- 7:55 pm - Thu, Apr 21, 2011
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A Wisconsin mother spent six years collecting and folding Starburst candy wrappers to make her daughter’s prom dress.
Kerrin Frey, Tara’s mom, started work on the dress six years ago when she saw another mom weaving gum wrappers as they watched their kids play hockey.”
She can’t even tell you how many Starbursts she’s burned through; only that she was purchasing 20 pounds at a time. “We even called Starburst to see if we could just buy the wrappers from them without the candy in them.” The answer, “No, can’t do that.”
Instead Kerrin asked folks all over town to save wrappers, and even gave out 14 ounce bags of Starburst candy for Halloween, “and say, ‘could you just bring back the wrappers - and try not to rip them.’”
The dress is really cute, isn’t it?
Watch the video and/or read the rest of the story (don’t skip the part about the accessories!): Wisonsin teen going to prom in dress made from Starburst wrappers | kare11.com.
(hat tip to Haute Trash on Facebook)