January 22, 2012

For The Love Of Books #Giveaway: The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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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77 comments:

Deborah said...

I like that they have easy projects on the site - gives you an idea of what to expect in the book. asthenight at gmail dot com

Michelle Mitzel said...

I learned there's more than one version of the book.

Donna said...

I found out that he has an etsy shop. I also like his stencil art pillow.

Anonymous said...

What a cool series of DIY books. I'm horrible at crafts, but my daughter loves doing different craft projects. I learned that his books are sold on Amazon.

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Darcie K. said...

I would love to read the Pulp Fiction Perfect Paper Projects book.

Krista said...

I love how it says he "sleeps with a loaded glue gun." =) FUNNY!

AmandaSue said...

There are 3 big ass books.

Linda Kish said...

I like the Vision Box Idea Book: Crafting the Live of Your Dreams

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throuthehaze said...

I like the stencil art/doodle pillow craft

Tore said...

I like that there is a Etsy shop. Tore923@aol.com

kalea_kane said...

I loved the string painting project. It looked like something I could master.

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kalea_kane said...

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kalea_kane said...

You're button is on my left side bar.

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Bethie said...

There is also a Big Ass Book of Home Decor.

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mamabunny13 said...

I liked the the string painting project :)

talik said...

I learned that there is such a thing as glitter spray paint. I NEED THIS!

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Jay said...

I learned where I can buy E-6000 glue for less money than I usually do. Awesome :)

daniel thornton said...

I learned that Mark has an etsy shop

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Melissa Shirley said...

I like the Pulp Fiction Perfect Paper Projects

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beth said...

stencil art/doodle pillow looks really cool
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Amber said...

I like that there are a few projects from the book shown right on the website with instructions.

Wendi said...

I like his scrap ribbon lampshade that looks cool

Wendi said...

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Leah Baird said...

I learned he has a blog where he shares craft ideas. Like adding zipper to flats.

Wendi said...

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Maureen said...

I liked the Scrap Ribbon Lamp Shade

Heidi V said...

Blooming Envelopes looks like fun and easy to make!

Thanks
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Anonymous said...

i like how FUNNY he is! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Laurie Sublime said...

I like the idea that Mark shares crafts that are transformational - repurposing an item u already have to make another cool thing!!

Wendi said...

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SueZH said...

I didn't realize that he sleeps with a loaded glue gun! He has been all over TV.

Anonymous said...

I want this book.

bronwen said...

Loved the first one and have been waiting to get the 2nd one! I love Mark!

amy dame said...

i'd completely forgotten that Mark used to be on the show While You Were Out! That was an awesome show, back when TLC wasn't all trashy reality tv!

Wendi said...

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Hayley Locke said...

I loved his project SEQUIN CANDLES MADE FROM BALL POINT PINS AND LARGE 1/2" SEQUINS.

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Stacie said...

I learned that there are other books, such as Big Ass Book of Home Decor, available.

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BellaJade said...

Mark Montano has an Etsy shop
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michedt said...

I learned that this book is featured in several magazines.

Wendi said...

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maija m said...

I like the stencil art doodle pillow! Maija pinkmaija (at) yahoo.com

JBlanton said...

found he has other books- great projects that I would like to try

DeeAnn S said...

I like that he gives you a sampling of the projects from the book. Thanks.
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elaine r said...

I learned there is also a Big Ass Book Of Home Decor-this would also be great to have.

Elaine R
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Kathy said...

Mark sleeps with a loaded glue gun!

crystletellerday said...

the big ass book of home decor crystletellerday@yahoo.com

ArtsyChaos said...

Sleeps with a loaded glue gun... LOL! Hope he has it off!
~Wendy

tattwo said...

There are some great projects on Mark's website. I'll have to try the String Painting Technique.

bored2quickly said...

I like the stencil art/doodle pillow craft. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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Anonymous said...

I learned he also has a book called The Big Ass Book of Home Decor.

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Karen said...

I'd like the big ass book of home decor. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

I like the glitter spray paint!

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Leslie Davis said...

I like the scrap ribbon Lampshade project. :)

Bonni said...

I really like the stencil art/ doodle pillow craft on the website

mverno said...

learned he has more books
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Wendi said...

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shirley H said...

i like the scrap ribbon lampshade

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Navymansgrl said...

I learned that this and others like this book exist, how exciting!!!

Marianna said...

I like the stencil art/doodle pillow

hussagain said...

the big-ass book of home decor

aimee910 said...

I already own The Big-Ass Book of crafts, and I'm excited to learn that there's a sequel and a home decor one!

cindy said...

I discovered that he has an etsy shop
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daveshir2005 said...

I like that it says Mark Motano sleeps with a loaded glue gun. That made me laugh.

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katecontestgirl said...

he also has a home decor book

Clair said...

I love the etsy shop!!

Debbie Kennedy said...

I learned that this is not his only BigAss Book........he also has a BigAss Home Dec book.
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Yona Williams said...

I learned that there is a Big Ass Book of Home Decor that my mother would love. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Donna said...

In the book there is a stencil pillow project.
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Gianna said...

The Big Ass Book of Home Decor.