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Most people unwrap a Starburst candy and throw the wrapper in the trash. Not Emily Seilhamer. She’s been saving her wrappers for the last 4 years and turned them into a dress.
Emily sorted, ironed and folded the wrappers to make chains. She then sewed them together to create something she can wear. Emily displayed the dress at her wedding a few years ago.
So, without further ado, here is the dress made completely out of Starburst wrappers.
How it All Started
Emily met her husband when he offered her a Starburst, his favorite candy. Then he began collecting the wrappers for her.
Ironing the Wrappers
Before using the wrappers, Emily ironed each one flat.
Folding the Wrappers
Next, Emily folded the wrappers to form chains of various colors.
Using elastic thread, Emily was able to “sew” the wrapper chains together to form the dress.
Closing it Up
How to close the dress was a problem, but Emily found that using underwear elastic, dyed to match, allowed her to add a zipper to the dress.
Shoes to Match
Once the dress was complete, Emily used some of the remaining wrappers to fashion a pair of shoes to match.
At Her Wedding
Emily displayed the finished dress at her wedding, complete with a Starburst wrapper corsage.
From the Back
This is what Emily’s dress looks like from the back.
What do you think of the finished dress? Would you wear it?