June 8, 2015 11:41 am

‘2015 is the year of DIY prom’: Google Canada

Erinne Paisley's math homework grad dress was a DIY project that went viral.


TORONTO — As teens across Canada get ready to graduate, Google Canada has revealed a top trend of the 2015 prom season: DIY.

According to Google:

Last week, one Victoria grad’s decision to go the “do it yourself” route turned into a statement heard around the world. Erinne Paisley stitched her prom dress together from old math homework, on which she wrote: “I’ve received my education, not every woman has that right.”

Paiseley’s message caught the attention of the Pakistani teenager who inspired the idea: Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the face by the Taliban for speaking out about girls’ education rights. The DIY paper dress is now being auctioned off, and has already raised more than $1,000 for Malala’s foundation.

WATCH: B.C. teen’s paper prom dress makes a statement around the world

Even if your DIY attempt doesn’t go viral, it’s bound to save you some cash.

READ MORE: Canadian families prepared to spend more than $500 on prom this year: survey

For those who want to give it a try, here are some DIY tutorials from a few of Canada’s top YouTube stars:

With files from Amy Judd, Global News

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