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:

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. 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.

    frost.terri at gmail dot com

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

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

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

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  8. I like the stencil art/doodle pillow craft

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

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

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  11. I subscribe via google reader at enroutetolife(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. You're button is on my left side bar.

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  13. There is also a Big Ass Book of Home Decor.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  14. I liked the the string painting project :)

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

    dothefromkin at yahoo dot com

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

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  17. I learned that Mark has an etsy shop

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  18. I like the Pulp Fiction Perfect Paper Projects

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  20. stencil art/doodle pillow looks really cool
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  21. I like that there are a few projects from the book shown right on the website with instructions.

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  22. I like his scrap ribbon lampshade that looks cool

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

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  26. I liked the Scrap Ribbon Lamp Shade

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  27. Blooming Envelopes looks like fun and easy to make!

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

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

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

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  32. I want this book.

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

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  34. 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!

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  35. shared on facebook

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

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

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  41. Mark Montano has an Etsy shop
    bellajade34 at yahoo dot com

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  42. I learned that this book is featured in several magazines.

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

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

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  47. I like that he gives you a sampling of the projects from the book. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  48. 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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  49. Mark sleeps with a loaded glue gun!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  57. I like the glitter spray paint!

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  58. I like the scrap ribbon Lampshade project. :)

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

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  60. learned he has more books
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  61. shared on facebook

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  62. i like the scrap ribbon lampshade

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

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  64. I like the stencil art/doodle pillow

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  65. 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!

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  66. I discovered that he has an etsy shop
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  67. I like that it says Mark Motano sleeps with a loaded glue gun. That made me laugh.

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  70. I learned that this is not his only BigAss Book........he also has a BigAss Home Dec book.
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  71. I learned that there is a Big Ass Book of Home Decor that my mother would love. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  72. In the book there is a stencil pillow project.
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  73. The Big Ass Book of Home Decor.

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