Artist Emily Seilhamer is really into upcycling: creatively using (or repurposing) materials that would normally be thrown away. She’s obviously into Starburst candies, too.
Emily has created a dress made out of nothing but 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers. She got her family to help her gather enough wrappers to make her beautiful dress.
She had this to say about the creative process of her dress:
"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.
With the use of elastic thread, I was able to sew the links together into a 'fabric' to create the dress. My husband and I met when he offered me a pack of Starburst a few years before the project started.
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!"