Building gingerbread houses is a wonderful part of the Christmas holiday.
Using frosting, gingerbread and many other colorful decorations, you too can get in on this fun holiday tradition.
Throw a gingerbread house decorating party and get all of your friends in on the fun too.
From gumdrops for roof decoration to chocolate doors, there are so many ideas on different types of gingerbread houses to make.
Consider constructing the classic gingerbread house with brown walls and roofs.
Or use pretzels or other colorful materials to change up the classic look.
Adding Santas and green Christmas trees can also be a nice touch. If you are looking for some inspiration check out these gingerbread house ideas.
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1. Bavarian Gingerbread House
Complex but very elegant. It is made from easy to use gingerbread and has very nice chocolate decor.
via Sprinkle Bakes
2. Beautiful Gingerbread House
This one is even more complex. It is a great idea for a more artistic person. It is made from various candies.
3.Best Gingerbread House Glue
Thick, sticky frosting makes the best glue for gingerbread houses. The sticky frosting will help hold your gingerbread house together longer.
4. Candy Bricks
Flat sugar candy makes perfect bricks for Christmas gingerbread houses. Glue it in strips on the outside of your gingerbread home for a brick look.
5. Candy Cane Gingerbread House
Candy canes and peppermints add an ideal red touch to traditional gingerbread homes. The red touch adds a fun Christmas twist.
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6. Candy Cane Sugar House
Melting peppermint into flat squares makes an excellent substitute for traditional gingerbread walls. It is simple to work with and glues together easily.
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7. Candy Fire
Make cute campfires by using melted sugar candy and pretzels. These campfires are a perfect addition to the outside of your gingerbread house.
8. Candy Gingerbread House
Using candy to make roof tiles and wall fixtures adds a fantastic Christmas color.
9. Candy Snails
Adorable snails for the front yard of your gingerbread house can be made with peppermint candy and Dots. These snails add a modern touch to a classic gingerbread house.
via Martha Stewart
10. Candy Trees
Stacked pulled sugar with a candy star on top makes dreamy sugar Christmas trees. These can be added out in front of your immaculately decorated gingerbread house.
11. Chocolate Gingerbread House
Melted chocolate can be formed and cooled into brown walls for a twist on the traditional gingerbread house. Or decorate the chocolate for color.
12. Christmas Gingerbread House DIY
M&Ms on the roof and adorable nutcracker chocolates in the doorway make a colorful gingerbread house.
13. Cottage Gingerbread House
Make a loveable, classic cottage gingerbread house by using white frosting for the walls and a piped green wreath over the doorway.
14. Cozy Gingerbread House
Put a spin on the classic gingerbread house by adding a second floor and glowing lights.
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15. Creative Gingerbread House
Add colorful candies, a cookie Christmas tree and a candy Santa’s sleigh to make this elaborate house.
16. Doctor Who Gingerbread Tardis
Bright blue frosting on a square gingerbread base makes a delightful police call box.
17. Easy Gingerbread House
Do a simple gingerbread house with just frosting, gingerbread and colorful candies.
18. Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread House
When baking gingerbread seems like too big of a task, just use graham crackers and frosting.
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19. Easy No Bake Gingerbread House
Almonds make darling roof and wall tiles.
20. Enchanted Victorian Chalet
Pretzels, cookies, and peppermint make this elaborate Victorian-style gingerbread home.
21. Fairy Gingerbread House
This gingerbread home embodies fairies using wispy curved gingerbread and candy rocks around the doorway.
22. Festive Gingerbread House
Make gingerbread homes scream Christmas with pulled sugar peppermint, green frosting, and an elongated style gingerbread house.
23. Frosty Christmas Gingerbread House
Thick white frosting on the roof will make your gingerbread house look like it recently snowed. The heart-shaped window adds an extra touch.
24. Funfetti Gingerbread House
Create a party gingerbread house with multi-colored sprinkles and roof tiles.
via Studio DIY
25. Gingerbread Barn
Animals need gingerbread houses too! Create this precious gingerbread barn with red frosting and cookie animals.
via Taste of Home
26. Gingerbread Birdhouse
Using elongated gingerbread walls and narrow roof to create a sweet gingerbread birdhouse.
via Amelie’s House
27. Gingerbread Candy House
Candy strips make perfect roof material and piped on windows and doors make for an easy application.
28. Gingerbread Chocolate House
Pink chocolate for walls really makes a gingerbread house pop.
29. Gingerbread Christmas Cottage
Add little upper floor gingerbread windows and colorful roof tiles to make gingerbread cottage.
via Taste of Home
30. Gingerbread Church Sweetopia
With a gingerbread steeple and red door, this super realistic gingerbread church is made.
31. Gingerbread Decorating Organization Idea
To help organize all of your gingerbread toppings, use a six-hole muffin tin.
32. Gingerbread English Cottage
Cinnamon toast crunch makes perfect roof material for a gingerbread cottage.
33. Gingerbread Farm
Create a whole gingerbread farm from silos, to barns to the classic farmhouse.
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34. Gingerbread House
Construct a classic white gingerbread house with white chocolate and colorful roof sprinkles.
via How to Cook That
35. Gingerbread House Diy
Peppermint kisses and round chocolate dots make colorful roofing material.
