Gummi Bear Love: Sweet Decorating Ideas

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Gummi bears are my favorite candy. Hands down. And while any gummi bear will do in a pinch, I definitely like Haribo Gold-Bears the best.

Needless to say, I lost my mind when I saw this this morning:

Target is selling these pink LED GummiLights by Jellio for $79.99. (You heard me right: That’s almost 80 bucks.) These little suckers are made of rubber, and are powered by three lithium batteries. They stand only seven inches high and also come in blue.

They must be specially made for Target, since Jellio sells the bears directly in a range of colors for $125 each or $500 for five. Incidently, Jellio also makes a few other food-inspired pieces of furniture, including the Cupcake Table, Candy Button Bench, and the Cupcake Seat.

Now, the Jellio bear is fantastic, but I wondered if I could find a similar light for less. (After all, it’s hard to have just one gummi bear.) My dear friend Wendy Friedman from Grand tipped me off to the MyPetLamp’s Terribear sold by Offi.

At $59, this little guy is slightly less expensive. He’s powered by a light bulb, and has a cord instead of batteries. He’s also 11 inches high, so he’s taller than Target’s bear. He also has a matching Dachshund companion. I like this bear a lot, but he looks more like a honey—not gummi—bear to me.

It’s a very gummi world
Intrigued about the idea of gummi decor, I did some poking around, wondering if other people share my gummi bear love.

And as it turns out, lots of people do.

In fact, I’m kind of surprised by all of the non-edible gummi bear themed things out there. So, while it’s a little early to be talking about shopping for stocking stuffers, I thought I’d share my findings with you.

Gummi Bear Soap
These glycerin Gummi Bear Soaps are handmade and come in eight different flavors: Lemonade, Grape Soda, Strawberry, Lemon, Lime, Orange Dream, Watermelon Mania, and Raspberry Blitz. Get your set of 12 for $4.50 from Body Beautiful’s shop at

Gummy Bear Necklace
If you’d rather wear your bear, check out this solid sterling silver Gummy Bear Necklace from Perpetual Kid for $59.99. It measures about 3/4 of an inch and comes on an 18-inch sterling silver ball chain.

Red Gummi Bear Earrings
For a more realistic rendering, Luster Studio makes gummi bear earrings in a variety of jewel tones. Order yours from for about $6 a pair.

Anatomie Gummi Bar print, by artist Jason Freeny
And if you’d like to get to know your bear from the inside out, you might like the print Anatomie Gummi B�r by artist and illustrator Jason Freeny. Order yours from him at for $59.

You can also get Freeny’s design in a protective GelaSkin for your iPhone 3G from Amazon for $14.95. It even comes with matching wallpaper downloads.

Gummi Bear Erasers
These Gummy Bear Erasers are part pencil eraser and part pencil sharpener. Get them for $2.50 each at See Jane Work.

Gummi Bear Stamp
Leave the Mark of the Gummi Bear (doesn’t that sound ever-so-slightly ominous) wherever you go with this Gummi Bear Stamp from Stampin Up sold by Faeriesmak on for $5.

Gummi Bear Chandelier by artist Ya Ya Chou
I don’t think this one is for sale, but it’s too cool not to share. Created by Taiwanese artist Ya Ya Chou, this chandelier is composed mainly of my little gummi friends.

The Lumib�r
Finally, I came across The Lumib�r by German designers Klein and Leidig (sold by Elmar Fl�totto). He’s been around since 1995, so quite possibly, he could be the original light up gummi�and tallest, at just over 22 inches high. I’m having a hard time finding them in the states, but Connox in Germany seems to ship them.

While all this stuff is really kind of fabulous and strange, I wasn’t able to unearth anything that remotely mimicked the jelly-like GummiLights that sparked my investigation.

I’m guessing that I might be placing an order sometime in the future. Or, as The Angry Chef told me, “Christmas is coming, Mouse.”

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Jessie Cross is a cookbook author and creator of The Hungry Mouse, a monster online food blog w/500+ recipes. When she's not shopping for cheese or baking pies, Jessie works as an advertising copywriter in Boston. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and two small, fluffy wolves.


  1. Aww, that is some cute stuff. I didn't realize there were so many gummi things to decorate with. I love the chandelier, but I'm worried those little gummies getting hot and melting!
  2. Reeni--Thanks! It's giving me completely devious ideas about making gummi bear and toothpick sculptures. (You know, like the ones you used to with mini-marshmallows when you were a kid...) :D Barbara--Thanks so much! I love the sour ones, as well. Sadly, I can't take credit for the photos. They're pulled from each respective site, and linked back to the source. +Jessie
  3. For the gummy bear in every one of us :D I never knew gummy bears had such a huge cultural impact and come in so many different forms of merchandise. I can picture a gummy fan with all the merchandise in his/her house... Cool post :D
  4. I was google-image searching "Chandelier" for decor ideas and found this gorgeous colorful one. When I clicked on it I came to this link and found this gummy post! I didn't even know what the chandelier was made of-I just thought it was pretty. What a surprise for me...:)
  5. I WANT A GUMMYBEAR CHANDELIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. You can get gummy bear lights for only about $20ish on amazon or uncommon goods. They're super cute, squishy like real gummy bears (but 7 inches tall, like the $80 kind) , and you squeeze their tummy to turn the light on!