How to make a Paper Gingerbread House
One of my favorite crafts I created last year was this Paper Gingerbread House. It was therapeutic because it really didn’t require much planning at all. I just found an inspiration piece at Daiso Japan, a wooden folding frame that was in the shape of a two-story house. If you have ever shopped at Daiso you know it is super cheap and there are many crafty deals to be had. I hope they have more little houses this year or I will have to find a new source. I checked out Amazon and they have some wooden houses that will work. I listed those below. #affiliate link
My hubby knows how much fun I had decorating the wooden house with paper, so he made me another one last year. Awwww. That one I will be using this October to make a Halloween House! (Update: I made it, go see the photos!)
I personally have a pretty large stash of scrap-booking supplies that I was able to use. I chose four different pieces of scrap-book paper that I thought resembled the wallpaper of a house. These papers were a little heavier in weight so that they would be sturdy. After all these are the walls of the house, don’t want them crinkled and tearing.
Then I just went to town and added embellishments like sequins, 3D stickers, ribbon, buttons. No rules, just carefully decorating and applying everything with glue so it would not have smudges or glue running down the sides. My favorite part were the sides of the structure, decorated with sequins which I just glued on with craft glue. I think the snowflake roof line was pretty fun too. It was simple and fun and I’ve decided this will be a go to project for any days when I want to decorate something but not work too hard planning it out. (If you are a scrapbooker, you might know what I mean here.)
There are tons of house options too. I could make a Valentine house, a Tiki house, a Disneyland house, a Girl Scout house… Whatever little old house I can dream up. Give it a try and share your photo with me!
My Halloween House turned out like this!
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