15 Adorable Ideas for Decorating a Gingerbread House

These edible homes are next-level festive

Pretzel gingerbread cabin from vikalinka


Putting together and decorating a gingerbread house is the ultimate holiday baking activity. It's fun for kids and adults, it decorates your home, and you can eat it—what more is there to love?

Before you assemble your house this year, take a look at our tutorial for some tried and true tips for a sturdy structure. You'll need lots of royal icing to stick it all together and some fun candies, cookies, and other items for decorating. Check out the ideas below for making a true gingerbread masterpiece.


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