So last night around 8 pm one of my girls comes to me and says ‘Mama, it’s my teacher’s birthday tomorrow…can you make something nice for me to give to her? You know…something with chocolate? She LOVES chocolate’…
Mmm…not the first time this has happened LOL…and so I put her to bed and started thinking about what I could make…not enough supplies for a chocolate flower vase…no chocolate squares…some kisses, but they were holiday themed so I kept looking…and then I came across a bag of Hershey Nuggets and I had my YIPPEE moment!!!
I really hoped that I had a tin to package them and hadn’t put them all in storage when we moved – and WOOT WOOT – came across one!!! Let me tell you, I was doing the happy dance! Now the rest was easy…stamps, ink and mailing labels…so I got to work and this is how it turned out…
Simple and basic, but I was happy with how it turned out considering I made it at 10 pm last evening!
I am a matchy-matchy girl and prefer to use silver foil colored nuggets with these tins, but gold ones were all I had to work with and it turned out fine…
Labels…I took a sheet of Avery Labels (1″ x 2 5/8″) and found stamps that would fit on them…I stamped my images, peeled off those labels and attached each to a Nugget – they are PERFECTLY sized for the job!
Cup Cake Stamps…I hit the jackpot with these cute cupcake stamps that I found in the Hostess set A Cherry on Top (pg 201)…I colored my stamps using the following ink colors – Soft Suede for the cups and Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals & Pretty in Pink for the frosting…
Butterfly Stamp…I found this stamp in another Hostess set – Four Seasons (pg 203) – and stamped it using Summer Starfruit…(In case you were thinking you’d have to put in a giant order to get BOTH of these Hostess stamp sets, you could actually get them with one $150 order!)
And the other cute stamps I found in a stamp set called A Fitting Occasion (pg 201) – both circles of words, the ladybug and the owl came from that set…
To complete the gift, I tied around a piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon – which ribbon gives a luxurious look at a fabulous price – JUST $5.95 for 15 yards of it!
Usually I would have stamped & added a gift tag but my eyes were closing due to tiredness LOL and so I decided to keep it simple without one – but I think there is enough going on inside the box to make it OK like this…what do you think?
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5 thoughts on “Nuggets with a Cherry on Top!”
Sarah, This is adorable. The great thing about this project is you could easily stamp the labels up a head of time and when you needed the gift wrap them around the nuggets and you’re set!! What is the tin from? I am guessing some kind of mints?? I have all the stampd but A Fitting Occasions so I will have to add it to my must-haves:) I enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing!
Wow, you really pulled that one out…and I’m very sure that the teacher was extremely pleased! I agree about not making a tag or small gift card….the candy covers are just darling!
CUTE! Where did you get the tin? TIA
Don’t you just love when the kids tell us things at the last minute:) I love the tin you made. The stamps you chose were perfect. I bet the teacher LOVED it:) Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!
I love your cute idea with the wrapped Nuggets. A quick, easy and very nice gift. Where did you get the perfect sized tins ??