DIY Gingerbread House

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 3:35pm.


  • Empty milk or orange juice cardboard container
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • M&M's, gummy bears, mints/life savors,
  • Twizzlers/candy canes
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Cutting Knife
  • Icing/Frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Styrofoam Plate


  1. Wash out your empty milk or orange juice container and place on styrofoam plate.
  2. Hot glue the opening closed, this will be used as the roof.
  3. To measure how many graham crackers you need, lay onto container. Remember to have enough pieces for four walls and a roof.
  4. Use a marker to note where to cut. Have an adult use a cutting knife to take off excessive pieces.
  5. Once all pieces are sized, use frosting to attach to container. You can also frost the plate for the illusion of snow.
  6. Frost the roof with icing or frost marshmallows to create the look of shingles. 

This is where you get creative with decorating! Here are some ideas:

  • You can use life savors as wreaths.
  • Snap off the curve on the candy canes or cut twizzlers and use the stick for shudders.
  • Use M&M's as lights on the corner of the roof.
  • Place gummy bears on the 'snow'.
  • Sprinkle walls and roof for color




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