Want to know how to make gingerbread houses? If you’re looking for some creative gingerbread house ideas then you’re in for a treat!
Candy canes, confectionary pathways, and glaze everywhere, gingerbread houses are celebrated decorations for Christmas. The perfect designs surely WoW's everyone but may take weeks or even months to complete. The simpler ones will only take few hours – great for an amazing evening holiday-themed party or be getting started with yuletide family tradition. Feast your eyes on these charmingly cute gingerbread house ideas. You're bound to get some inspiring ideas in decorating your own edible masterpiece.
24 Gingerbread House Ideas
Gingerbread House To Spread Holiday Charm This Yuletide Season
Here's a little secret I'm sharing with you, I really can't have a merry Christmas without a gingerbread house. It's been a staple centerpiece that I have for my homestead since I can no longer remember. I have been having the same gingerbread for quite some time now and I'm beginning to wonder if it is already the time to have a new one. So with the help of the internet, I've gathered 24 gingerbread houses ideas to use as an inspiration. So if you’re also in need of cool and fun gingerbread houses to try this season, just keep scrolling!
1. Sophisticated Gingerbread House
Bring a touch of sophistication to your home with this delicious looking gingerbread house. This sophisticated gingerbread house is a perfect gift for any occasion and made of honey-ginger dough. I can't imagine how aromatic this gingerbread is!
2. Easy Gingerbread House
A super easy design you can have your kids do. If you really haven't tried making a gingerbread before and you've got kids, well, this easy gingerbread house is a perfect way to start a new tradition in your family. Making a gingerbread house for the holidays!
3. Gingerbread Farnsworth House
If you’re not so much into real houses and just want scale models, this gingerbread Farnsworth house will be the perfect gingerbread idea for you.
4. Cobblestones Gingerbread House
A house with cobblestone, perfect! The creator’s creativity really flourish on this cobblestone gingerbread house. It's very easy to make, I bet your kids will love this.
5. Peanut Butter and Graham Cracker House
This house sounds delicious! And Santa’s just too cute. Just in time for a perfect holiday treat, the whole family can surely enjoy the looks and taste of this peanut butter and graham cracker house.
6. Gingerbread Log Cabin
A log cabin on your dinner table? Yes! It will add a rustic touch to your dinner. I so love this gingerbread log cabin! It reminds me of our old log cabin.
7. Cute Gingerbread House
Take inspiration from Hansel and Gretel in building this cute gingerbread house. This will let you relive the classic fairytale everyone loves!
8. Simple Gingerbread House
Not all gingerbread houses need the color and all those candies, sometimes, simplicity is the true beauty to spread the holiday cheer.
9. Lebkuchen Houses
These adorable Lebkuchen houses are made with lebkuchen dough. Embellished with confections, little treats, chocolate pieces and bunches of icing, I'm pretty sure this only not brings flavors but also a smell that can melt your heart away.
10. Christmas Gingerbread Houses of Biscuits
A house of biscuits and a roof that’s oh so sweet. Who could resist not tasting this Christmas gingerbread houses of biscuits? Can't wait to lay my hands on them!
— Homesteading (@HomesteadingUSA) December 18, 2016
11. Mini Christmas Gingerbread House
Need something on the small scale? Well, this mini Christmas gingerbread house may just be what you’re looking for.
12. Mini Teacup Gingerbread House
And if you want something that’s more on the plainer or simpler side, this mini teacup gingerbread house is just too perfect!
13. Christmas Gingerbread House Cake
Why have just a gingerbread house when you can also have cake with it, right? This Christmas gingerbread house cake will give you double treat for your holiday celebration.
14. Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Votives
A cute DIY votive that will bring light and color to your home. I'm not gonna make myself regret not having this graham cracker gingerbread house votives in my homestead this year. Can't wait for the Christmas to come!
15. Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread House
Vegans don’t fret, this gluten-free gingerbread house is absolutely perfect for you. It even comes with egg-free royal icing.
16. Gingerbread House With Stein Glass Effect
Don’t you just love the glass effect (from crushed candies) and the greenery all around? It’s no white Christmas but I’ll take this gingerbread house with stein glass effect, I find it stunningly beautiful.
17. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pyramid
Don’t get stuck on the idea of making a house. Travel to Egypt with this gingerbread pyramid, and while you’re at it, add a Spinx.
18. Cookie Snow Globe
Not your typical run of the mill gingerbread house, but I just love this idea! White Christmas anyone?
19. No Bake Gingerbread House
Oh, WoW! Look how pretty it is? Imagine you don’t have to bother baking anything making this beautiful gingerbread house. It's a real treat for both eyes and mouth!
20. “Up on the Rooftop” Gingerbread House
When the site says, worth pinning, it really means, worth pinning. Not sure if I can pull this off but I sure love to try making this up on the rooftop gingerbread house.
21. Teeny, Tiny Gingerbread House
So easy and so yummy! This teeny, tiny gingerbread house will fill your heart holiday cheers in every bite.
22. Gingerbread Nativity
Since we’re building houses, I’d highly recommend making this gingerbread Nativity too. This is the reason why we’re celebrating Christmas after all, right?
23. Big Gingerbread House
Why settle for a bungalow when you can make a big gingerbread house? I betting this will give holiday cheer a full blast!
23. Enchanted Victorian Chalet
This must be the gingerbread inspiration everyone’s looking for. If you want something out of a fairytale, then this is it!
Let’s not forget the gingerbread man! There should be someone watching over your house. Leave it to the gingerbread man!
Need more gingerbread house ideas? Here’s another one from How to Cook That:
They're all absolutely fantastic, right? Fill your Christmas table with a gingerbread house to bring some traditional beauty in it. I’m thinking of doing the #14 for my table and the log cabin gingerbread house for my mantel, but who knows, I might mix and match a couple in this list. I just can’t wait to get started!
If you go in for a rustic appeal this season, check out these 30 Breathtakingly Rustic Homemade Christmas Decorations!
How about you? What’s your favorite gingerbread house from this list? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!