The Best DIY Gingerbread Decor Ideas to Try This Christmas cover image.

The Best DIY Gingerbread Decor Ideas to Try This Christmas cover image.

The Best DIY Gingerbread House Decor Ideas to Try This Christmas (2023)

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.

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.

Ninja Gingerbread cookie pre-made kit.

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

There are tons of cheap and easy gingerbread frosting recipes available online.

But you can also get the same effect with pre-made frosting bags or cans and a set of good icing tips.

ROOFING A GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Getting that Pinterest-worthy aesthetic Gingerbread house roof is not as hard as you’d think.

Almond slices, bags of cereal and flat hard candies are all fantastic options that stay in place with just a little bit of icing.

 

Adorable pretzel gingerbread log cabin with a mounted deer skul.
Adorable pretzel gingerbread house with faux stonework made out of beige jellybeans and royal icing.
Chocolate gingerbread house with a cookies and cream chocolate bar door.

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.

Six DIY gingerbread house door ideas.
Six DIY gingerbread door and windowideas.
Cute gingerbread beach 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.

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