Create an Embellished HERSHEY’S KISSES Carrying Case

embellishing_lipstick_cases~This post is sponsored by HERSHEY’S~

Do you know how much I love chocolate?

(If you love it too, be sure to scroll down to learn how you can win some HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Chocolates and a treat case like the one above!)

I love chocolate so much that I joke that there needs to be chocolate coursing through my system at all times. And there’s a reason that I’m in love with chocolate: It’s in my heritage!

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photo courtesy of Hershey Archives

Yup, I am a descendant of one of the original Milton Hershey boys. Milton Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Company, also started the Milton Hershey School where he gave a home and education to orphaned children. My great grandfather was one of the original students (pictured above.)

The ties I have to Chocolatetown, USA continue with my grandmother who lived in Hershey, PA until the day she died. And that meant that she gave birth to my father in…you guessed it…Hershey, PA. So, it’s completely understandable that I have a real love affair with that yummy dark sweet candy.

This explains why I like to have a little chocolate on hand at all times. One of my favorite chocolates to share with friends is HERSHEY’S® KISSES® Brand Chocolates. They are a perfectly portable and portioned treats that fit into my crazy DIY lifestyle. I created a custom carrying case that fits easily inside my purse, so I can bring a delicious bite of chocolate with me when I am on-the-go. The case fits five HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Chocolates, which are about 20-25 calories per piece (not bad for a little treat as part of a balanced lifestyle.)

Here’s my simple tutorial for embellishing your own HERSHEY’S KISSES carrying case.

Materials:

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  • Small metal or plastic case (such as a lipstick case)
  • Precut adhesive vinyl
  • Washi tape
  • Floral adhesive gems
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Strong craft glue like E-6000
  • Hole punches

Instructions:

Add vinyl adhesives or washi tape to your lipstick case. Position small adhesives with the tip of an X-acto knife for better control. Wrap washi tape edges over and tuck inside for a more secure hold.

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Add floral gem embellishments to add whimsy, glam and fun! (If you worry about them getting knocked off, you can use the strong craft glue to secure them.)

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Slip some HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Chocolates inside and carry them with you EVERYWHERE!
lipstick_case_for_hiding_hershey_kissesAnd now you never have to be caught without a treat again.

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That would be a travesty, wouldn’t it?

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You can watch my quick video tutorial for creating all those beauties!

Plus, in the video I share my secrets to creating these vintage inspired cases:
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Which are your favorites? I’m in love with these washi tape cases:

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Feel free to pin this graphic to share these HERSHEY’S KISSES embellished cases:

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Giveaway Time! It involves chocolate, so pay attention!

 

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It’s your turn to think creatively! I want to see your ideas for your own personalized carrying case. It must be small enough to carry in your bag and able to hold at least four or five HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Chocolates.

Leave me a comment with a link to your idea. It can be a Pinterest pin, a website URL, an Instagram photo, or if you have a creative idea in your head you can describe it to me.  I’ll be pinning my favorite ideas to this DIY HERSHEY’S KISSES Carrying Cases Pinterest Board.

Twenty entries will be selected after the stroke of midnight on Monday, April 15th! The lucky winners will receive a bag of HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates or HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand SPECIAL DARK Dark Chocolates and a treat case to carry them in! That’s a sweet prize, don’t you agree?

How would you decorate your carrying case?

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for www.TheModerationNation.com a website created by HERSHEY’S to promote ways to lead a more balanced life. You can read more about HERSHEY’S MODERATION NATION here. I have been compensated for my time and materials. All project ideas and opinions are my own. I will always disclose to you when you are reading a sponsored post.

Comments

  1. Patricia says:

    I don’t have any ideas for you, but I have to tell you how cute your little case it. I, too, am a chocolate lover, esp Hersheys. (I never have seen the appeal of Godiva or other brands.) I think you should send one of your cases to Hersheys. Then maybe they’ll send you a “case” – get it? – of kisses.

  2. Such a cute idea:) I’m going to make one and use it for lip balm!

  3. So cute, Brittany! I’m thinking a water bottle would be just about the right size for a stash of Hershey’s kisses. Cover it with pretty embellishments and no one will know you have sweet goodness hiding in there. I’d have to upgrade the size of my purse, but hey, sacrifices must be made. :)

    • I’m talking about the kind you refill with the wide-mouth opening, not the already filled water bottles, cause those would have too small an opening. Ack! I should have sent a picture, I’m not explaining myself well, am i?!

  4. I love chocolate like every other woman on the planet, except my daughter, who oddly, especially being born by me, has no sweet tooth! Love the new background, too, A little change-up is nice, especially in Spring. I have a plastic container of Mentos chewing gum that I’d much rather have filled with Hershey kisses. It holds 15 mentos so I’m sure it would hold 5 wonderful chocolate kisses with no problem. Definitely have to dress it up a bit :-)
    Janet

  5. I would put mine in a HelloKitty case that I bought for Easter. I still have some Sucrets tins from back in the day, so I can decorate one of those. ALSO, I have lots of prescription bottles. What a better use for them than Hershey kisses? What a perfect way to stop a migraine! When my mother had Alzheimers that was her favorite treat. We used to bribe her with Hershey’s kisses. She would sometimes find the hiding place so there would always be the little paper string in her sheets! Ann

  6. Heather Cress says:

    Love this! My husband is a graduate of the Milton Hershey School….as is my brother-in-law….They attended from 3rd grade & 2nd grade, respectfully…through graduation…and still attend homecoming every year. I’ve never seen such school spirit in my life.

