Learn the basics to make your very own gingerbread house, and get suggestions for decorating it with your favorite candies along with free step by step instructions to make this special holiday treat!

Materials and Supplies

On our next page you will learn about the following in detail:

  • Choosing a Recipe
  • Preparing a Pattern
  • Baking the House
  • Preparing Icing
  • Building th House
  • Making a Larger House
  • Decorating the House
  • Wrapping your House
  • Tips for baking for a Large Crowd
  • Submitting a picture of your completed house for our Photo Gallery

Craft Instructions

Gingerbread houses are a wonderful holiday tradition.  At our home, each family member decorates their own individual house each year using their favorite candies.  However, many families choose to decorate one larger house for their family to enjoy. 

Here you will find the basic information on building gingerbread houses including our favorite icing recipe and a pattern for individual size houses along with hints and tips. 

For more than a dozen years, I have been baking and assembling between 50 and 150 individual houses per year and I would like to share some of that knowledge with you.

Click here for complete instructions and full size pattern.

Click here to view our Gingerbread Photo Gallery.

Gingerbread House Pattern in PDF format

You will need Acrobat Reader to view the pattern as it is a PDF.

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