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Top 12 Creative Twists to Traditional Gingerbread Houses

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Thanks to Pinterest my eyes have been opened to so many new and clever twists on the traditional gingerbread house.

Here are my top 12 fun ideas for decorating food with kids at Christmas time!

Decorated Christmas trees using upside down ice cream cones by Coupon Clipping Cook.

Make a Nativity instead of a Gingerbread house by Katherine Marie.

Or make other really amazing creations!!!
Whatever you do, don’t miss the hanging Star Wars gingerbread man 🙂

If you get frustrated with falling walls, make the whole house out of rice krispy treats!

No snow where you live? No  problem! You can still make a snowman this winter! From Midwest Living.

A Gingerbread man cookie turned upside down makes the cutest reindeer! From Cake Central.

Candy trains!

Cereal Candy Canes by Donuts, Dresses, and Dirt.

I can see my older niece having so much fun using gumdrops to make a little Christmas village! From Martha Stewart. Or how cute are these gumdrop snowflakes!

From Parents

These little mustachioed marshmallow snowmen are adorable! From the Decorated Cookie.

Love these snowman made of marshmallows dipped in white chocolate! From Make and Mold.

While its not food I love this DIY Cardboard Toy Gingerbread House from Inner Child Fun.

 I also had to showcase some of these cute roofs!

Kelly Moore

I could not find the source but check this log cabin out. Is so cute! I love the use of Pirouline and the Frosted Shredded Mini Wheat roof!


From Flicker

So now you are ready to go whip up some fun and tasty projects with your kiddos. If you need a good frosting and gingerbread recipe check out this one from Pam’s mother in law! Happy Decorating!

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Comments (3)

  • Heather @ Dietetic Sinners

    I’m making a Christmas Gingerbread House right now, so I like seeing all these ideas. I just bought a Spooky Gingerbread house Kit on clearance at the end of Halloween. Instead of using the included decor items, I just bought more Christmas-y candies to decorate with.

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