I thought I’d seek out gingerbread homes for this holiday version of The Dig. As a child I was obsessed with miniatures, fake food, dollhouses, and candy, yet somehow I never managed to make more than one gingerbread house in my lifetime. How did that happen? It’s a mystery.
I’ve rounded up a couple of my favorite gingerbread-related projects, so that in the event of cabin fever or candy cravings, you can turn here for relief. I’m going to have to take a crack at making one of these myself—better late than never, right? Happy Holidays, everyone!
This lovely gingerbread house tutorial comes from sisters Karen and Erica, of the amazing blogs Globetrotter Diaries and Honestly…WTF, respectively. You can learn a bit more about the origins of gingerbread houses here and follow the complete instructions here.
One of my favorite modern interpretations of the gingerbread house. It not only satisfies my craving for tiny things, but you can dunk it in your cocoa! Genius. This clever project was invented by Megan at Not Martha for last year’s holiday season; you can see the originals here, but also be sure to check out her later modifications to the design here, which include the addition of adorable mini chimneys.