Yay, it`s December!
Are you as excited as I am?
And here’s something else to be excited about.
Super thanks to Claire over at Polkadot Pretties for organizing this fantastic blog hop.
Yesterday, December 1st was our first stop on the 12 Days of Christmas Crafts Blog Hop,
you can view Lina`s project from Fancy Frugal Life here!
Today you are here
2nd Dec – Sarah @ Alderberry Hill
And here’s your next stop
I am sharing a favourite Christmas craft of ours, decorating the gingerbread house!
I am not adventurous enough to make my own gingerbread house so I picked up a kit.
I purchased this one at Winners.
Here’s the yummy candy that came with it, so pretty!
And here are the pieces all laid out. I used thick paper for our base but you can dress it up as much as you like, perhaps you have a fancy pedestal stand to display your house on!
I prepared my frosting using the package directions and spooned it in a frosting bag and added the frosting tip that came with the kit. (Any round 1/2” opening tip will do)
And then I handed it over to my Daughter and she had a barrel of fun creating her 2012 Gingerbread house!
First she started with one end, adding frosting to 3 edges as shown above.
Then she added frosting to one side piece and put that in place. And then repeat for the other end and side and then you’ll have your house together minus the roof.
She piped frosting along the edge of the roof and laid one roof on at a time.
Cans from your pantry work great at keeping the roof in place while the frosting is setting.
Pipe more frosting around all outside seams as you can see below so your house is extra strong!
And now it’s decorating time!
Use the frosting to attach all candy.
I left all decorating decisions up to her and boy did it ever turn out great!
It’s hard not to take a big bite right out of the side!
All those yummy gum balls, mmmmm….
This is a great weekend afternoon activity. Play your favourite Christmas music and have a holiday treat while decorating your gingerbread house!
Here are a couple of pictures that my Daughter snapped of the house, she’s becoming quite the photographer!
Wouldn’t the one below make a great desktop background picture?
Thanks again Claire for this fantastic series, we’ll have a flurry of ideas for December Christmas Crafting!
Don’t forget to pop over to see Leslie tomorrow @ House on the Way!