- Beauty vlogger Amber Scholl made a prom dress out of trash bags — and Twitter users are loving it.
- She told INSIDER that the concept came to her after she received comments from her YouTube subscribers who said that she could probably rock a trash bag.
- What started as a joke turned into the ultimate DIY challenge, in which Scholl used trash bags, tape, and glue to craft an abundance of dark roses.
- She then attached each rose, which took a total of six hours to make, to a black bodysuit and a black tulle skirt.
- Scholl was surprised by the result, and encourages people interested in a DIY project like hers to go to a craft store, get inspired, and follow their vision.
Beauty vlogger Amber Scholl got creative with trash bags to make a surprisingly beautiful prom dress that looks like it’s embellished with roses. Scholl shared a video of her DIY dress on YouTube that has since gone viral.
In an email with INSIDER, Scholl explained that the concept for the dress actually started as a joke.
“My subscribers are always commenting that ‘I could probably rock a trash bag and make it look good,’ so I thought I would take it literally and see if I could do it,” she told us. Though it started as a joke, Scholl said that she loves the dress so much she would consider wearing it in real life.
To make the dress, Scholl started by rounding up the necessary supplies: a box of large black trash bags, a plain black bodysuit, a sheer tulle skirt, and a few basic supplies like scissors, tape, and glue. She said that conceptualizing the design of the trash bag dress was the most difficult part of the project, because she wanted it to look like “real fashion” — not a trash bag.
Here’s what the final dress looks like:
To bring her rose-inspired gown to life, Scholl first stretched out the trash bags and cut them it into long pieces. She then coiled them into knotted balls that resembled roses. She secured each faux flower with black scotch tape and repeated this process until she had enough to cover the entire front of the bodysuit.
Using E-6000 glue, Scholl attached her collection of “roses” to the garment and its straps. This process took six hours, but she said she thinks it was worth the time. “I spent almost three hours just sitting around trying different things seeing what I could come up with until I finally thought of the rose idea,” she said.
Once the bodice was completely texturized with an elaborate layer of trash bags, Scholl moved onto the skirt. She created more rose balls using larger pieces of the trash bags, which she layered across the bottom of her tulle in a zig-zag pattern.
In the video, when Scholl puts on the elegant garbage bag prom dress — which bears almost no resemblance to the less glamorous plastic — she seemed shocked at the outcome. “Honestly, I think this is my best DIY I’ve ever done,” she said.
She also shared her unconventional creation on Twitter; her tweet has since gone viral with over 5,000 retweets at the time of this post. “When someone calls you trashy, make a dress out of trash bags & prove them fabulously correct,” her witty caption reads.
— Amber Scholl (@AmberScholl) April 22, 2018
Scholl encourages others who are interested in attempting a DIY dress like hers to go for it. “Being creative is so fun and much easier than you might think,” she said. “Go to your local craft store and see what inspires you — glue and scissors can go a long way if you believe in your vision!”
Watch her bring the dress to life in the full video below.
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