Raising three kids requires patience, love and dedication, but so does making a wedding dress — out of toilet paper.
Amber Mills, Marine veteran from Hurst, Texas, entered the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin after falling into a deep depression. Mills battles multiple sclerosis and cannot work full-time, so she needed a creative outlet to lift her spirits. She came across a contest online for toilet paper wedding dresses and got to work.
Using 1970s pink Charmin toilet paper, glue, tape, stencils and a needle and thread, Mills created a confection of a gown.
This isn’t her first go-round, though. Mills won $2,500 for her third place ranking in last year’s competition. Although she did not make it to the finals this year, it’s not all about winning for Mills. She simply enjoys the creative process and the challenge.