The Big Ass Book of Crafts 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 craft

  • Title: The Big-Ass Book of Crafts
  • Author: Mark Montano
  • ISBN: 9781416937852
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 sweateThe 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 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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    1. I was excited to receive this book as I've seen so many wonderful reviews, but, just a few pages in, my excitement quickly soured. They may as well have called this the Big-Ass Book of Crap. Although there were a handful of projects I could conceivably see constructing and placing in my home (possibly warranting a 1.5 star rating), the vast majority of projects in this book are more suited to dorm-room living (and I'm not even 100% sure I'd use them there)! Admittedly, if you need ideas for fun [...]

    2. Wow, I was quite shocked at how ugly & tacky the vast majority of these crafts were. Especially considering it was written in 2008 (and not 1985) and the Introduction said: "I hope that what you find in this book inspires you to make crafts that are beautiful, functional, fun, and - most important - home worthy."I was tempted to give it two stars simply because there are a couple of techniques that I will probably try, and in that respect it was a little bit useful. But there is no way I wil [...]

    3. this is a fabulous book with great ideas and easy to follow instructions. Tons of pictures of the finished products tooe stuff in here is mostly colorful, whimsical, and kinda out there but I love looking thru it and have done a few of the items and plan on doing more's also very inspiring to just look thru and get ideas for other things you are working on.

    4. Mark Montano (of TLC’s 10 Years Younger and While You Were Out) just came out with a new book - The Big Ass Book of Crafts and boy is the title fitting because it really is a BIG ass book of crafts! I should have know what to expect since Mark is also the author of another fun book in my library, Dollar Store Decor: 100 Projects for Lush Living That Won't Break the Bank. As far as home decor goes, both books are a little too funky for my personal tastes, but they are still a load of fun and th [...]

    5. Basically, the author of this book has never heard the phrase "less is more." I found it ironic that he recounted a conversation with a friend who asserted that crafts should be "home-worthy," or that is, something you would actually put/keep in your house. Many, many, many of the crafts in this book were not only pointless, but also ugly. There's only so many things you can glue onto other things before it gets a little absurd. It was also clear that that Mark Montano had specific fetishes, as [...]

    6. Wellis book is exactly what the title says it is. I checked it out to find some cool project ideas I could use for the Teen Make & Take (DYI crafts) my library has every month. Here's the verdict: While this book is filled with some really cool and creative ideas, I'm not sure how many of them would be practical to do in a library (or school) setting. However, this is one of the coolest craft books I've encountered recently, and I'd still recommend it for the fan of Arts & Crafts project [...]

    7. The Big-Ass Book Of Crafts is a down-and-dirty, ultra-thrifty, practical book of craft projects that's rimming with enthusiasm. It is filled with great ideas you can alter to reflect your own personal style, affordable techniques that won't break the bank, and practical projects that make this book worth a look. This really is a BIG ASS book and has tons of hip and kitschy projects for the DIY alternacrafter.

    8. Very helpful papier-mache paste recipe (minus the fact they didn't include to actually add water), but the recipe itself work well. The projects are hit or miss in terms of usefulness for my purposes, but it's an interesting reference guide.

    9. I'm not sure what some of the reviewers here were expecting as the title and cover do a great job of telling you this isn't your average crafts book.There is something here for every budget and skill level and most of the projects can be updated or personalised with alternative materials and themes. So what if you think you're above making things out of lolly sticks and straws? Just give those projects a miss or take inspiration from them to make something on a larger scale.I found it refreshing [...]

    10. More like the Big Ass Book of Crap. There are better crafts with more useful instructions and illustrations on DIY craft websites like Instructables. I thought this was pretty unimpressive and would not recommend it even as a library check-out.

    11. Not one project in here that I would think of making for myself or a gift. Awesome premise, cheap looking products.

    12. I've read his other "Big-Ass" titles and expected more of the same, which is what I got - mostly bad craft. Most egregious, not knowing the difference between knit and crochet. Second, not saying to use unsanded grout on a mirror table top. (THAT'S gonna look pretty!) This book so totally reminded me of my Mom's Better Homes and Gardens magazines $101 Looks Under $101 projects - except more tacky. My college-age kids would neither allow this stuff in their rooms nor want to attempt most of these [...]

    13. If I wasn’t looking for a place already, I’d definitely have to since there are so many ideas in my head from this book. Some of the projects were tacky (I won't be attempting the the crosses, domino or rope projects), but there were also definitely some gems (art cards, wall hangings). Most of all think this book is good for introducing new techniques on how to create one's own unique items to one's taste (stamping, simple binding, spray painting to make things look bronzed) Mark Montano (a [...]

