ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A Pennsylvania woman makes a dress out of 10,000 Starburst wrappers.

Emily Seilhamer, of Elizabethtown, told PennLive that it took her five years to make the dress out of the thousands of Starburst wrappers.

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“I had to change the original design quite a few times but that’s OK. I’m happy with the one I ended up with,” the 24-year-old told PennLive.

Seilhamer showed off the dress on her Facebook page earlier this week.

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“With the use of elastic thread, I was able to sew the links together into a ‘fabric’ to create the dress,” she wrote. “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 two years ago!”

Seilhamer estimates it cost around $1,000 for all the Starbursts needed to make the dress.

 

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