book
352
Resource Guide
358
patterns
361
Index
379
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About the author (2012)

Mark Montano is part of the design team for TLC’s While You Were Out and the host of TLC’s Ten Years Younger, as well as co-host of the Style network’s My Celebrity Home. He is a contributing editor to CosmoGIRL! magazine, and his weekly column, “Make Your Mark,” appears in more than seventy newspapers across the country. Mark is the author of Super Suite and Dollar Store Décor and co-author of Window Treatments and Slipcovers for Dummies.

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