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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Universe (August 9, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789313030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789313034
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #671,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The most enthusiastic designer on TLC’s hit show, “While You Were Out,” Mark Montano is also a contributing editor to several hit teen magazines, including CosmoGirl, where his hit column “Cool Room” is published every month. He also has a syndicated column with Knight Ridder called “Make Your Mark,” which runs in roughly 75 newspapers worldwide. The longtime owner of a fashion and home decor boutique in New York’s East Village, Mark is the youngest member ever to be inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in my books. Well, THE BIG-A#S BOOK OF CRAFTS 2 is officially on the shelves after 2 years of writing and gluing things together. It's filled with over 150 projects made with stuff you can find almost anywhere and probably already have! Make sure to join the Big A*# Blog: http://markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com/ (I'd love to see you there). Where do I begin? I guess you should know that I was a fashion designer in New York City for most of my career. Yup, I showed with the big designers in the tents and had HUGE fashion shows which you can see on Youtube if you're interested. Through a series of terrific opportunities I became a writer and editor for Hearst Publications at Cosmo Girl! Magazine and stayed there for 10 years writing the COOL ROOM column which I turned into a book called Super Suite: The Ultimate Bedroom Makeover Guide for Girls. I also wrote a syndicated column for Knight Ridder called Make Your Mark which ran in 70 newspaper across the country. During that time I was offered a designer role on the TLC show WHILE YOU WERE OUT and after several years I became the host of the show 10 YEARS YOUNGER, also on TLC. That's the show where we put people in a glass box and guess their age. After 10 YY I was lucky enough to land more TV roles. MY CELEBRITY HOME on Style and SHE'S MOVING IN on WE TV, a recurring role on THE TONY DANZA SHOW and then MY HOME 2.0 for FOX. All during this filming I've been writing books about craft, home decor and anything I can create using commonly found objects. Look under your kitchen sink and we'll find something amazing for a project! Thanks for visiting me here and you can always contact me at MarkMontanoNYC@aol.com.

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I love all the ideas in this book!
Renee
Plus, I love to make things and this book is going to keep me busy for a year!
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This book is a complete and utter waste of money.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Chelsea on February 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
I absolutely LOVE the idea of this book, but it left me a bit disappointed. Out of 101 ideas, I only found four or five that I might want to try, which also may just be my personal taste. A couple things bothered me about the book. Some of the stuff just looked cheap and icky. Also, some of the ideas were repeated over and OVER throughout the book but on different items, like a tray a lamp a box, etc. It's all really the same idea, so why does it count for more than one? Just something that disappointed me.
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104 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Bliss3333 on September 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is a complete and utter waste of money. The projects are completely recycled... for example, how many different cheap items can you hot-glue to a picture frame? Apparently all of them. Most of the designs are not only lame, ugly and done-to-death... they are the type of thing that will end up being ready for the garbage after a week. For example, covering a garbage can with tissue paper. As a matter of fact, Mark Montano seems to think that everything in your house would be bettered by adding a coat of tissue paper. Forget that the colours fade almost immediately, it is just a stupid idea. My sister and I agree that anyone with $20 and 5 minutes to spend at the buck store could come up with hundreds of better ideas. Do not waste your money! Even if you see this dog at the dollar store, it would still be a rip-off.... The positive reviews given this book were obviously written by either Mark Montano's minions or denizens of the Land of Bad Taste. Check their other reviews... only books by Mark Montano... coincidence? I think not.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Olson on October 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
I had added this book to my wishlist and subsequently received it for my birthday a few days ago. I was really disappointed as I flipped through this book. It was page after page of cheap looking crafts. I could see making a few of these with my kids just for fun, but to spruce up the look of my home, I don't think so. As another reviewer mentioned, most of these projects are all about gluing cheap, dollar store, items to things like frames, trash cans, magnets, etc. Want to find several ways to repurpose a dollar store rag rug? This is your book! Besides the fact that the projects are cheap looking, they also require tools that most people don't have sitting around their house. So good luck spending just a few dollars on these projects!
Seriously though, I'm bummed that this book was bought for me. I feel bad for the one who spent the money. Save your money and go to [...] where you'll find fun dollar store crafts with lots of creativity!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Byrd on February 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
I bought The Big Ass Book of Crafts and was incredibly impressed with it. This was before Big Ass Book of Home Decor came out, and I wanted more ideas from Mark! Unfortunately, it turns out I could've just as easily not purchased this, as the best ideas were recycled for Book of Crafts. What wasn't put in Book of Crafts are just some awful, trashy looking ideas, just like the other 2 and 1 star reviews said. Book of Crafts has many more good ideas that are actually worth having in your home, so save your money here because even though it's cheaper, money down the toilet is a waste if it's a dollar or a hundred dollars.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hey there Jorgie on August 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
I love the dollar store and this book is filled with tons of great ideas to make with items from my favorite place. There are 4 dollar stores in my home town and everything in this book is carried in at least one of them. Okay, some of the ideas I wouldn't do, but they made me use my brain and come up with alternatives. Mark is great on a budget (I have seen him on While You Were Out for years now) and some of these projects are pure magic. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in to making things.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Stevens on November 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
I love this book! it has so many great ideas that make cute personalized gifts. I have used some of their ideas and created crafts with the kids i babysit. If you're ever bored, open up this book, and head to wal-mart to pick up some of these items. my favorite idea is the jungle lamp shade. just hot glue some leaves to the shade, and cover the lamp with some twine and you have a really cool unique lamp.

hope this helps!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ashley on December 31, 2010
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I had this book on my Amazon wish list and my sister in law purchased it for me for Christmas. I was super excited to pick out some new projects. Unfortunately, as my sister in law and I went through the book, I became more and more mortified that this made it to my wishlist. At one point she asked me "You really wanted this?? Why??"

There was not a single thing in this book that seemed worth making.
Two upturned trash cans glued together with a glass on top is somehow a table? Nails driven into a block of wood makes a nice candle holder? My sister in law's personal favorite was the pantyhose organizer used as a picture frame.

A lot of this stuff was common sense projects any 8 year old might come up with. And not one item would last more than 30 minutes in my house. Tacky and borderline criminal. My recommendation is that you skip this book and go somewhere else.

I'm sure Mark Montano is a nice guy, but it's clear that he's out to make a buck and really didn't put any thought into the contents of this book. It's truly embarrassing.
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