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embellishing_lipstick_cases~This post is sponsored by HERSHEY’S~

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!

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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.)

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

Materials:

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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!
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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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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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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.

25 replies
  1. Patricia
    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.

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  2. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
    SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says:

    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. 🙂

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    • SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
      SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says:

      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?!

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  3. Janet
    Janet says:

    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

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  4. AnnW
    AnnW says:

    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

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  5. Heather Cress
    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.

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    • Michelle Hoffer
      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.

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  6. jenn howard
    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!

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  7. Sherri
    Sherri says:

    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

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  8. Judy Clark
    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

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  9. Katharine
    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!

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  10. Anne Malecki
    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?

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  11. Heather
    Heather says:

    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!

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  12. Roxine
    Roxine says:

    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! 😉

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  13. Shelly Azzopardi
    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*

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  14. Tina
    Tina says:

    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

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