Cardboard Gingerbread House

"Nibble, nibble, little mouse..."

A gingerbread house is an essential part of Christmas! Liska from Dekotopia has given it a lot of thought! The result is a gingerbread house that is guaranteed to last until next year and doesn’t even have to go in the oven: a gingerbread house made of cardboard!

Step-by-step instruction

Instructions from Liska from

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You need that

  • Cardboard
  • Stanley knife
  • Template for a gingerbread house
  • Craft glue, e.g. Temporary Glue
  • Snow Paste
  • Syringe (available from pharmacies)
  • Plastic baubles (where appropriate)

1. Crafting a gingerbread house

To make our gingerbread house, first you have to trace the template with a pencil and thus press the outline into the cardboard. Then you cut this out with a Stanley knife or a sharp craft knife. To make a little house out of it, fold the corners of the house and the gable of the roof. Now all you need to do is glue the little house together with craft glue. To make it even more stable, you can also stick masking tape on the inside.

2. Decoration

I always look forward to decorating the most. To do this, pour the Snow Paste into a syringe and use it to decorate the gingerbread house. The smaller the syringe, the more filigree the ‘icing’ will be when applied. It’s best to leave the whole thing to dry overnight.

3. Alternatives

If you don’t have so much floor space for the gingerbread house, you can also simply put it inside a plastic bauble and hang it on your Christmas tree, for instance. A gingerbread man and a fir tree could keep it company.

Alternatively, it also looks beautiful as table decoration or gift wrapping. Simply cut out a base for gift wrapping. I think there are definitely enough possible uses to replicate this idea.

Your crafted results

I hope you like this decoration idea and are satisfied with the result! If you feel like it, visit my blog, Dekotopia. There's a lot to be discovered there. I'd be happy to have you visit!

I wish you a pwaceful Advent season!

Yours, Liska

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