A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband.
Emily Seilhamer is an artist and upcycler — meaning she recycles items by creating new things out of them.
Seilhamer met her husband, Malachi, when he offered her a pack of Starburst, his favorite candy. He kept giving her the candies and once she told him she wanted to make a dress, he started bringing her wrappers, which she divided by their bright colors.
“I’ve been saving Starburst wrappers diligently (with the help of friends and family) for 4 years to create this dress. After enough were saved I organized them into colors, ironed them, folded them into links, and made candy wrapper chains,” Seilhamer wrote in the post. “With the use of elastic thread, I was able to sew the links together into a “fabric” to create the dress.”
Seilhamer tells WPMT-TV that “anyone’s an artist if they’re willing to try.”