One Canadian high schooler decided to find a far affordable route when shopping for a graduation dress this year – by recycling dozens of pages of old homework into a handmade gown.
“For me, it’s not a big, spend your money, you have to look this nice, you have to fit into this mould of a grad,” Kara Koskowich told CBC News.
Other than the cost of the thread (and one busted sewing machine), the dress was basically free, right down to the colourful band of Post-It notes she used as a belt.
Koskowich isn’t the only teen getting creative with teen fashion lately. A slew of students have made headlines with creative takes on prom dresses. They’ve been made out of everything from Doritos bags, coffee filters and gum wrappers to bubble wrap and plastic grocery bags.