Shitty Craft Club: A Club for Gluing Beads to Trash, Talking about Our Feelings, and Making Silly Things (Hardcover)
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Welcome to the Shitty Craft Club! Based on the TikTok sensation by comedian Sam Reece, Shitty Craft Club is an empowering guide to creativity, embracing chaos, and finding inner calm.
Did you know that you are a glorious and incredible artist? Wait, really? Well, you are. Shitty Craft Club gives you permission to have fun and be as weird, wild, and wonderful as you want to be. It’s about trying your best, not perfection.
With step-by-step instructions and funny, deeply relatable tales from her life, Sam Reece, founder of the Shitty Craft Club movement, hilariously guides you through dozens of projects. Melding the nihilistic spirit of millennial/Gen Z humor with Amy Sedaris's gonzo crafting style and a healthy dose of Lisa Frank vibes, Reece proves there’s no limit to what a craft can be.
Making a bunch of pom-poms so you can be your own cheerleader? That’s a craft. Sculpting a rhinestone shrimp out of aluminum foil and a glue gun? A craft. Having literally one sip of water (congrats, by the way)? Yup, you bet—a craft. Because life is hard. So why not spend a bit of time gluing some trash to more trash if it makes you happy?
A SHITTY PHENOMENON: From in-person events at the Ace Hotel and Milk Bar to viral projects on Instagram and TikTok, Sam Reece, the creator of Shitty Craft Club, has cultivated a movement that strikes a chord in today’s stressed-out world. This book captures all the magic of the club (and hopefully inspires you to start your own).
SELF-ESTEEM OVER SELF-IMPROVEMENT: In times of uncertainty and burnout, we all need a little more self-compassion. Treat yourself with kindness and care. Shitty Craft Club gives us the tools to cope in a creative and fun way without feeling the pressure to make everything perfect.
FOR FANS OF MAKING IT AND AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS: With projects like Rhinestone Wall Shrimp, the Corndle, and the Shitty Trophy, this book will inspire you to pick up a glue gun, buy a bucket of beads, and make your own strange and beautiful creations.
- Fans of Sam Reece and the Shitty Craft Club sensation
- Crafters and DIY enthusiasts
- Self-care and mindfulness practitioners
- Fans of Making It, Nailed It!, and At Home with Amy Sedaris
- Creative gift for Mother's Day, graduation, holidays, and birthdays
About the Author
Sam Reece is a Los Angeles–based comedy writer and actor with a very serious crafting hobby. Reece has been writing and performing in NYC since 2011 and has written for Comedy Central, MTV, Buzzfeed, NBC, and Refinery29. In addition to performing in the comedy duo Girls with Brown Hair, Reece has appeared in prominent national advertisements including a spot in a Super Bowl ad for DoorDash, where she appeared alongside Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Super Grover (Sesame Street). Shitty Craft Club began in 2019 when Reece gathered a few comedian friends, rented out a community space, and hired a photographer to capture the crafts. In 2020, when in-person events were not possible due to the impact of COVID-19, Reece joined TikTok and began creating humorous craft videos. Less than one year later, Reece and Shitty Craft Club had established a large, growing platform on TikTok and Instagram. Her engaged followers and fans interact with her content by sharing their interpretations of SCC crafts and even creating informal SCC meetups. Reece continues to collaborate with NYC businesses such as the Ace Hotel and Milk Bar to host crafting events.
Lizzie Darden is a creative director, photographer, and stylist.
"Comedian Reece debuts with a quirky and digressive guide that encourages readers to embrace their imperfections by creating tacky crafts."—Publishers Weekly
“All in all, readers will take away various ways to be their own cheerleader and advocate: who needs others cheering you on when you can make your own sequined trophy?” —Booklist
“All in all, readers will take away various ways to be their own cheerleader and advocate: who needs others cheering you on when you can make your own sequined trophy?”–Booklist
"Funny, bonkers...and surprisingly vulnerable. Reece writes about the weirdness of internet virality, crafting as therapy, and coming out with endearing wit." —Bust