Get Inspired to Create Your Most Epic Gingerbread House Yet

| Holiday

When decorations double as dessert, count us in. That's our mentality when it comes to building adorably delicious gingerbread houses that we can admire and devour. 

We've all made a typical gingerbread house in the past, but this year, we're stepping up our crafting game and aiming for some pretty ambitious, totally 'grammable designs sure to light up the holiday season. Start a fun new tradition this year with your family by attempting to create one of these festive, unique gingerbread houses that are almost too cute to eat! 

Fine Craft Guilt
(Photo: Fine Craft Guild)

Minis
It’s a well known fact that everything is cuter in mini-versions, including these mini gingerbread houses that fit perfectly on the side of your warm cup of cocoa.

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(Photo: Pizzazzerie)

Dog House
Honor the family fur babies this season by creating a playfully festive doghouse to house as many four-legged friends as you can possibly squeeze in — the more the merrier for all the dog-lovers out there!

Sugar and Cloth
(Photo: Sugar & Cloth)

Retro Camper
It's all about the details in this adorable retro camper: look closely at the lawn chairs, beach balls, twinkle lights and campfire, all made out of different treats and candies! 


VikaLinka
(Photo: Vika Linka)

Rustic Log Cabin
If you have fantasies of escaping to a rustic log cabin hidden in the woods this winter, you're not alone. Channel those desires into your charming gingerbread cabin instead.

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(Photo: Tesco)

Fairytale Castle
If your little ones have a fascination with fairytales and castles and "Frozen" stays on repeat in your house, we’re willing to bet this magical gingerbread castle will leave them wide-eyed and full of wonder this holiday season.

Ask Chef Dennis
(Photo: Ask Chef Dennis)

Tree House
Even if it's too cold out to play in a real tree house, your kids can still get a taste of the outdoors with this gingerbread version.

Solvang Bakery
(Photo: Solvang Bakery)

Barn
Once you create the simple and adorable barn, the sky is the limit when it comes to all of the barn animals you and your family can add to the mix.

Peggy Porschen Cakes
(Photo: Peggy Porschen Cakes)

Snowflake Sanctuary
Filled with pretty pastels, delicate details and larger-than-life snowflakes, this gorgeous creation makes the most stunning seasonal décor or table centerpiece and pairs perfectly with your other shiny holiday accents and twinkly string lights, of course.

Hayley Simmons |

Hayley Simmons is a twenty-something writer, wife and new mama to her baby girl, Scout. A native Texan turned Nashvillian, she spends her time experimenting with healthy recipes -- then forcing her husband to eat them, finding new ways to not hate the gym and shopping for (an absurd amount of) baby clothes.