Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A "Sweet" Prom Dress

A high school student in Michigan's Upper Peninsula came up with a cool idea -- to make her prom dress out of Starburst wrappers.  She asked her classmates to save their wrappers and she collected thousands.  With them, she made a prom dress, matching hair-band and purse.  She estimates it took 18,000 wrappers to do the job.

The project took five months to complete and her friends and family assisted.  Her story is here and this is what the results look like...


13 comments:

  1. Wow, that's neat-o! Awesome idea.

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  2. I have heard of this before - also have seen bags made out of candy wrappers too. It takes a lot of work and dedication, that is for sure!

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    1. A chic shop in my town sells handbags made from candy and other wrappers. The company that makes them promotes environmentalism and recycling. Plus, they're fun to look at!

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  3. Wow!
    Have a fab Wednesday Hun xoxo
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  4. Way cool. Even better - I love Starburst. I could have helped her by eating millions. I'm willing to do that.

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  5. What a cute unique idea. I bet she was the only one with a dress like it at her prom!

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  6. This is awesome! But so much work... I thought 3 weeks was a lot for a prom dress, that's how long it took me to sew mine.

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  7. Interesting... that is a lot of work !
    I have a purse made our of recycled paper, it was a gift from my mom.

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  8. I love it! This young lady has a great work ethic and major creativity.

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  9. I am the worst. The first thing I thought is that her prom date is totally thinking he can't wait to take the wrapper off later. Like I said...I am the worst.
    Cool idea though, very creative and original!!

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    1. Ha! You made me laugh. That's a great joke. :-)

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  10. Wow! What a great idea. If only more people were this creative with prom dresses.

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  11. I read this article last night. Too Cool! Very talented girl!

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