100 Adorable Gingerbread House Ideas

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.

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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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Bavarian Gingerbread House

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Complex but very elegant. It is made from easy to use gingerbread and has very nice chocolate decor.

via Sprinkle Bakes

Beautiful Gingerbread House

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This one is even more complex. It is a great idea for a more artistic person. It is made from various candies.

Best Gingerbread House Glue

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Thick, sticky frosting makes the best glue for gingerbread houses. The sticky frosting will help hold your gingerbread house together longer.

via Kids Activities Blog

Candy Bricks

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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.

Candy Cane Gingerbread House

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Candy canes and peppermints add an ideal red touch to traditional gingerbread homes. The red touch adds a fun Christmas twist.

via Brit + Co

Candy Cane Sugar House

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Melting peppermint into flat squares makes an excellent substitute for traditional gingerbread walls. It is simple to work with and glues together easily.

via Food Network

Candy Fire

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Make cute campfires by using melted sugar candy and pretzels. These campfires are a perfect addition to the outside of your gingerbread house.

Candy Gingerbread House

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Using candy to make roof tiles and wall fixtures adds a fantastic Christmas color.

Candy Snails

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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

Candy Trees

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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.

Chocolate Gingerbread House

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Melted chocolate can be formed and cooled into brown walls for a twist on the traditional gingerbread house. Or decorate the chocolate for color.

via Wilton

Christmas Gingerbread House DIY

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M&Ms on the roof and adorable nutcracker chocolates in the doorway make a colorful gingerbread house.

via My Name is Snickerdoodle

Cottage Gingerbread House

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Make a loveable, classic cottage gingerbread house by using white frosting for the walls and a piped green wreath over the doorway.

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Cozy Gingerbread House

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Put a spin on the classic gingerbread house by adding a second floor and glowing lights.

via How to Cook That

Creative Gingerbread House

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Add colorful candies, a cookie Christmas tree and a candy Santa’s sleigh to make this elaborate house.

Doctor Who Gingerbread Tardis

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Bright blue frosting on a square gingerbread base makes a delightful police call box.

via Youtube

Easy Gingerbread House

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Do a simple gingerbread house with just frosting, gingerbread and colorful candies.

via Flickr

Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

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When baking gingerbread seems like too big of a task, just use graham crackers and frosting.

via Our Best Bites

Easy No Bake Gingerbread House

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Almonds make darling roof and wall tiles.

via Life Made Sweeter

Enchanted Victorian Chalet

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Pretzels, cookies, and peppermint make this elaborate Victorian-style gingerbread home.

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Fairy Gingerbread House

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This gingerbread home embodies fairies using wispy curved gingerbread and candy rocks around the doorway.

via Will Cook for Friends

Festive Gingerbread House

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Make gingerbread homes scream Christmas with pulled sugar peppermint, green frosting, and an elongated style gingerbread house.

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Frosty Christmas Gingerbread House

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Thick white frosting on the roof will make your gingerbread house look like it recently snowed. The heart-shaped window adds an extra touch.

via Something…

Funfetti Gingerbread House

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Create a party gingerbread house with multi-colored sprinkles and roof tiles.

via Studio DIY

Gingerbread Barn

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Animals need gingerbread houses too! Create this precious gingerbread barn with red frosting and cookie animals.

via Taste of Home

Gingerbread Birdhouse

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Using elongated gingerbread walls and narrow roof to create a sweet gingerbread birdhouse.

via Amelie’s House

Gingerbread Candy House

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Candy strips make perfect roof material and piped on windows and doors make for an easy application.

via My Taste Hobby with Passion and Love

Gingerbread Chocolate House

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Pink chocolate for walls really makes a gingerbread house pop.

via Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio

Gingerbread Christmas Cottage

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Add little upper floor gingerbread windows and colorful roof tiles to make gingerbread cottage.

via Taste of Home

Gingerbread Church Sweetopia

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With a gingerbread steeple and red door, this super realistic gingerbread church is made.

via Sweetopia

Gingerbread Decorating Organization Idea

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To help organize all of your gingerbread toppings, use a six-hole muffin tin.

via She Wears Flowers

Gingerbread English Cottage

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Cinnamon toast crunch makes perfect roof material for a gingerbread cottage.

via Rambling Renovations

Gingerbread Farm

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Create a whole gingerbread farm from silos, to barns to the classic farmhouse.

via My Name is Yeh

Gingerbread House

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Construct a classic white gingerbread house with white chocolate and colorful roof sprinkles.

via How to Cook That

Gingerbread House Diy

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Peppermint kisses and round chocolate dots make colorful roofing material.

via Living Locurto

Gingerbread House Two Story

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Design a huge two-story gingerbread house with a blue chocolate roof and brick piped walls.

