“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)
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!