How to Make a Giant Hershey’s Kiss for Valentine’s Day

Is there anything sweeter than a Hershey’s Kiss? This Valentine’s Day, why not show your loved one how much you care by making them a giant Hershey’s Kiss filled with candy?

It’s easier than you might think, and the end result is just adorable. Keep reading for instructions on how to create your very own giant Hershey’s Kiss.

styled giant hershey's kiss

I’ve been having so much fun creating Valentine’s Day crafts and today I am sharing another super cute gift idea. The best part is you can use recycled materials to make it.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR A GIANT HERSHEY’S KISS 

All the supplies needed can be found HERE in my Amazon Shop!

  • Empty Plastic Water Bottle
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cardboard  
  • Sharpie
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Craft Knife
  • Printable Quotes
  • Scissors

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HOW TO MAKE A GIANT HERSHEY’S KISS

STEP 1.

Start by removing the label from an empty plastic water bottle. 

Quick Tip: Remove as much of the label as you can and use nail polish remover to get rid of any residue. Mine came off easily with no problems.

removing label from water bottle

STEP 2.

Now you are going to cut the water bottle at the top where the first line is. You can see it actually has the shape of a Hershey’s Kiss!  

cutting water bottle for template

STEP 3. 

Place the cut water bottle on a piece of cardboard and trace around it with a Sharpie. Cut with your scissors.

cutting cardboard circle

Step 4. 

Next up, use your hot glue gun to run a bead of glue around the outer cardboard circle. 

adding hot glue to cardboard

Step 5

Now for the fun part! Fill the cut plastic with Hershey’s Kisses and secure the cutout cardboard to the bottom. You don’t want to lose any of that candy.  

adding hershey kisses to plastic cup

Step 6. 

Place the filled candy cup in the center of a piece of aluminum foil and begin wrapping the candy cup.

wrapping hershey kiss cut out with reynolds wrap

Step 7.

For this step we are going to create a little tag for the giant Hershey’s Kiss. Most people call it a flag but it’s actually called a “plume”. The plume is printed with the words “kisses” or sometimes, just the flavor’s name. It’s also one of the trademarks of Hershey’s Kisses.

To make one of these I printed out fun quotes and cut them out for the kisses.

You can grab a FREE copy of these Hershey’s Kisses Saying by subscribing below!

 

cutting out tag for hersheys kiss

Step 8.

Cut a finished edge on the paper and give it a little curl by running scissors along the bottom. 

cutting tag for giant hersheys kiss

You can secure it to the top of the Kiss with a dab of hot glue.

place tag in giant hershey kiss

Then fold up the aluminum foil around the tag so it is hanging out from the inside. 

tag for giant hershey kiss

Giant Hershey’s kiss diy

That’s all there is to it! Now you have the cutest oversized Hershey’s Kiss that makes a great gift idea for your sweetheart, or the kiddos!

close up of giant hershey kiss

If you’ve seen Giant Hershey’s Kisses for sale at retail stores they can be very pricey. Now you can make your own for a fraction of the cost.

3 giant hershey kisses in dough bowl

 

giant hershey kiss on counter next to dough bowl

step by step video tutorial

If you want to see the exact step-by-step process, be sure to watch this video tutorial below over on my YouTube Channel! 

I hope you enjoyed this darling Valentine’s Day sweet treat. If you make your own please share in the comments below. I’d love to see it!

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why is it called a hershey’s kiss?

Apparently,when the machine that makes Hershey kisses “drops” out the chocolate on to the conveyor belt it makes a ‘kiss’ sound! Now we have grown to love them and the name stuck with them. Hershey Kisses are one of the most popular chocolate candies around.

what flavors do hershey’s kisses come in?

These sweet little treats have evolved over the years to include a variety of flavor choices including:

  • cookies n’ creme
  • mint truffle
  • milk chocolate with almonds
  • cherry cordial creme
  • raspberry filled
  • caramel filled
  • coconut creme
  • pumpkin spice
  • candy cane
  • hugs
  • dark chocolate
  • original milk chocolate

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DIY Giant Hershey's Kiss

You can make an adorable Giant Hershey's Kiss with a few recycled supplies. Fill it with candy for a super fun gift idea.
Keyword: candy gift, diy gift, valentine's day

Equipment

Materials

  • Empty Plastic Water Bottle
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cardboard
  • Sharpie

Instructions

  • Remove the label from an empty plastic water bottle. Cut with your scissors.   
  • Cut the water bottle at the top where the first line is.  
  • Place the cut water bottle on a piece of cardboard and trace around it with a Sharpie.
  • Hot glue gun to run a bead of glue around the outer cardboard circle. 
  • Fill the cut plastic with Hershey's Kisses and secure the cutout cardboard to the bottom. 
  • Place the candy cup in the center of a piece of aluminum foil and begin wrapping it.
  • Print out a little tag with a quote of your choice.

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