This DIY gingerbread house looks good enough to eat, but I promise that it’s calorie free! I combined several Darice mini ornaments with a wood gingerbread house to create this sweet piece of holiday decor. Collage clay helps create a beautiful faux frosting and candy finish to this project.
- Darice Wood Gingerbread House
- Darice Lollipop Ornaments
- Gingerbread Ornaments
- Darice Bottle Brush Tree with Ornaments
- Mini Bulb Strand
- Collage Clay: Vanilla and Strawberry Pink
- Drizzle Paint
Step 2. Use the chocolate drizzle paint to make small dots on the corners of the “tiles” of the roof.
Step 4. Use the vanilla collage clay with the star shaped tip (it comes with the product) to pipe the clay onto the edge of the roof and chimney. You apply the product the same way you would with edible icing (squeeze the bag that the product comes in to apply the clay.)
Step 6. Paint the windows and door frame of your DIY gingerbread house white with the vanilla drizzle paint. Use the cherry drizzle paint to add peppermint stripes.
Step 7. Embellish the corners and base of the house by piping on more collage clay.
Step 9. Once the clay has dried, use a hot glue gun to attach the mini ornament lights to the roof.
My kids keep asking me if they can eat this! That’s how realistic the “icing” looks. I’m ordering more wood bird houses from Darice so that each one of my kids can make their own fun, faux candy DIY gingerbread house this holiday season!
If you loved making and decorating your own DIY gingerbread house, you might also be interested in making your own DIY Christmas decor houses. These glittering holiday pieces are made from paper mache houses and festive embellishments.
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.