Gingerbread House Wilderness Mountain Lodge

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Make a double-decker gingerbread house with an adorable patio. It looks just like a gingerbread ski lodge!

via Gringalicious

Gingerbread Houses Mini

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Gingerbread tents are super simple to construct using frosting and three pieces of gingerbread.

via Red Ted Art

Gingerbread Lighthouse

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Using candy rocks and long pieces of gingerbread you can design a gingerbread lighthouse.

via Parsley Sage Sweet

Gingerbread Lodge

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Design a gingerbread winter lodge with candy rocks and three pieces of gingerbread.

via Taste of Home

Gingerbread Log Cabin

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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

Gingerbread Nativity

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Five pieces of gingerbread can make a perfect gingerbread nativity scene.

via Roti n Rice

Gingerbread Retro Camper

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For the more advanced gingerbread maker, try this adorable gingerbread camper.

via Sugar and Cloth

Gingerbread Rustic Log Cabin

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Pretzels make a perfect log cabin look.

via Vikalinka

Gingerbread Skyscraper

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For the city gingerbread look, try making a tall gingerbread house with grey piping to create a skyscraper look.

Gingerbread Tipi

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Use triangle-shaped gingerbread with piped white frosting to create charming teepee.

via Baking Magique

Gingerbread Victorian Store

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With colorful sale windows and a tall design you can make this precious victorian store design.

via Vintage Kitty

Gingerbread Village

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Make a whole village with multiple houses, trees and snow.

via Wilton

Gorgeous Gingerbread House

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This gingerbread house is elaborate and detail oriented all the way down to the gingerbread men in front.

Gower Street Gingerbread House

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Make a gingerbread triplex by adding three front doors and elaborate steeple windows.

via Rock Recipes

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Votive

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Gingerbread houses can also become a candle holder if you remove the front roof and add a beautiful candle.

via The View from Great Island

Grand Gingerbread House

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With snow on the roof, brown gingerbread walls and green front trees, this classically adorable gingerbread house is made.

via Wilton

Gumdrop Roof Gingerbread Housejpg

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Gumdrops make a colorful roofing material.

via Flickr

Hogwarts Gingerbread Castle

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Harry Potter lovers will enjoy this Hogwarts inspired gingerbread house.

via Not Quite Nigella

How To Host a Gingerbread House Party

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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

Icicle Gingerbread House

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Make this grand gingerbread house with white icing as icicles.

via Goodies by Anna

Mini Gingerbread for Mug

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Adorable mini gingerbread houses are the perfect adornment for your winter hot cocoa.

via Not Martha

Mini Gingerbread Houses

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Perfect gingerbread houses don’t always have to be large, create these white frosted mini gingerbread houses.

via Lily Ardor

Modern Gingerbread House

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Modern designed houses can also be re designed into winning gingerbread houses.

via Oh Happy Day

Nut Gingerbread House

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Pecans make darling roofing material.

via The First Year

Palm Springs Gingerbread House

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For the beach gingerbread house, use an unconventional design and make darling palm trees!

via A Beautiful Mess

Patriotic Gingerbread House

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Show your United States Pride with this red, white and blue decorated house.

via Whipperberry

Pink Gingerbread House

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With a pink roof and pink frosted walls, this is the perfect gingerbread Barbie house!

via Sweetopia

Pretzel Chimney Gingerbread House

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To create a classic chimney on the outside of your gingerbread house, use mini pretzels.

via The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Pretzel Gingerbread Cabin

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Large pretzels make an easy log cabin look.

via Worth Pinning

Pretzel Windows

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indow shutters can easily be constructed using mini pretzels.

Professional Gingerbread House

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Build gingerbread houses like a professional with this enchanting design, white frosting and cute Christmas tree.

via Frog Prince Paperie

Red Gingerbread House

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Give your gingerbread house the look of Christmas by using red frosting, peppermint and red candies.

via Sweetopia

Royal Icing Gingerbread House

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Cookies make great roof material, along with colorful frosting and candies, this loveable gingerbread house is created.

via Youtube

Seven Ways to Make a Gingerbread House

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Graham crackers can make great gingerbread house side material.

via Tinkerlab

Skiing Marshmallow Snowman

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Stacked marshmallows with pretzel arms make adorable snowmen. Especially when placed on a peppermint sled.

Sprinkle House

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Make your gingerbread house by coating it in multi colored nonpareils.

via Wilton (via Youtube)

Stone Gingerbread House

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Use chocolate candy rocks and frosting to give your gingerbread house the appearance of being made from snow.

via Worth Pinning

Three Story Gingerbread House

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Create the Adams family home with this triple story gingerbread house.

via source unknown

Two Story Gingerbread House

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This charming two-story home is made with chocolate roof and off white walls.

via How to Cook That

Up on the Rooftop Gingerbread House

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Add Santa’s sleigh on the roof for an enchanting addition to your gingerbread house.

via Worth Pinning

Valentine Gingerbread House

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Gingerbread houses can be for more than Christmas. Add pink to create this house for your valentine.

via With Love and Confection

Vermont Gingerbread House

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Add a twist to the classic gingerbread house by adding white piping on the walls and a low roof.

via King Arthur Flour

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