Do you know how much I love chocolate?
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!
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.)
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Here’s my simple tutorial for embellishing your own HERSHEY’S KISSES carrying case.
- Small metal or plastic case (such as a lipstick case)
- Precut adhesive vinyl
- Washi tape
- Floral adhesive gems
- X-acto knife
- Strong craft glue like E-6000
- Hole punches
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.
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.)
That would be a travesty, wouldn’t it?
You can watch my quick video tutorial for creating all those beauties!
Which are your favorites? I’m in love with these washi tape cases:
Feel free to pin this graphic to share these HERSHEY’S KISSES embellished cases:
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.
How would you decorate your carrying case?
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