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Gingerbread all the way

I’m not a baker — probably will never be one. So around here, a gingerbread house will only be made from scratch from paper. I wasn’t sure what project I was going to make next and suddenly I found myself working on this. I don’t even remember how the idea came about.

I decided to post this ugly photo below to show you what I did to get to the final version of this project.  I knew that the roof of this project was going to be the hardest part to figure out and boy was I right. Because I knew it was going to be an issue I decided to use some paper that was at the bottom of the stack of my new sheets. These are colors I wouldn’t use unless I was in dire straights or it was Halloween. I think I made about 6 rooftops until I was happy – whew!




Believe it or not I had to stop myself from adding more details. The little girl in me starting envisioning decorating the interior a la doll house – fireplace and everything! Maybe something to think about for a different project.

I wrote the instructions after building my version and I saved you all my mistakes. Believe me when I say I built my final version in the most backwards way ever. It was kind of ridiculous. Lol!

One idea I have of trying is adding some glitter along the edges of the rooftop. I even considered sprinkling the whole thing with powered sugar but how would that stay and not mess everything up? Maybe a mist of white ink or paint would work, but I’m not sure what to use for that. Have any of you ever done something like that?

Thank you so much for all your orders over the weekend! I’m so happy that so many of you will have this Gingerbread House Gift Box project to work on. It was a lot of fun to put together. I say that about a lot of projects don’t I? I guess… no, I know I’m lucky that I work on something I truly love.

Set some time away from the holiday hustle and bustle for some paper crafting you won’t regret it.

Have a great start to the week!





5 Replies to “Gingerbread all the way”

  1. Mike says:


    The Gingerbread House turned out great. Everyone loved it. Thanks for all your great projects.

    Happy New Year.

  2. Jeanette says:

    Hi Patricia! I purchased your Gingerbread House Gift Box and will be cutting it out very soon. I’m not sure about the first instruction regarding deciding on a box size…can you clarify?
    1. Select if you’d like to cut out a tall box or a short box. Dimensions are below. – Gingerbread house: 5″ x 5″ x 4.5″
    – Box: 6″ x 6″ x 2″
    Thanks! Jeanette

    1. Patricia says:

      Hi Jeanette – My apologies! That’s a mistake on my part. You can ignore all that. I just uploaded a new set of files to the project and it is corrected. Thank you for asking otherwise, I wouldn’t have realized that was something I overlooked. If you have any other questions just let me know. Best-Patricia

      1. Jeanette says:

        No problem! Thanks for the quick response!

      2. Patricia says:

        Of course, Jeanette! If you need anything else just let me know.

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