    14. The Big-Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano is as awesome and 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 incorporate old, unusable books for repurposing, such as framed silhouettes (p 9), a laminated chandelier (p. 72), decoupage plates (p.134), placemats (p. 215) and stitched note cards and envelopes (p. 306).Mr. Montano even shows, with step-by-step instructions, how to make y [...]

    15. Pros: Book has tons of ideas. Every project could be done in a different print, altered style or with a different form. Projects aren't handyman required and can be finished in an afternoon. Creativity is huge - lamps made out of sieves and straws, trees made out of books, frames made of a variety of items. Not all items are sitting around the house just begging to be used but most are easy to find.Cons: The harlequin designs and use of cards aren't my style. As you can see, the pros outnumber t [...]

    16. I picked this one up after browsing around the craft section looking for re-usable crafting. Despite the fact that there are "more than 150 crafts to fill your home, give to friends, decorate the yard, or send to Mom," I found most of them to ugly and impractical. The author obviously doesn't have small children or pets, as most of his designs would be destroyed by one or both of these. I did find some good designs/products here, such as the Relaxing Bath Crystal Body Scrub, Foot Balm and homema [...]

    17. Meg Powers Meg Powers said: "okayi really hated this guy's show10 years youngerbut! he has some pretty great, simple crafts and beauty product ideas presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. I can't fault him for capitalizing on potential fame, DIY media-stylei like. okayi really hated this guy's show10 years youngerbut! he has some pretty great, simple crafts and beauty product ideas presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. I can't fault him for capitalizing on potential fame, DIY media-st [...]

    18. This book takes a few simple projects, and offers several variations - 5 decorative lamps. 5 decorated plates. 6 kinds of window treatments. Some of the projects are a little different from the usual indie-craft book, but don't expect anything too ground-breaking. There's some innovation in material use, like the duct tape arm chair. Alternately, there's some mind-numbing material use, like the repeated references to Avery T-shirt Transfers. YMMV. The pictures are big and bright, generally, ther [...]

    19. Lots and lots of things to do, from the very creative to the down right weird! I didn't care for his gold spray painted baby doll, but loved many other crafts. Kind of a recycle/reuse/repurpose theme, and I really like to recycle. Has several old school crafts (popsickle sticks? huh?) but some other really cool crafts. I really like the leaf curtain and some of the hanging things. One of those you have to keep the meat and throw away the bones types of books, but enjoyable to read and use overal [...]

    20. This book is awesome. The writer gives you simple instruction for creating some pretty cool thinks. I like that most things only have 1-2 pages of instructions and that most of the materials are fairly common and easy to find. He does not attempt to over-explain things but gives the reader just enough information. Even if you don't like his exact designs, most things would be easy to suite to your specific taste or style. There are a few cheesy things in there (like things made with Popsicle sti [...]

    21. I was seeking new ideas away from Pinterest and this book has always caught my eye, however I never bothered picking it up.I rented it from our local library and felt I should really listen when they say to "not judge a book by its cover." Instead of picking up an interesting and quirky craft book I was met with mediocre and yawn inspiring crafts I would never dream of making. Hideous and tacky in the highest form (and not the kitschy-cute kind either).

    22. This really is, in fact, a big-ass book of crafts. There is a lot in here I would never even consider making. Some because it just looks dumb, some because it's just not my taste, and some because I don't own power tools beyond a drill (not that many projects call for those, but there are a few). But there are a fair number I would consider, either making as shown in the book or adapting. If nothing else, it's a good book for inspiration.

    23. My sister gave me this book for my birthday, and it is fantastic. I looked through it last night and marked all the crafts I want to do. The style of the crafts generally matches my own, and the writer gets specific about materials, which is helpful. Perhaps there's a little too much tin stuff or day-of-the-dead-type stuff, but each craft has a main idea that is simple and useful, and you can create any number of your own riffs on these basic ideas.

    24. I'll be the first to admit I'm a craft junkie. I make everything from cards to quilts to clothes. This book had a lot of cute ideas, but only one or two practical crafts I'd make to put in my house. I'm rating it 4 stars because I could see myself doing some of these on rainy days or using them for inspiration. Overall, I'd recommend it to younger craftsters.

    25. Ingenious and very kitschy stuff. Good if you're 13 and want to redo your room into a teen room. Not so good for a non crafty adult with low key taste. Yet I keep reading it and somehow loving envisioning myself making all these things I'll never make. It's like leafing through a French cookbook or something-- we all know my real cooking is of the 4-ingredient type.

    26. If you have a knack for craft this is your book my friend. It has so many great ideas. I'll just mention a few of my personal favorites: Laminated Chandelier, Photo Collage, Tissue-Paper-Covered industrial hanging Lamp, the Punk Paper Lantern, the Art Switch Plates, Tomatoe Cage Chandelier, Tin Candle Alley, Spray-Painted Envelopes, andwell much, much more:)

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