Maybe you dreamed of a beautiful, designer-y dress for your prom. Maybe you even wore such a dress for your prom. Not this teen: she sported a frock of old Starburst wrappers to her prom. Made by her mom.
Wisconsonite Kerrin Frey crafted her daughter, Tara's, dress from thousands of bright paper candy wrappers, each one carefully folded (8 times!) and creased with a tweezer. Once prepped, the miniature wax papers were woven into a basket-like overlay for a muslin dress.
The project took 6 years.
Frey also crafted Starburst-wrapper shoes and a clutch for her daughter, as well as a vest for her boyfriend, Zane. Date boy looks a wee bit embarrassed, and sounds it too: "Do I like it? It's alright. I don't really have a choice."
You kind of wonder -- now that the dress is finished what will keep mom occupied?