Make It: Festive Gingerbread Gift Toppers that Double as Christmas Ornaments!

Make it: Festive gingerbread gift toppers that double as Christmas ornaments!There’s something really fun about wrapping gifts at Christmas time don’t you think? Maybe it’s because  this is the only time of year I can sing along to carols at the top of my lungs while I wrap. Or perhaps it’s the sheer number of presents I get to play with! Either way, everything feels so magical that it makes me want to make each gift extra festive.

Make it: Festive gingerbread gift toppers that double as Christmas ornaments!

And there’s no easier way to add a little festive cheer to your presents than with some cute gift toppers.  Continue Reading

How To: Make DIY 3D Gingerbread Christmas Trees!

created at: 12/21/2011

If you’re looking for a fun Christmas Eve day activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further.  Make these 3D gingerbread trees today and have fun decorating them all weekend!   



Megan Reardon from the fabulous blog Not Martha created this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own 3D gingerbread Christmas trees, including tips for creating your own original tree templates.  If you don’t have tree-shaped cookie cutters to springboard off of, she also offers some printable templates to help you out.   Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Geodesic Dome Gingerbread House!

created at: 12/08/2011

We’ve shared quite a few architectural gingerbread houses over the years (including a couple modernist ones and even a book titled “The Gingerbread Architect“), so it was only a matter of time before someone pulled out a Buckminster Fuller reference and made a geodesic gingerbread dome!   


This awesome gingerbread house variation comes to us via Inhabitat and was created by the folks at Scout Regalia.  They put together a great kit full of instructions, which you can snag right here.   Continue Reading

Heartbreaking Gingerbread “Houses”

created at: 12/10/2010

These gingerbread houses, which are a collaboration of the Stockholm City Welfare Mission and the Swedish Museum of Architecture, break my heart. The organizations’ campaign is an effort to ‘explore what it means to be at home’ and to prompt those of us lucky enough to have homes to help those who do not. 

created at: 12/10/2010

created at: 12/10/2010

This one put me over the edge. (I need a tissue.)

created at: 12/10/2010

To see more gingerbread ‘homes’ in the exhibit entitled, ‘I am home now’, follow this link to Inhabitat. Continue Reading

Free Plans to Make Your Own Modern Gingerbread House

created at: 12/07/2010

Looking to mix things up in the gingerbread house department?  You’re in luck!  The fine folks at Hometta are offering up free downloadable plans to create a gingerbread version of their dramatic Wedge House.   Last year, the modern house plan resource site offered up the schematics to make their award-winning Draft House in gingerbread form.  This year, the Wedge House gets the holiday treatment.  If you’re ready to try your hand at a mod gingerbread house, you can download the plans right here. Continue Reading

The Gingerbread Architect

This year, take your gingerbread construction to a new level with The Gingerbread Architect. Choose from 12 classic American home designs, including a Cape, brownstone and even a southwest style*. 

Co-written by an architect who loves to bake and a ‘house-obsessed pastry chef’, the book includes detailed instructions that will take us from blue prints, to manufacture (baking), to construction (‘gluing’ it together), to exterior detailing (sticking on the candy bits). Each home has a difficulty rating, so you can pick your project based upon who’s little hands may be helping you. Continue Reading

Free Modern Gingerbread House Plans.

Houston, Texas – based architecture firm Hometta are getting into the spirit of giving this year.

They’re offering free buliding plans to make your own very contemporary gingerbread home. Their plan is “a small-scale version of the Draft House by Hometta’s own, award-winning HouMinn Practice.”

The plans are based on a readymade gingerbread house kit from Whole Foods, so it’ll be easy to grab all the goodies you’ll need, without having to buy a bunch of extra accoutrement. Continue Reading

The Mid-Century Modern Gingerbread House

Move over graham cracker cottages; there’s a new architect on the block and she’s a mid-century modern fan. From Red Envelope, this unique twist to that old favorite features a garage and a rock garden. The 18″ x 13″ x 5 ½” high structure can be personalized and is 100% edible–within 30 days of unwrapping, that is. Comes fully assembled for $78 – $88, or just use the pics as inspiration to build your own. Continue Reading