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DIY Event Centerpieces: J-E-L-L-O

I've been doing some research for inexpensive yet chic centerpieces for a few of my upcoming events. I think I hit the nail on the head. Rachel Ray had a posting on jello centerpieces, and maybe I've been burning the candle at both ends lately but I think they look tres cool! Evette Rios, one of Rachel's go-to design gurus who I am now going to do a little research on, concocted this idea and really elevated the translucent dessert to art. Here are the simple directions:


  • Combine six boxes of Jell-O powder with half the amount of water specified.
  • Chill the mix in a glass vase for half an hour
  • Push flowers into the semi-firm gelatin.
  • Design your own — in any color!

Jello is about as inexpensive as it comes, and is available in a million colors. Fruit, flowers are just a few interesting items that could be submerged. Can't wait to try this out!


  1. What a fun idea for summer parties! I love it!

  2. Everything looks so easy to make... love it! R :)