All About Jello Molds

First of all, I want to thank ALL of you for your kind comments about my first sale (at our home anyways) happening next week!  You guys are THE best.  I wouldn’t do this if it weren’t for you!  And even though I don’t always have time to respond to your comments, I read EACH AND EVERY ONE of them and I’m so grateful that you care enough to say anything!  THANK YOU!!

I had to get that out before I could move on to our Fall Wreath . . .

Naturally, when I came across a bag of small vintage jello molds recently at a rummage sale for $6:

I did what any normal person would do with them, of course: I made our Fall wreath out of them.

I mean, duh!  It seems like the logical thing to do with tins, right?

I purchased an 18″ wire wreath form from Michael’s and snipped off the outer two circles.

Having completed the project now, I would have only removed the fourth outer circle.  The tins are wide enough at their bases that the third row of wire would have made my wreath more stable.

I then covered the wire form with seasonal ribbon:

Two holes were drilled into the bottom of each tin and I threaded ribbon through each one and tied each tin onto the form individually.  I didn’t take a photo of that part, but hopefully it’s pretty self-explanatory.  I had to hot glue the knot on the back in place to keep the tins from rotating.  Like I said, if I had left the third wire circle, I don’t think I would have to do that part.

I think this wreath makes a unique, and vintage, statement for Fall, don’t you?

Cost:  Tins $6 + Wreath Form $1.75 (w/50% off coupon) + 
Two rolls of ribbons $2 (dollar bin at Michael’s) = approximately $9.75

I also think these tins would make a great garland for a mantel or shelf, or even for a Christmas tree!

And if you’re wondering what to do with those cute little jello molds if you come across some, I found these ideas to share with you for additional inspiration:


Thank you for reading!


Linking to:

Southern Hospitality Fall Outdoor Decor
The Shabby Nest
Chic on a Shoestring
Tatertots & Jello
Six Sisters Stuff
Be Different Act Normal
Create. Craft. Love.
Or So She Says
DIY Project Parade
Southern Hospitality Thrifty Treasures
The Dedicated House
Between Naps on the Porch
Home Stories A to Z
Knick of Time
Coastal Charm
DIY by Design
DIY Fall Festival
Embracing Change
The CSI Project



  1. I love this idea! I have a whole box of these that I got at a good price too. Thanks for the idea. When I saw your post this week about being a hoarder, it sure made me laugh and feel better. I just retired from teaching after 34 years. I have started “collecting” furniture to redo. My husband is running out of room in the garage to park his car. I love your blog and am a follower. I don’t have a blog, but maybe one day….

  2. What a super idea to use the jello molds! Cute wreath!

  3. These are so super cute! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your autumn wreath. It opens my mind to so many possibilities. I just made my first home made wreath and posted about it in my blog “Step Into Our Garden.” I’m sure yours is a conversation piece.

  5. This is adorable! I love it! Would love for you to link up to the Pomp Party!

  6. Way clever, I would have never been able to come up with such a fun wreath! I would love to have you come share some of you great ideas over at the link party on ‘Or so she says…’, happening right now. Hope to see you there!

  7. So original and adorable! Love it!

  8. I love collecting tinware – this is so cute and thanks for the additional ideas.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  9. I think you are so creative to come up with this wreath! It is unique, gorgeous, and just full of vintage goodness! Pinning it!

  10. Your wreath is just adorable! Love this idea! Found you through the Newbie party and am a new GFC follower.

  11. What a lovely wreath, Laura–perfect autumn decor!

  12. Wow, how I amazing and so creative! I love everything. The wreath is just too cute. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog from Debbiedoo’s and following. I am so happy to be your newest follower. :)

  13. I really like the idea for lights using the Jelly molds.
    I would never have thought of that.
    I may be able to use the idea in a window display I’m doing thanks for the idea.

  14. Cute, cute, cute…looks like we like the same kinds of stuff!! I’ll be following along :) Laurel

  15. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. huh. what a neat use for them!

  17. Hi Nice to meet you! What a great idea to do with the tins! Love how it turned out. The garland is also a good idea. Thanks for sharing with us.


  18. your wreath is adorable! foudn you from embracing change :)

  19. That is such a cool idea!

  20. Love this cute idea! Clever!
    Thanks for linking up to the Autumn Inspiration Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  21. Oh my gosh! My sil gave me a huge bag of jello molds a few years ago and they’ve been sitting in my basement. I’m a baker, so I was naturally thinking of eventually baking something in them, but I LOVE this idea! So happy I stumbled across it. Thanks!

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