A Hot Glue Gun Mess – Mr. Kate

A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY ProjectsA Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects by Mr. Kate

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This is not the usual book that I read, but I was intrigued when I heard about it. I’ve watched Mr. Kate’s YouTube channel and she has some cool DIY projects/decorating tips. The structure of the book is not uncommon, as she tells a short story and then breaks it up with photos – except in this book, the photos are a DIY project that you can do.

There are 50 different stories and accompanying projects. While the DIY’s are meant to relate to the story that Mr. Kate just finished telling, they’re generally pretty nebulous and only remotely related. I personally found around 10 to be interesting, but that will vary from person to person. They’re not just crafty projects, but beauty tips and fashion.

The stories themselves are also very varied, from cute tales about meeting her (now) husband to crude ones that won’t appeal to everyone. She also is from a very well off family, so readers may be put off by her constant name-dropping or rich-kid woes. I wasn’t completely turned off by it, but I also was 99% there for the crafts and didn’t really borrow the book so that I could be engrossed by the stories.

Overall it was a cute book, but probably not one that I would go out and buy. I’ll just borrow it from the library if I ever decide I want to do one of the projects.


There’s a DIY just in case you ever wanted a disco ball to make it’s home in your room… as a lamp.

Or perhaps be some sort of woodland nymph. I’m intrigued by this one, but I’m not sure I would ever put chains in my hair. That sounds like I’m asking for hair-tangled trouble.

Oh yes. let us put decapitated toy animal heads on our fingers. That sounds like a wonderful idea…

This is the one project I definitely want to do!

Okay, I’m not a fan of the basket but the idea of the canopy is really pretty and I may do it to get some Harry Potter vibes in my room.

Another example of the beauty side of her DIY’s as opposed to the crafty.

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4 responses to “A Hot Glue Gun Mess – Mr. Kate”

  1. bookprincessreviews Avatar

    Lol some of your comments on the pictures were fantastic. Some of them sound like interesting ideas but the other sound…not as pleasing. Just super random. I feel like a disco ball lamp would be far too much work. 😉 Wonderful review, Kyera, and loved you included the pictures too. 😀

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  2. kyera Avatar

    Yeah, that’s pretty much how I felt about the whole book. I figured including some pictures would help people visualize what they’re in for, haha.


  3. Weekly Wrap Up: October 23 – 29 – Kyera's Library Avatar

    […] about this book, there were some cool DIYs and some really strange ones. You can read my review here and see some sample pictures […]


  4. ryanchasteen Avatar

    Love Mr Kate

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