Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our Quaint Little Gingerbread House

We are still in full on holiday vacation mode around here. We are slowly ticking off the projects we have been too busy to get around to. It is hard work to get to all the fun projects we set our sites on, but someone has to do it, sigh... We hope that you, too, have had sometime to relax and rejuvenate over the holidays. There is still time to turn off the tv and work on something you have always wanted to.


This is what inspired us to make our own little gingerbread house. It is the Christmas card we received from Grandma Lise & Papa Paul. It IS inspiring...


I truly can not remember if I have ever made a gingerbread house. I am thinking that means I have not. I remember witnessing many wonderful gingerbread villages and displays but not having made one. While I am sure I can bake gingerbread, I decided that for this year, it would be less daunting to go for a kit. I am not a kit kind of girl, but I must say that since I was working with a three year old, it was nice to just open the package and have everything we needed right there, including the icing in a bag that I just snipped the end off of (it somehow went missing for this photo...).


A blank canvas...


My lovely assistant...


Our back wall...


One side...


And the front of our house, complete with happy gingerbread man (wouldn't you be happy to be cover with sprinkles?!).

This was so much fun and the results have inspired us to keep practicing and someday maybe we will build a village. Or at the very least have a little decorating party with our friends. Score one for the kit! And it was nice to finally have something to do with our stale bag of marshmallows...

2 comments:

kimbuktu said...

I saw one of these kits recently and was tempted to buy it, but resisted. Just didn't think I would get to it this holiday.

Yours turned out so cute, and what a fun project to do with your children.

Hope you and your family have a happy and prosperous 2010.

Picnic Ideas said...

Hi :-)
Loved the combination of art and food in this wonderful blog.
Great posts and pics,thanks.