A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband.

Emily Seilhamer is an artist and upcycler - meaning she recycles items by creating new things out of them.

The Mount Joy Township woman posted a picture of her dress last week on her Facebook page, Artistry and Upcycling by Emily Seilhamer.

Photo / Facebook, Artistry and Upcycling by Emily Seilhamer
Photo / Facebook, Artistry and Upcycling by Emily Seilhamer

Seilhamer met her husband, Malachi, when he offered her a pack of Starburst, his favourite candy. He kept giving her the candies and once she told him she wanted to make a dress, he started bringing her wrappers, which she divided by their bright colours.

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Seilhamer tells WPMT-TV that "anyone's an artist if they're willing to try."

No cavities resulted from the making of this dress.

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 Tuesday, 18 April 2017

- AP