Teen's sweet prom dress made of Starburst wrappers

Teen's sweet prom dress made of Starburst wrappers

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This May 5, 2012, photo provided by WLUC TV shows Diane McNease in her prom dress made from Starburst wrappers, with Luke DeWitt at Ishpeming High School in Ishpeming, Mich. McNease tells WLUC-TV that she came up with the idea of making her prom dress out of candy wrappers when she saw a friend folding some. She estimates it took about 18,000 wrappers to make the corset of her dress, as well as matching hair bands and a purse. (AP Photo/WLUC-TV) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Posted on May 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Updated Thursday, May 10 at 12:24 PM

ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan teen put together one sweet prom dress, thanks to the help of classmates who collected thousands of Starburst wrappers for her.

Diane McNease tells WLUC-TV that she came up with the idea of making her prom dress out of candy wrappers when she saw a friend folding some. She estimates it took about 18,000 Starburst wrappers to make the corset of her dress, as well as matching hair bands and a purse.

The Ishpeming High School student wore the dress to Saturday's prom in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The top half of the dress is made out of folded wrappers and the bottom looks more like a traditional gown. It took about five months to make, with help from family and friends.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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