Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)

Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Gingerbread House by A Homemade Living – click here for recipe and tips

A a few years ago we had a gingerbread house decorating contest with our whole family. It was a really fun and memorable Christmas activity. The evening was all concocted, organized and planned by my daughter Courtney and her now fiance! They brought in the soft materials for the houses, frosting and candy, and even printed DIY certificates for achievements such as “most creative” and “best effort”. We weren’t looking to make perfect homes, it was about having fun together! After our gingerbread houses were built, we all admired (and laughed!) The completed projects, voted and everyone got a prize! It was a hit for all ages and it’s such a fun memory!

We bought several gingerbread house kits from a grocery store (on sale), but you can also make them yourself (see related recipes throughout this article) or there are plenty of gingerbread making kits available. prefabricated gingerbread house online!

Here are a few, which you can still arrive in time for your festivities:

Build it yourself Mini Gingerbread Village (Amazon)

Holiday Mini Gingerbread Village Kit

Gingerbread dog house with a gingerbread corgi – how cute!

Holiday Reindeer Gingerbread Kits

Gingerbread Camper

DIY Gingerbread House Kit at Williams-Sonoma

Gingerbread igloo kit

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

Here are some cute gingerbread houses below to inspire you! I assure you that none of us were as beautiful as these. Ha! But we had a lot of fun doing them anyway! Although after seeing these inspirational photos, I felt like it would be fun to learn some techniques to improve my skills. Most of the images below have recipes and tips in the articles linked under each photo. Enjoy!

Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Oh Hedwig
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
By Abigail and Mary of Old World Market / Instagram
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Candy company
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Carina’s Recipes – click for recipe and instructions
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
A-Frame Log Cabin Gingerbread House (original source unknown, found here) – Love the way they used rosemary for the wreath and trees!
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Source
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Vikalinka
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Our culinary stories – click here for a homemade gluten-free gingerbread recipe
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
The first year blog
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Salt Dough Gingerbread Houses by Miss Mustard Seed – click for details
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Butter Hearts Sugar “Snow Globes” Gingerbread House
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
HSTG
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Hobby Crafts
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Breakfast at Kellie’s
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Source
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
English Cottage Gingerbread House by Rambling Renovators
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Sweetopia – click for how to make a gingerbread house with royal icing
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Source
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Sally’s Pastry Addiction
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Sprinkle the cakes – click here for the gingerbread dough recipe
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Taste of the house
Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)
Moments of Sugar “Gingerbread House” Cranberry Pie (+ cutest handmade pies!) – click here for recipe and more photos

Gingerbread House Making Kits and more (scroll down and click below):

Inspiration from a pretty gingerbread house (and family activity!)

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