Monday, November 5, 2012

Gingerbread House

I've been wanting to make a gingerbread house since last year...although I'm not much of a baker, I figured I could make one out of paper (You can make one here for a pattern):

 Cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines.  Add double stick tape to the 4 tabs on the main house...2 tabs on one side of the roof.  The other side of the roof will remain unattached so you can add (and subtract) your treats:

Thread a ribbon through the 2 holes in house (above) close the roof and thread the ribbon through the 2 holes in the roof.  I also added a tag...words are from MC-32 (From Our Home):

All the candy stamps are from MC-10 (Sweet Wishes) and MC-29 (Happy Trick or Treating).  Here's the candy count:  22 chocolate bars (18 for roof and 4 for front make the front door I cut a 1" x 1-7/8" card stock, glued 4 chocolate bars and rounded the edges), 6 round candies (for the roof), 9 gumdrops (I placed them along the bottom edge on all 4 sides), 2 candy canes and 1 peppermint.

Oh yeah...and I added the snowmen too...makes it look more homey...they are #C111 (Snowman Hi).


donna mikasa said...

Super cute gingerbread house! I love how the roof ties down. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

Creations by Patti said...

Wow! Jean, this is so way cute.......too too cute and such a lovely gift to make!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Just love it!!!
Hugs, P

Creations by Shirl said...

Jean I will have to give this a try, it's so darn cute... You are always amazing with your creations....

Joy said...

This is so adorable! Very clever! I have to make time to make one!