DIY Christmas Decor: Gingerbread House Fun

Gingerbread Houses are a clear signal that the Christmas season is here! Of course, you can pick up a ready-made kit at the local store to assemble and use to decorate your home. But, if you’re a little more adventurous, here are a few DIY Gingerbread House ideas of the edible and non-edible kind. Your kids will LOVE these!

  • Gingerbread House Tutorial and How-To…From a Pro! at Frog Prince Paperie: Get recipes for homemade gingerbread and icing PLUS ten tips on how to make your gingerbread building a little bit easier.
  • Tiny Gingerbread Mug Decor from Not Martha: Megan shows you how to create these adorable little gingerbread houses that perch on the rim of your coffee mug. What a fun (and delicious) way to add a little surprise decor to your holiday gathering!
  • DIY Cardboard Toy Gingerbread House from Inner Child Fun: Kids LOVE Christmas decorations that they can actually touch and play with. Valerie provides a tutorial AND free printable to create a gingerbread house that your child can decorate over and over again. Better yet, there’s no sugar-high!
  • DIY Gingerbread House Tissue Box from Life as MOM: Get this free printable and create your own cardboard gingerbread house that holds a tissue box. Assemble your house out of cereal box cardboard and let your kids decorate it with the printable cut-outs. When you’re finished, pull the tissue through the chimney. Too cute!
  • Graham Cracker Mangers right here on MomsToolbox: You’ll see right away that I’m not the craft geniuses these other ladies are, but I had a blast helping my son’s first grade class create these graham cracker mangers several years ago. And I’m pretty sure he enjoyed it, too.
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