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In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, 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.
From the back cover: "BE WARNED: If sex, plastic surgery, and bathroom humor are not your cup of tea, you'll probably just want to look at the pretty pictures."
"Hilarious... Albrecht probably has more in common with the late Nora Ephron than with any maven of domesticity." - L.A. Times
"Will have you laughing out loud" - Refinery 29
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!
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins (June 16, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches