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Atiyah Anderson, 14, from Detroit's Henry Ford Academy for Creative Studies with her newspaper prom dress in the photo studio of the Detroit Free Press, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. DIANE WEISS/Detroit Free Press

Finalists show off newspaper dresses

Ari's dress uses folded fans to create the skirt, a rolled paper flower near the hip and is painted shades of blue and purple to look almost like denim. #freepromcontest. Vote for this dress, and see the story and video, at

Finalists show off newspaper dresses

Tutorial: DIY handspun recycled newspaper yarn.

Old newspaper DIY - Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn

Five very different dresses made using recycled paper.

Five beautiful dresses made using recycled paper

Whimsical DIY tree with newsprint leaves.

Anthropologie Inspired Home Decor

Probably one of the most popular newspaper craft ideas around: Sunday comics gift wrap.

  • Connie Baum

    I've done this for years.

  • Paula Wethington

    I did that on Valentine's Day - our wrapping paper box is in a storage unit right now but I don't think I had any plain red to begin with.

How-to Paper Beads! (thicker paper is recommended so not quite a newspaper project, but, ... close)

Make your own coasters- 4x4 tiles ($.16 Home Depot); 4x4 scrapbook paper; adhere to tile with Mod Podge and let dry; Spray a coat of clear spray paint and let dry; attach felt pads to the bottom .... (this could be done with newspaper ...)

Newspaper flower bouquet

'i do' it yourself: steal that style: map bouquet