Mikaela gingerbread house snowman

Last week I went to a new friend’s house (Rachel – Orange Whisk) with some other lovely handmade friends (Stacey – Cheeky Textiles & Jenny – Posie Patchwork) for a Gingerbread house decorating party! I’ve never done a gingerbread house before, because I really dislike Gingerbread. Luckily for me though, Rachel was kind enough to make me a house template made from Vanilla Cookie dough instead =D
Mikaela gingerbread house tinsel

I had SO much fun!
Mikaela gingerbread house roof

It was surprisingly a lot easier than I thought it would be to do the decorating (never mind it took me 4 hours, because I had little Rafa with me and ended up having to sway with him in a sling while trying to pipe the straight lines on the roof).
Mikaela gingerbread house snow

I love all the little spinkles you can get these days to decorate with! We had little sugar snow flakes, and tiny peppermint candy canes!
Mikaela gingerbread house wreath

I’m pretty pleased with my creation, you can see my tiny wreath above (another reason it took me 4 hours perhaps? Maybe a bit too much of a perfectionist. Though it’s definitely not perfect, will have to do much better next year!).

It’s a small house, to get a sense of scale here’s a photo next to a mug (hence the difficulty of the wreath):
Mikaela gingerbread house scale

And of course, what DIY project by Mikaela would be complete without something messing up! One of my walls fell in when I put the roof on. I didn’t line things up properly and even though the “cement” for the wall had set, the roof knocked it in. Rookie mistake.
Mikaela gingerbread house dud-wall

And OF COURSE, after taking all these photos, I left the room for 30 seconds and Girds took a nice big bite out of the whole thing. Lucky it was on the dodgy side =P
Mikaela gingerbread house bad dog

Do you make Gingerbread Houses for Christmas? Did you make one this year? I’d love to see some other creations!
Mikaela gingerbread house