The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 6, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 384 pages
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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is packed with ideas for sprucing up your living space; concocting fabulous, all-natural body products; designing your own unique stationery; and creating countless other crafts that will convince your friends and loved ones that you're the secret love child of Martha Stewart (only much, much cooler).

Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters -- TLC's While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano has created stylish and imaginative projects that range from a Warhol-esque Ultrasuede iPod case to photo-adorned boxer shorts to African mask patio chairs to wooden night-light boxes. Divided into sections that include Outdoorsy (ideas to enhance your backyard), Dishing It Out (decorating plates using different techniques), You've Been Framed (innovative picture framing ideas), and Can I Have a Light? (creating and decorating lamps, lanterns, and chandeliers), it's as entertaining to read as it is endlessly inspiring. With more than one hundred and fifty inventive and fun projects, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is the perfect activity book for readers of every mood, budget, and skill level.
 

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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  - CentralCaliGrrrl - LibraryThing

This book is as awesome and as edgy as it’s name! Full of fun, inexpensive, avant-garde arts and crafts, most are incredibly functional and easy-to-make. My favorite projects are the ones that ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
ARTSY FARTSY
BODY WORSHIP
BORED AT MY DESK
CAN I HAVE A LIGHT?
CAN WE TABLE THAT?
DISHING IT OUT
I MADE THIS FOR YOU SO YOU BETTER LOVE IT
MORE STUFF TO DUST
96
NATURE CALLS
114
OUTDOORSY
132
RECYCLE IT
147
YOURS TRULY CREATIVE CORRESPONDENCE
175
DONT GET CROSS
191
ITS IN THE TIN
7
SEW DARN EASY
9

I SAW IT IN THE WINDOW
18
ILL BE IN THE BEDROOM WINK WINK
32
IVE BEEN FELT UP
43
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU WITH KITSCHY KITCHEN KRAFTS
51
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
84
YOUVE BEEN FRAMED
19
THINGS I USED FOR THE PROJECTS IN THIS BOOK
26
RESOURCE GUIDE
27
INDEX
27
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About the author (2011)

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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