She Spent 4 Years And Used 10,000+ Starburst Wrappers To Create This Dress

Well, that’s one way to recycle!

The next time you unwrap a Starburst candy, take a moment to consider the myriad of ways the wrapper might be used. Most people just toss the paper into the trash. But not only is that wasteful, it’s very unimaginative. Just ask Emily Seilhame.

The activist shared on Bored Panda that for four years, she and her family diligently saved the wrappers from over 10,000 starburst candies so she could create a recycled rainbow dress. She wrote,

“After enough were saved I organized them into colors, ironed them, folded them into links, and made candy wrapper chains.”

Emily also used elastic thread to sew the links together into a “fabric.” This enabled her to make the dress.

The reason why Emily was inspired to create the dress is a beautiful one. She and her husband met when he offered her a pack of Starburst. Because the candy is his favorite treat, he began to save grocery bags of the wrappers for her. “The dress had a nice spot next to the gift table at our wedding almost 2 years ago!” Emily added.

Emily saved Starburst wrappers for 4 years to create this dress…

Credit: Emily Seilhame

A total of 10 000+ Starburst candy wrappers went into it.

Credit: Emily Seilhame

“After enough were saved I organized them into colors, ironed them, folded them into links, and made candy wrapper chains.”

Credit: Emily Seilhame

This is how it looks from behind:

Credit: Emily Seilhame

She ironed each wrapper before folding…

Credit: Emily Seilhame

Then sewed the chains together with elastic thread.

Credit: Emily Seilhame

“By painting underwear elastic to match the colors of the wrappers I was able to seal the edges and insert a zipper.”

Credit: Emily Seilhame

Can’t forget the matching shoes!

Credit: Emily Seilhame

“Complete with matching candy wrapper bag corsage”

Credit: Emily Seilhame

That is definitely one innovative way to recycle. What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!

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