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3 Fun Gingerbread House Ideas

Give your gingerbread house kits a makeover this holiday season with some out-of-the-box decorating ideas. Use a variety of candies, cereals, and more to create a home that gingerbread people will be proud to call their own.

Gingerbread Cottage

There’s nothing like a cozy cottage for the holidays. Create your gingerbread cottage by using Compliments Pretzel Sticks to create a rustic log look, Compliments Frosty Bites cereal for a snow-covered rooftop, and a picture-perfect stone path with Compliments Scotch Mints.

Modern-Style Gingerbread House

Bring your gingerbread house into the 21st century with this look. Create a modern addition to your roof with Compliments Honey Graham Wafers with candy cane pillars. Plus, it wouldn't be the festive season without some Christmas lights! Make these with jelly beans and black licorice rope for a dazzling light show. Finally, give your chimney a stone facade with milk chocolate-covered raisins. Everyone will marvel at your architectural skills.

Victorian-Style Gingerbread House

Step back in time with a Victorian-style gingerbread home. Use Compliments Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels to recreate that classic brick exterior. Try using Compliments Cinna-Crunchies cereal for a classic shingled roof and Compliments Shortcake Cookies for a lovely Victorian entryway. And no winter wonderland is complete without some snow trees: make them with Compliments Sugar Cones, then attach green and white Compliments Mini Fruit-flavoured Marshmallows with royal icing.