May 20, 2010

Thrifty Threads, sort of

It's Thursday, when I usually write a Thrifty Threads post. But I want to be clear up front that this girl did not send me this photo, I saw the story on The Frugalista Files, and thought it was perfect for the Thrifty Threads concept.

This teenage girl from North Carolina made her prom dress from Starburst candy wrappers. It started out as an art project, and ended up this super-original and adorable prom dress. She also made her own accessories and her date's tie.

This dress is a recycling treasure. It's made out of duct tape, masking tape, and 20 packages of Starburst candy. Click here to read the entire article in the Greensboro News & Record.

If you're new to this blog, Thrifty Threads is about readers modeling their favorite secondhand outfits, usually from Goodwill, a thrift store, or a consignment shop. This outfit is used, but rather than having been worn before by someone else, it's recycled. I don't know how thrifty it is because I have no idea how much 20 packages of Starburst candy costs. But I imagine it's a lot less than a fancy designer dress. And you can bet she didn't run into anyone wearing the same outfit!

Readers, I'm all out of photos, so if you want to see Thrifty Threads continue, please put on your favorite secondhand outfit, snap a photo, and send it to me at It's so much fun to see all your fabulous finds. So send those photos my way ASAP. And click here to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads.


Alea said...

That is a really cute dress! There was a girl at my son's prom who made her dress out of colored duct tape. Duct tape prom dresses have become quite popular since the girls can enter their dresses into a scholarship competition funded by the Duct Tape co.

Nydia@zerohousepaymentforever said...

Hi! I sent you a picture a few weeks ago, I will try and send it again!

Angela said...

Alea- I didn't realize the duct tape angle! How interesting. I love seeing the creations people come up with.

Nydia- No, I didn't get a photo! Please try again, I would love to see it. I'll respond if I get it.

Readers- if you send a photo for Thrifty Threads, I'll always respond and thank you so if you don't get a response I didn't get it. I can't always respond to every single email I get due to time constraints, but I do respond to the Thrifty Threads submissions and appreciate them so much.

Thanks, Angela

Nydia@zerohousepaymentforever said...

I sent it again. I hope you get it :)

Shelayna said...

That's awesome! It's very Project Runway!

Angela said...

Shelayna- Can you believe I've never seen "Project Runway"? If it's stuff like this, I'm sure I would like it.