Gingerbread houses. They’re fun to make with the whole family, adorable and edible! But scrolling through Pinterest boards for helpful decor ideas can get overwhelming quickly.
If you’re not a professional decorator but want solid ingredients to build a cute Gingerbread house using a kit or from scratch, this is the lookbook for you.
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THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Life is busy, especially around the holidays! If you don’t have time to build a gingerbread house from scratch you have options.
The Gingerbread House Kit
Pre-made kits are a cheap, no-bake option you can pick up at almost any grocery store. While Amazon doesn’t have many options, they do have this Nestle KITKAT Chocolate Candy Log Cabin that looks cool.
Sadly, pre-made kits usually come with cheap garbage candy that doesn’t taste very good. So, if you’re going with a pre-made kit, it can be worth buying some extra candies at Bulk Barn or ordering online.
The No-Bake Gingerbread House
I wasn’t sure if no-bake, gingerbread-less gingerbread houses existed, but they do!
Sturdy Graham Crackers, flat rectangular cookies, and even pretzels held together by thick icing can work just as well as traditional Gingerbread. (Bonus. It’s usually a little cheaper than a kit).
GINGERBREAD HOUSE ICING
ROOFING A GINGERBREAD HOUSE
GINGERBREAD HOUSE DOORS
Whether piping a cute little wreath, building a KIT KAT bar door or making a round hobbit hole with pretzels, doors are usually the focal point of your mini Christmas house.
MORE GINGERBREAD DECOR IDEAS
Once you’ve got a cute gingerbread house, it can be enjoyable to go little nuts on the decor. Outhouses, haybales, trees and mini snowmen are all on the table.