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36. Gingerbread House Two Story
Design a huge two-story gingerbread house with a blue chocolate roof and brick piped walls.
37. Gingerbread House Wilderness Mountain Lodge
Make a double-decker gingerbread house with an adorable patio. It looks just like a gingerbread ski lodge!
38. Gingerbread Houses Mini
Gingerbread tents are super simple to construct using frosting and three pieces of gingerbread.
via Red Ted Art
39. Gingerbread Lighthouse
Using candy rocks and long pieces of gingerbread you can design a gingerbread lighthouse.
40. Gingerbread Lodge
Design a gingerbread winter lodge with candy rocks and three pieces of gingerbread.
via Taste of Home
41. Gingerbread Log Cabin
Trim the gingerbread into long narrow pieces so that when you glue it all together with frosting it looks like a log cabin.
via Three Pixie Lane
42. Gingerbread Nativity
Five pieces of gingerbread can make a perfect gingerbread nativity scene.
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43. Gingerbread Retro Camper
For the more advanced gingerbread maker, try this adorable gingerbread camper.
via Sugar and Cloth
44. Gingerbread Rustic Log Cabin
Pretzels make a perfect log cabin look.
45. Gingerbread Skyscraper
For the city gingerbread look, try making a tall gingerbread house with grey piping to create a skyscraper look.
46. Gingerbread Tipi
Use triangle-shaped gingerbread with piped white frosting to create charming teepee.
via Baking Magique
47. Gingerbread Victorian Store
With colorful sale windows and a tall design you can make this precious victorian store design.
via Vintage Kitty
48. Gingerbread Village
Make a whole village with multiple houses, trees and snow.
49. Gorgeous Gingerbread House
This gingerbread house is elaborate and detail oriented all the way down to the gingerbread men in front.
50. Gower Street Gingerbread House
Make a gingerbread triplex by adding three front doors and elaborate steeple windows.
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51. Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Votive
Gingerbread houses can also become a candle holder if you remove the front roof and add a beautiful candle.
52. Grand Gingerbread House
With snow on the roof, brown gingerbread walls and green front trees, this classically adorable gingerbread house is made.
53. Gumdrop Roof Gingerbread Housejpg
Gumdrops make a colorful roofing material.
54. Hogwarts Gingerbread Castle
Harry Potter lovers will enjoy this Hogwarts inspired gingerbread house.
55. How To Host a Gingerbread House Party
If you plan to host a gingerbread house party, make sure that you have cereal, licorice and all sorts of other decorations.
via Eat This Up
56. Icicle Gingerbread House
Make this grand gingerbread house with white icing as icicles.
via Goodies by Anna
57. Mini Gingerbread for Mug
Adorable mini gingerbread houses are the perfect adornment for your winter hot cocoa.
via Not Martha
58. Mini Gingerbread Houses
Perfect gingerbread houses don’t always have to be large, create these white frosted mini gingerbread houses.
via Lily Ardor
59. Modern Gingerbread House
Modern designed houses can also be re designed into winning gingerbread houses.
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60. Nut Gingerbread House
Pecans make darling roofing material.
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61. Palm Springs Gingerbread House
For the beach gingerbread house, use an unconventional design and make darling palm trees!
via A Beautiful Mess
62. Patriotic Gingerbread House
Show your United States Pride with this red, white and blue decorated house.
63. Pink Gingerbread House
With a pink roof and pink frosted walls, this is the perfect gingerbread Barbie house!
64. Pretzel Chimney Gingerbread House
To create a classic chimney on the outside of your gingerbread house, use mini pretzels.
65. Pretzel Gingerbread Cabin
Large pretzels make an easy log cabin look.
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66. Pretzel Windows
Window shutters can easily be constructed using mini pretzels.
67. Professional Gingerbread House
Build gingerbread houses like a professional with this enchanting design, white frosting and cute Christmas tree.
68. Red Gingerbread House
Give your gingerbread house the look of Christmas by using red frosting, peppermint and red candies.
69. Royal Icing Gingerbread House
Cookies make great roof material, along with colorful frosting and candies, this loveable gingerbread house is created.
70. Seven Ways to Make a Gingerbread House
Graham crackers can make great gingerbread house side material.
71. Skiing Marshmallow Snowman
Stacked marshmallows with pretzel arms make adorable snowmen. Especially when placed on a peppermint sled.
72. Sprinkle House
Make your gingerbread house by coating it in multi colored nonpareils.
73. Stone Gingerbread House
Use chocolate candy rocks and frosting to give your gingerbread house the appearance of being made from snow.
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74. Three Story Gingerbread House
Create the Adams family home with this triple story gingerbread house.
75. Two Story Gingerbread House
This charming two-story home is made with chocolate roof and off white walls.
via How to Cook That
76. Up on the Rooftop Gingerbread House
Add Santa’s sleigh on the roof for an enchanting addition to your gingerbread house.
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77. Valentine Gingerbread House
Gingerbread houses can be for more than Christmas. Add pink to create this house for your valentine.
78. Vermont Gingerbread House
Add a twist to the classic gingerbread house by adding white piping on the walls and a low roof.