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A Hot Glue Gun Mess

Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects

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In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects—woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes.

Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality.

Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate’s crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate’s stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious.

Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don’t have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!

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Critical Praise

Amazon Book of the Month! —No Source

“Lifestyle guru Kate Albrecht is pretty much the antithesis of Martha Stewart…[she] probably has more in common with the late Nora Ephron than with any maven of domesticity.” —Los Angeles Times

“When you flip open a DIY book, you don’t typically see chapters named ‘Hooker with a Head of Gold’… Learn how to make a no-sew tutu… and read about how Kate used to babysit for her stepmom.” —Blogher.com

“What’s better than a book of DIYs? One that pairs each project with a hilarious story that will have you laughing out loud from behind your glue gun.” —Refinery29

“Beautifully photographed and just so damn clever… I absolutely recommend you pick up a copy. Not only will you laugh, you’ll get some good crafting knowledge.” —Weheartthis.com

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062346612
  • ISBN 10: 006234661X
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 06/16/2015
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 25.00 CAD
  • BISAC1: CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Decorating
  • BISAC2: CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion
  • BISAC3: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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