A Gingerbread House always adds whimsy and fun to Christmas decorations. And they are fun to make! There are lots of pre-baked gingerbread house kits on the market, but you know me, always wanting to do it myself. (Kind of like a 2-year-old!)
Gingerbread houses apparently started becoming popular after the Brothers Grimm fairytale, Hansel and Gretel was written. Check out the history.
A friend of mine, Donna, has been making gingerbread houses for years. In fact, she has Gingerbread House decorating parties! Just bake and assemble a few houses, set out all kinds of colorful candies, and invite your Gr8 Friends and Family!
If you shop it right, you can get a lot of candies for Gr8 prices. Watch for sales and check your local dollar store. This darling decoration doesn’t have to break the bank!
Donna kindly provided this pattern for me and it makes one small house. You are free to decorate with whatever colors and types of candies you prefer.
Cut the pattern pieces about a 1/4″ shorter than the indicated dimensions so when the pieces are laminated and trimmed the dimensions are correct.