How to Make a Homemade Gingerbread House

Magnificient Gingerbread Houses

These days, it’s easy to never have to make anything from scratch. Want to make cookies? Just pop them out of the package and bake them. Gingerbread houses? There’s a kit for that, and I buy one every year. But do you know what I just discovered? That with a little bit of advance planning and some creativity, you can actually make some super cool houses at home that will knock the Christmas socks off the ones you buy at the store.

I looked around for a good standard recipe and settled on this one, from King Arthur Flour. You know it’s going to be good coming from them, plus there are very detailed instructions with photos to guide you through each step of the process. Click through the link to get started on the basic recipe, as well as to get some templates for pieces, depending on which style house you’ll be looking to make.

Not sure what type of house to construct? Why not let it fit your personality whether that be modern, minimalist or traditional. Here are some great examples from around the web to get you started. You’re only limited by your imagination so get building!

Modern Gingerbread House by Hometta

Gourmet Gingerbread House

Go Red

Mid-Century Modern Gingerbread House


A nice traditional house with some great detail work

A Gingerbread McMansion

More Modern

A front lawn filled with ice cream cones

Mini Gingerbread Houses to Perch on Your Mug

Gingerbread Church

Architectural Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Modern….plus a trailer

Gingerbread Row Houses

Gingerbread Estate

Where Malibu Barbie would live if she lived in a Gingerbread House

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