Sew a Newspaper Dress.

by Chris Gardner

Know how there's some really great final projects in the how-to blogosphere, but the means by which they getcha there are quite muddled and badly conveyed?

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This newspaper dress from PrixPrix sho ain't oneofum. With an Instructable as fine as the outcome, this "Old Gray Lady" dress created completely of the New York Times and thread (no tape, glue, or staples) will inspire you with every pleat, fold, and seam. These things can be done, friends, and this is how we do 'em.

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Wrapping Paper and Bow Conservation

by DIY Maven

Wrapping Paper and Bow Conservation

Running out of wrapping paper and bows and need more FAST? I saw this on Martha yesterday and put the Curbly spin to it.

Supplies

Newspaper

What little wrapping paper you have left

Scissors

Tape

Martha’s Wrap

Wrap your present in newsprint. I like the stock quotes as they make a nice, uniform background.

Cut a strip of wrapping paper to circumference the present, fold in edges, wrap around package, tape strip together in back of present.

Maven’s Bow

Cut...

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Fake Paper Pictures: Capitalizing on a Stupid Idea

by DIY Maven

Beside using newsprint to gauge furniture placement, you can use it to determine layout of pictures/art before you take hammer to nail.

 

Fake Paper Pictures: Capitalizing on a Stupid Idea
So Easy You Don’t Need a "Need" List

Just measure and cut your newsprint to the size of the pictures/art you want to display. Tape and, better yet, RE-tape them to the wall of your choosing until you have them in the positions desired. And then hammer away. This also works great if you’re using those marvelous 3M...

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