101 DIY Gingerbread House Ideas

101 DIY Gingerbread House Ideas

Are you ready to tackle making your own gingerbread house this year? Then you’re going to want to check out these 101 DIY gingerbread house ideas!

Gingerbread houses are a tradition that started back in Germany in the 1800’s. The hardened cookie was perfect for creating elaborate displays that were great to look at and delicious to eat.

If you’ve tried creating a gingerbread house you know how fun, crafty, & disastrous they can be! Sometimes it’s the failed gingerbread houses we remember more than our show stoppers!

With that said, if you’ve struggled with gingerbread houses in the past, you might want to check out a few of these clever tips.

How can you make your gingerbread house look better?

  • Purchase a kit. Even if you use different candy decor, the structure is well baked and easy to assemble.
  • If you are baking your gingerbread pieces. Allow them to cool completely before you take them off the sheet pan. Store in a plastic container over night in the fridge with baking paper between layers, to crisp thoroughly.
  • Plan out the design. Look at gingerbread house ideas to figure out how you want to do the door, windows, roof, and anything else you wish to add.
  • Decorate the walls flat then assemble. A flat surface gives you control, and prevents icing drips.
  • Build your gingerbread house where it’s going to stay. Avoid building it somewhere else & then transporting it to prevent collapses.
  • Don’t hold back with the royal icing. To hold together large pieces you will need more than you think.
  • Use glue if you aren’t planning to eat it. If it’s more about the fun of building & displaying it, use a hot glue gun to keep it together.
  • Cover it in powdered sugar. A dusting of powdered sugar can fix small mistakes you made.

Want some amazing DIY gingerbread house ideas for all skill levels? Keep scrolling to see the best 101 houses!

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01 | POWDERED SNOW

02 | GLASS WINDOWS

03 | SOFT PINK

04 | VICTORIAN

05 | LOG CABIN

06 | DUTCH DETAILS

07 | STONE HOUSE

08 | THREE STORIES

09 | PERFECTLY SIMPLE

10 | SUGAR RUSH

11 | GARLAND

12 | GINGER VILLAGE

13 | FARMHOUSE

14 | FRONT PORCH

15 | PRETZEL REINDEER

16 | COUNTRY CABIN

17 | TRADITIONAL

18 | DOG HOUSE

19 | CANDY CANE LANE

20 | HOLLY BERRY WREATHS

21 | TWO STORY

22 | MERRY GO ROUND

23 | DOWNTOWN TOWNHOMES

24 | GINGER VILLAGE

25 | MINI MUG GINGERHOUSES

26 | GINGER PUB

27 | A FRAME STONE CABIN

28 | SWEDISH GINGERBREAD HOUSE

29 | GINGERBREAD SUBURBS

30 | ELEGANTLY DETAILED

31 | MOBILE HOME

32 | OPEN FOR BUSINESS

33 | STONE COTTAGE

34 | DREAM HOUSE

35 | MINI HOUSES

36 | CLASSIC GINGERBREAD HOUSE

37 | BUBBLEGUM PINK COTTAGE

38 | GUMDROPS

39 | TREE HOUSE

40 | SIMPLE LOG CABIN

41 | SNOWED IN CABIN

42 | COUNTRY COTTAGE

43 | GLAMOROUS HOMES

44 | MACARON TREES

45 | CANDY HOUSE

46 | CANDY CANE TRIM

47 | DETAILED BEAUTY

48 | COUNTRY BARN

49 | PASTEL TOUCHES

50 | CANDY CANE HEART

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51 | EASY CABIN

52 | EAST COAST HOME

53 | ROSEMARY

54 | CHOCOLATE MELTS

55 | PINK DOOR

56 | WAFFLE HOUSE

57 | ICICLES

58 | CANDY VILLAGE

59 | SANTAS HOUSE

60 | RED WHITE & BLUE

61 | GERMAN VILLAGE

62 | BARN ANIMALS

63 | ALMOND SHINGLES

64 | FRONT BALCONY

65 | SUGAR CRYSTALS

66 | COLONIAL

67 | FUN HOUSE

68 | SNOWFLAKES

69 | SNOWCAPS

70 | HOLLY BERRY

71 | RETRO XMAS HOUSE

72 | CLASSIC GINGERBREAD HOUSE

73 | MONOCHROMATIC

74 | COOKIE TIERS

75 | CANDY ROOF

76 | PERSONALIZED

77 | CHRISTMAS EVE

78 | SUGAR PLUMS

79 | FOREST ANIMALS

80 | CANDY DETAILS

81 | COOKIES

82 | LINDT CHOCOLATES BEARS

83 | BRICK HOMES

84 | TOY STORE

85 | THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS HOUSE

86 | CONFETTI DREAM

87 | GUMBALLS

88 | CANDY CANE ROOF

89 | DAINTY DOTS

90 | ALL SPRINKLES

91 | GRAHAM CRACKER HOUSES

92 | CHOCOLATE GINGER

93 | SNOW COTTAGE

94 | PRESSED GINGERBREAD

95 | CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

96 | TALL ROOF

97 | SANTAS COMING TO TOWN

98 | RED AND GREEN

99 | RUSTIC GINGERBREAD HOUSE

100 | CHRISTMAS TREES

101 | HOUSE FRONT

Out of these 101 gingerbread house ideas, which one are you going to do this year?

Happy Holidays & Happy Decluttering!

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