Sew Sweet | Follow these plans for creating ‘gingerbread’ houses to last forever

After building the basic structure for your ‘gingerbread’ house, you will be able to customize it with a variety of embellishments limited only by your imagination and a glue gun.

Get into the holiday spirit with this cute gingerbread house that will never go stale, and the best part is you can decorate it however you want like a real gingerbread house. Keep reading to see how to make your own.

Materials

Cardboard

Paper

Hot Glue Gun

Popsicle Sticks

Ruler

Pen or Pencil

3 mm Crochet Hook

Brown Yarn for Gingerbread

White Yarn for Icing

Various Colors of Yarn, Beads, Buttons, Fabric Scraps, Etc. for Decoration

Cardboard Pieces

Roof Pieces: 

Cut out two pieces of cardboard that are 5 x 7 inches.

Front and Back pieces:

Cut out two pieces of cardboard that are 8 x 6 inches. Measure 5 inches from the bottom of the pieces and cut the 3 inch triangular roof shape as shown in the diagram.

Side Pieces: 

Cut out two pieces of cardboard that are 5 x 6 inches for the side pieces. 

Roof Panels (make two):

 Make a 7-inch long chain, and make sure it is an odd number of chains. Single crochet in second chain from hook and every stitch across. Continue in rows until the height of the panel equals 5 inches. 

Front and Back Panels (make two):

 Make a 6-inch long chain, making sure the number of chains is an odd number. Single crochet in second chain from hook and every chain across in rows until the height of the panel equals 5 inches. Single crochet decrease at the beginning and end of each row to make a 3-inch tall triangle shape. 

Side Panels: 

Make a 6-inch long chain, making sure the number of chains is odd. Single crochet in second chain from hook and each chain across. Continue in rows until height of the panel equals 5 inches.

For All Panels: 

Single crochet a border around each piece to get rid of uneven edges. Add 3 single crochets in each corner. Fasten off. 

Assembly

Hot glue each crochet piece to its corresponding cardboard piece. With white yarn, single crochet each of the panels together. Reinforce the roof and walls on the inside with hot glue and popsicle sticks. Single crochet a white border on the roof. Hot glue the roof to the top of the house. Your gingerbread house is ready to decorate with beads, buttons, fabric, crocheted pieces or whatever else you can think of!

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