    • Michelle Hoffer says:

      WHOOOOO are you related to? I live in Hershey and attend homecoming as well (not every year though). The Milts have a special bond that cannot be broken.

  7. jenn howard says:

    a reusable snack bag in the sock monkey fabric i purchased thursday! … working on purses now to give away … will be working on the snack bags tomorrow (if my boys cooperate ~ 2 under 2!). i am not a huge chocolate fan (gasp) but my husband & oldest boy are!

  8. This is my idea for a case. http://pinterest.com/pin/219128338089400411/
    It involves one of those Tampon Carrying Cases. They are already pretty but you could add embelishments too.

  9. How incredible CUTE!! I have visited Hersey, PA since I was a child and was able to show my son (now 20) how magical and sweet it can be. My father, at 82, attends the BIG Car show/sale each year in Hersey. He has been going for the last 35 yrs.

    I have a plastic lipstick case, that I “bling’d” with rhinestones. Pink and clear all the way!!

    Thanks,

    Sherri

  10. I think one of those daily pill cases decorated for “emergency chocolate” would be really cute.

  11. Love your case! I would use one of the fake hairspray can and pack them in!

  12. I think I would go with stealth. There is a vitamin supplement called Airborne that is sold in plastic tubes. I would stash my Hershey’s Kisses inside one of these tubes so no one would know that I was packing chocolate and be tempted to take it! You can see a picture here – http://www.foxnews.com/images/418301/1_61_320_081508_airborne.jpg

  13. Judy Clark says:

    I love Hershey’s kisses. They just melt in your mouth. I need to carry more than a few so I use a travel container for your toothbrush. It fits in my purse ( of course, I carry a large purse). Thanks for the giveaway.

    Judy

  14. Katharine says:

    I’m thinking a small book, maybe about the size of a Gideon’s Bible. You could carve out a secret compartment, but instead of hiding a flask it would be for the Hershey’s Kisses!

  15. Linda Owens says:

    probably use my glasses case…it will hold more…lol

  16. Anne Malecki says:

    I for one would opt to skip the project, however it is darling and fabulous. Understand, there are those of us who are more desperate and obsessive when it comes to chocolate. Those of us that fit into this criteria will either; a) finish the bag of kisses prior to finishing the project or b) forego said project altogether and throw the entire bag into a giant purse in preparation for whatever comes our way. Rough day? Have a Kiss. Easy times? Have a Kiss. Best day ever? Seal it with a kiss. It is evident that there are very VERY FEW THINGS that cannot be resolved…or at least made a little sweeter…with a Kiss. My question; Who was the brilliant person at Hershey’s who named this tiny treat?

  17. Your sweet little cases certainly are much more elegant that the zipper baggy I usually throw my treats into! LOL! My hubby is also a Hershey descendant – Milton’s Great Grandfather Christian Hershey – that’s way back in the family tree! Perhaps you are long lost cousins. I hear the Hershey family reunion is incredible!
    As far as an idea for a sweet little Hershey Kiss Carrier (which is a fabulous idea because then the children would not see them and deplete my stash as quickly!) what about a clean toothbrush holder? I have several and just discovered that 8 Kisses fit in my cylindrical toothbrush holder, which could be decorated with stickers or washi tape – or left plain to disguise the treat inside!

    • Heather, that’s so cool that you are a Hershey descendant! My great grandfather wasn’t related to Milton Hershey, he was an orphan who was taught at the Milton Hershey school. But, cool none-the-less that we both have ties to Hershey.

  18. Super cute case — I love all things metal. But sadly, I would never get to use it for Hershey kisses. Kisses never make it to a carry case — right into the tummy for me! ;-)

  19. Shelly Azzopardi says:

    OH,Oh,Oh,Oh,Oh (with arm in the air like Arnold Horshack from Welcome Back, Kotter) Pick me, pick me!

    I LOVE this idea and I am absolutly giddy over tiny little containers, blingy things, & dark chocolate!!!
    It’s the little things in life…….& this is the exact thing that makes this mommy H-A-P-P-Y :)

    If I had this adorable little case I would add some super cute bling in the same spirit that you did. I have lots of jewels that I hoard from Michaels when they have that “magic” yellow clearance sticker on them that I CANNOT pass up. Shhh, don’t tell my husband ;) In fact, I am thinking right now of some sweet rhinestone hearts that would fit beautifully on there.

    Owning an adorable case like that would be a MAJOR UPGRADE from my current cloudy, old, “sammich” baggie full of cinnamon disk candy that is in my purse right now.

    *Fingers crossed*

  20. Oh what a sweet treat to win after Tax Day! I’d love to add some Hershey dark chocolate (my absolute favorite btw) to my stash I keep at work for those “dark” moments of the day lol! I’m a repurpose girl myself and I’ve got an old bandaid tin that would be perfect to decorate and stash some kisses. I couldn’t find an exact one but Tammy has a cute idea on her blog Fun Paper Candy for using them as gift containers. http://www.funpapercandy.com/2009_09_01_archive.html?m=1

  21. Hershey School is a wonderful family legacy to have

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