16 Ways to Make the Perfect DIY Gingerbread House

Nothing sums up Christmas more than a fragrant DIY gingerbread house decoration.

The holiday season is here, which means all kinds of fun and festive DIY projects. For us, you can’t beat an oh-so-cute DIY gingerbread house to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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As impressive as a lot of creations look, however, they’re not quite so easy to recreate at home. So for everyone who isn’t perfectly skilled with a piping bag, we’ve searched out the best holiday gingerbread house tutorials – with the emphasis on easy!

Let’s take a look.

If you’re a beginner who wants a helping hand, check out this easy kit

Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter Set

Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter Set

This was a game-changer for me, now I only need to focus on decorating!

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  1. Simple Graham cracker gingerbread house from Happiness is Homemade
    If you have leftover Halloween candy and smores ingredients to use up, then this no-bake tutorial is perfect for you. These little houses come together in minutes and would be a foolproof project for kids.
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  3. The best gingerbread house from The Thud
    This impressive gingerbread house complete with lights is a must for anyone who wants to stretch their creative muscles a little more.
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  5. Gingerbread house from Food Network
    The little entryway on this gingerbread house gives extra detail to the design without lots of intricate decoration. Remember to have some small, sturdy items on standby to prop up your walls whilst they dry.
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  7. Pop-tarts gingerbread house from Pretty Prudent
    This quirky project will have you wondering why you didn’t think of using Pop-Tarts to make a gingerbread house sooner. The cereal yard around the base gives it even more of a whimsical touch.
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  9. Pretzel cabin from She Knows
    Pretzel sticks are the perfect building blocks for this super cute log cabin. Although some might miss the scent of gingerbread, we think the rustic aesthetic of this no-bake alternative more than makes up for it.
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  11. DIY gingerbread house from Pizzazzerie
    This tutorial is perfect for anyone who wants to host a gingerbread decorating party with kids or adults. It’s full of pro tips to make sure you get the best results.
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  13. Nativity gingerbread house from The Happy Foodie
    This simple gingerbread nativity is (literally) heaven-sent! Using basic gingerbread shapes to construct the manger and cookie-cutter nativity figures to complete the scene, minimalists will love this elegant, traditional DIY.
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  15. Mason jar gingerbread house from Lily Ardor
    Filled with Christmas candy or treats, these inventive mason jar gingerbread houses make a thoughtful and surprising gift for the holiday season.
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  17. Gingerbread house recipe from Tikkido
    With templates for both an A-frame gingerbread house (our favorite for beginners), and slightly more elaborate DIY design, Tikkido has all the gingerbread bases covered. We think this would make a stunning Christmas dessert to bring to the table and break apart – if you dared to!
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Here are some of my recommended gingerbread house supplies

Rectangular Cake Board Set

Rectangular Cake Board Set

A set of 6 Cake Boards manufactured in the USA, because why stop at a single house...
Colored Icing Set

Colored Icing Set

Add to cake batter, buttercream frosting, or royal icing without changing the consistency
Cake and Gingerbread Decorating Kit

Gingerbread Decorating Kit

Everything you need for decorating in a single kit, it even has a cute storage box.

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