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ISBN13: 9781416937852
ISBN10: 1416937854
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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is a great book to give and a great source-book for making gifts. You'll think twice about donating your treasures to the Goodwill,  just as you'll pause before buying something new. From frames to furniture to jewelry, lampshades, bound books, window treatments, and Warhol-inspired extravaganzas, the fun will never end. Open this book to an avenue of adventure as you reuse, reduce, recycle, and rejoice.
Recommended by Christopher J., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;iandgt;The Big-Ass Book of Craftsandlt;/iandgt; 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). andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters — TLC's andlt;iandgt;While You Were Outandlt;/iandgt; 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, andlt;iandgt;The Big-Ass Book of Craftsandlt;/iandgt; is the perfect activity book for readers of every mood, budget, and skill level.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Mark Montanoandlt;/Bandgt; is part of the design team for TLCand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;While You Were Outandlt;/iandgt; and the host of TLCand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Ten Years Youngerandlt;/iandgt;, as well as co-host of the Style networkand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;My Celebrity Homeandlt;/iandgt;. He is a contributing editor to andlt;iandgt;CosmoGIRL!andlt;/iandgt; magazine, and his weekly column, and#8220;Make Your Mark,and#8221; appears in more than seventy newspapers across the country. Mark is the author of andlt;iandgt;Super Suiteandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Dollar Store Dand#233;corandlt;/iandgt; and co-author of andlt;iandgt;Window Treatments and Slipcovers for Dummiesandlt;/iandgt;.

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Yvonne H, April 27, 2011 (view all comments by Yvonne H)
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 incorporate old, unwanted 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 your own beautiful, personalized bound journal/notebook (p. 53).

Using this book as inspiration, I made a recycled rolled-book basket (p. 281) that I donated to my local library for their “monthly auction” -- it’s a fundraiser to help pay for a new, larger location and I thought that it would be a creative way to show my support.
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smithjes, February 24, 2009 (view all comments by smithjes)
Fantastic projects for the experienced crafter. I've made the popsicle stick basket and notebooks as gifts and they have gone over extremely well!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416937852
Author:
Montano, Mark
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Photographer:
Espinoza, Auxy
Author:
Espinoza, Auxy
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
House furnishings
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Crafts-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c photos
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is a great book to give and a great source-book for making gifts. You'll think twice about donating your treasures to the Goodwill,  just as you'll pause before buying something new. From frames to furniture to jewelry, lampshades, bound books, window treatments, and Warhol-inspired extravaganzas, the fun will never end. Open this book to an avenue of adventure as you reuse, reduce, recycle, and rejoice.

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