12 Crafts of Christmas, Cardboard Crafts, Christmas, Gingerbread House

12 Crafts of Christmas: Day 9 Miniature Gingerbread House

Baking is one of my favourite activities at Christmastime, although today’s craft isn’t a recipe, it’s a baking themed decoration! (If you’d like a recipe, I did a post a couple of years ago; Cute Christmassy Cupcakes 🧁😉)

What you will need:
The template (click here)
Card (brown or corrugated is best)
Scissors
Pencil
Ruler
Glue gun
Sequins, gems, stickers or buttons
White acrylic paint

img_4456-e1576930461576.jpgFirst start by cutting out each piece of the gingerbread house using the scissors. You will need 2 of each piece (apart from the base – you only need one base! )

I placed the pieces onto the template to keep track of them and so that the walls and roof pieces wouldn’t get muddled.

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Using the glue gun, I stuck one wall to a house piece.

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I then repeated this with the other wall.

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Next, I stuck the other end of the house on, gluing it to one wall at a time.

As the structure was stronger now, I attached the base to make it stable, gluing along the bottom of the house and centring it on the base piece.

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To finish the structure of the house, I glued on the roof, one piece at a time. During this step you could also add a ribbon or string between the roof pieces so it can be hung on a Christmas tree!

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To give a 3D texture to the icing, I used the glued gun to create the shape of the door, windows and to decorate the roof with a scalloped tile pattens. Once dry, I painted over the glue with white acrylic paint. Alternatively, you could use white puffy paint or mix pva glue into the paint you are using to make it thicker.

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Lastly, I decorated the house with sequins (stuck with Decopatch glue), gems and stickers to look like sweets!

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Do you decorate gingerbread houses or cookies at Christmas? I’m allergic to gingerbread so this is the first “gingerbread” house I’ve decorated, and I really enjoyed it!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next craft!

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Emily M x

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