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Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)

by | Dec 14, 2021 | Decorating Inspiration, Christmas, Christmas Decorating, DIY, Family, Holiday DIY, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Gingerbread House by A Homemade Living – click here for recipe and tips

A few years ago we had a gingerbread house decorating competition with our whole family. It was a really fun and memorable Christmas activity. The evening was all put together, organized and planned by my daughter Courtney and her now fiancé! They brought the supples for the houses, the frosting and candy and even printed out DIY certificates for achievements such as “most creative” and “best effort.” We weren’t striving to make picture perfect houses, it was all about having fun together! After our gingerbread houses were built, we all admired (and laughed!) at the finished projects, voted and everyone got an award! It was a hit for all ages and is such a fun memory!

We purchased several gingerbread house kits from a grocery store (on sale) but you can also make them yourself (see recipes linked throughout this post) or there are lots of great pre-made gingerbread house making kits online!

Here are a few–many of which you can still get in time for your holiday festivities:

Built It Yourself Mini Gingerbread Village (Amazon)

DIY Gingerbread House Kit at Williams-Sonoma

You can also use a gingerbread house bundt pan like this one on Amazon–I want to try this!

Here are some pretty gingerbread houses below for inspiration! I assure your none of ours looked as beautiful as these. Ha! But we had fun making them anyway! Although after seeing these inspiration photos I feel like it would be fun to learn a few techniques to improve my skills. Many of the images below have recipes and tips in the posts linked below each photo. Enjoy!

Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Oh Hedwig
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
By Abigail and Mary of Old World Market / Instagram
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Candy Company
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Recipes by Carina – click for recipe & how-to
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
A-Frame Log Cabin Gingerbread House (original source unknown, found here) – I love how they used rosemary for the wreath and trees!
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Source
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Vikalinka
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Our Food Stories – click here for gluten-free gingerbread house recipe
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
The First Year Blog
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Salt Dough Gingerbread Houses by Miss Mustard Seed – click for details
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Gingerbread House “Snow Globes” from Butter Hearts Sugar
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
HGTV
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Hobby Craft
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Breakfast at Kellie’s
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Source
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
English Cottage Gingerbread House by Rambling Renovators
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Sweetopia – click for how to make a gingerbread house with royal icing
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Source
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Sally’s Baking Addiction
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Sprinkle Bakes – click here for gingerbread house dough recipe
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Taste of Home
Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)
Moments of Sugar “Gingerbread House” Cranberry Pie (+ the cutest hand pies!) – click here for the recipe and more photos

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The Magic of Christmas and Gingerbread Houses

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