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So, back in October I confessed to you that I didn’t carve my first jack-o’-lantern until I was in college. Well, here’s another one for you: I didn’t decorate my first gingerbread house until I was in high school (double gasp!). As a perfectionist, I found the icing terribly difficult to work with, the red hots just wouldn’t stay lined up and don’t even get me started on the Lifesaver candies. I’ll just leave gingerbread house construction to the kiddos while I munch on the supplies. Even though I’ve given up on making these edible homes, I’m still intrigued by all the different ways you can dress up gingerbread. And searches are spiking* for gingerbread house ideas, so we know you all are definitely looking for ways to integrate all those baking supplies somehow. Check out these unique home ideas and see if you can pick out the various candies used in each one. And while you’re at it, why not give one of them a try yourself?

Unique Gingerbread House IdeasHost a Kid-Friendly Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Unique Gingerbread House IdeasPhoto courtesy of Fantasy of Trees

Unique Gingerbread House IdeasPhoto courtesy of Fantasy of Trees

Unique Gingerbread House IdeasPhoto courtesy of Fantasy of Trees

Unique Gingerbread House IdeasPhoto courtesy of Fantasy of Trees

Have you tried your hand at making a gingerbread house this holiday season? What edible embellishments did you use? Tell us below.

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5 Responses

  1. MRR says:

    These are all adorable gingerbread houses.

  2. Liz_HGTV says:

    I am all about gingerbread houses and usually make one every year. The pretzel log cabin is ADORABLE.

  3. Miss Dynamite says:

    I wouldn't be too worried, I'm 37 and still haven't done a gingerbread house!

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Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com. You can find her doing at least one of the following: shopping for home decor at local vintique stores, picking out produce at...

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