Dual Use: Arranging Flowers in a Gelatin Mold

Your gelatin mold's not just for dessert anymore. Luscious blooms in an old-fashioned ceramic gelatin mold bring lightly-scented charm to a sunroom, country kitchen or dinner table.
Floral Bouquet Centerpiece

Floral Bouquet Centerpiece

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

From: DK Books - Flower Arranging

Materials

Flowers
30 bluebells
5 pink hyacinths
25 pink tulips
30 grape hyacinths

Consider substituting ranunculus for tulips, narcissi for bluebells or freesias for grape hyacinths.

Other Materials
oblong gelatin mold, pie dish or modern stainless steel mold (8in/20cm in diameter)
chicken wire
florist’s scissors

Flowers Needed for Gelatin Mold Arrangement

Flowers Needed for Gelatin Mold Arrangement

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

How to Arrange

1. Arrange a piece of chicken wire inside the mold. Don’t scrunch the wire up too much or the hyacinth stems won’t fit through the holes. Fill about two-thirds of the mold with water.

2. If you can’t find four varieties of flowers, use three varieties instead and use more of them. Arrange the hyacinths first, as they are the biggest blooms and will provide some support for the other flowers. Insert one or two through the center of the chicken wire and place the rest around the edges of the bowl.

3. Bluebells, tulips and grape hyacinths look better if they are grouped in small bunches. Fill in the gaps in the chicken wire around the hyacinths from the center outward with a few stems of each flower so that they are grouped together to lead your eye around the arrangement.

This arrangement should last for five days.

Insider Tip
Use gelatin molds in various sizes for different occasions. Miniature gelatin molds, for example, can be used for individual place settings.

RX-DK-FFA07102_gelatin-molds_s4x3

RX-DK-FFA07102_gelatin-molds_s4x3

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Next Up

Encircling Color: Arranging Tulips in a Bowl

Colorful tulips and some bear grass arranged in a clear fishbowl make a stylish, soft-looking display that just begs to be viewed from all angles. This display will sit pretty in a bathroom or contemporary dining area.

Plant the Rainbow: Using Color in Garden Design

Lush greens are just the beginning when it comes to choosing plants for your outdoor area.

5 Easy Flower Arrangements + How to Keep Them Alive

Bring your favorite blooms inside for Water a Flower Day.

Matching Mix: A Cream Flower Basket

The floral mix in this all-around design is carefully chosen to match the color of the oval enamel basket. Together they create a fresh-looking centerpiece that sits well on a long tressle table in the backyard or a low table indoors.

All Dressed in White: Flower Arrangements for a Winter Wonderland Wedding

These romantic wedding arrangements are deliberately formal, with a twist: a mass of tiny frosted pearls are hidden in the boutonniere and bouquet.

Pretty Blooms All in a Row: The Gerbera Line Arrangement

This fun, quirky display will suit a windowsill, hall table or serving table at a children's party. The base can be reused long after the flowers' freshness has faded: simply pull the old blooms out of the floral foam and insert fresh ones.

Warm up Winter with a Mixed Flower Arrangement

Exotic cymbidium orchids warm up cool winter berries and skimmia in this crisp white and green vase arrangement, which looks stunning in a hallway or master bedroom, or on a dining room table or low coffee table.

Create a Euphorbia Fountain Arrangement

A bounty of small fruits line this arrangement of vivid orange euphorbia to create an unusual and interesting balance of form and color.

4 Can't-Miss Strategies to Increase Flower Color

Keep your garden flush with flowers by using these simple techniques.

Fruit and Flower Cubes Make It Hip to Be Square

Read on to learn the secret to making this unusual, graphic arrangement. Cockscomb flowers and limes are a bold, vibrant combination. Consider using sunflowers and lemons for a more unified theme.

Stories We're Following

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.