Monday, December 10, 2012

gingerbread houses diy.








we had a lovely weekend filled with the following:

making gingerbread houses, visiting the grinch at whoville, staying up late playing scooby doo monopoly and risk with our nephews, watching jude beat everyone at monopoly (true story), sleepovers, pancakes and homemade pizza, great worship at church, listening to christmas and johnny cash records in the basement, relaxing and coloring by the fire. 

how was your weekend!??




To make the gingerbread houses you need 6 graham crackers, about 1/2 cup of icing, 1/2 a bag of skittles and m&m's, and sprinkles. I used string to hold the houses together until the icing hardened. I thought about using melted chocolate next time. arrange the roofs, ice, and decorate with desired candies. This was a hit. It was a fraction of the price of store bought houses, and they actually liked to eat the candy off the house.  They each got their own to decorate, which is always good :)

13 comments:

Soph said...

This is so cute. I especially love the johnny cash part<3

Ashlea with an a said...

so cute! I LOVE gingerbread houses! We are doing ours sometime this week :)

April said...

These are cute!!

My weekend was pretty good. A blog friend came to spend Saturday with me and it was so nice and relaxing!

Kelly said...

i've been sick all weekend. blah.

my youngest always beats everyone at monopoly too. he's super competitive and there have been tears a time or two. needless to say on game night we no longer play monopoly.

Denise said...

This is totally how we "gingerbread house." the string to hold it together is a nice touch.

merry, merry!

17 Perth said...

Oh my...sounds like a wonderful weekend. Making gingerbread houses, monopoly, a fire, family....perfect. :)

My weekend was wonderful too--finally got a tree--we were a little behind the curve, but couldn't be happier!

jillian at faith that laughs. said...

Love these. My mom used always make those with my sister and I when were little. I spent my weekend at home! It was so nice. xoxo

Susan said...

These are just adorable! So clever you are.
And that sounds like the perfect weekend.
Love the new blog look my friend! xo

Katie said...

how fun! we used to make these at school when we were allowed to have candy and do those fun things! we'd use little milk cartons from lunch to make them.

Faith and Love said...

Ive never made gingerbread houses I should try! These are cute<3

Krystal said...

i've never made one but it seems like that is what everyone is doing! i'm missing out on something i think :)

bandofbrothers said...

those are so so so cute. my mil bought us a pre made one so we were stuck with it;) i wanted to make a minimalist one like yours instead.

Gina Norman said...

OH my goodness, those turned out so so GOOD. We stopped doing them years ago ahahahahaha because they were always such a mess!!!