Woman Saves 10,000 Starburst Wrappers For 4 Years To Create This Stunning Dress

And it has a romantic backstory.

The DIY and upcycling movements combine two of our favorite things: getting creative and minimizing environmental impact. Converting waste materials into something useful — and beautiful — is always a win in our book, and this woman's upcycled dress definitely fits the bill. 

Twenty-four-year-old Emily Seilhamer collected colorful wrappers from Starburst candies with the help of friends and family for four years until she had 10,000 in total. 

"After enough were saved, I organized them into colors, ironed them, folded them into links, and made candy wrapper chains. With the use of elastic thread, I was able to sew the links together into a 'fabric' to create the dress," she wrote on Facebook


The result turned out to be a stunning off-the-shoulder mini dress. It's hard to be believe that it's made out of candy packaging that we all throw away without thinking twice. 

To make things even sweeter, the dress has a romantic backstory. 

"My husband and I met when he offered me a pack of Starburst a few years before the project started," Seilhamer wrote. "As his favorite candy he began to save grocery bags full of wrappers for me … The dress had a nice spot next to the gift table at our wedding almost 2 years ago!"  

You can check out some images of the dress below.

(H/T: Teen Vogue)


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