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The Starburst brand isn't paying me to say this, but I will anyway: It's a pretty good candy. Probably the only aggravating thing about them is that they come individually wrapped, and you have to open them one by one—which is why we eventually got the unwrapped "mini" version.

Maybe, though, we've been missing out on a use for all those wrappers: Clothes! On Facebook, Artist Emily Seilhamer shared the adorable story of how she created a tropical dress from 10,000 Starburst wrappers she and her family collected over four years. She even met and first bonded with her husband over a pack of the candy—which is also his favorite.

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I’ve been saving Starburst wrappers diligently (with the help of friends and family) for 4 years to create this dress....

Posted by Artistry and Upcycling by Emily Seilhamer on Monday, May 15, 2017

"With the use of elastic thread," Seilhamer explained, "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!"

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Posted by Artistry and Upcycling by Emily Seilhamer on Monday, May 15, 2017
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If this is what she does with candy wrappers, I wonder what she could make with all the empty bags of chips in my car right now.