12 DIY Day’s of Christmas: Day 3
To celebrate the Christmas season, I’ve asked some of my closest(and most creative) friends to share with us their favorite holiday DIY projects. I’m excited to introduce you to my friends as well as their great ideas! They will be sharing recipes, decorating ideas, projects you can do with your kids and more. Stay tuned for the next few weeks, and hopefully we will all be inspired to be creative this season!
Today, my Mom is sharing with us her mini gingerbread houses made out of graham crackers. These are perfect to make with your kids, and definitely liven up any countertop. The only problem I’m having is Posey keeps “accidentally” breaking things off and eating them! In a few days, I’ll be posting about my mom’s full size gingerbread houses. They are beautiful, and she’s even taking orders for Christmas!
Judy Moore’s Mini Gingerbread House
Item’s you will need:
quart size zip lock bag(to pipe on icing)
candy to decorate your house
cardboard wrapped in foil(for the house to sit on)
crunchy oat squares(thatch roof..this is optional)
Begin your project with a piece of cardboard covered in foil for your base. I cut the graham crackers with a sharp knife in the shapes shown in the photos. I always use royal icing to “glue” the house base to the platform because it dries VERY hard. You can put your icing into a quart sized freezer bag and snip off a small corner of the bag for easy application. The Recipe for Royal Icing is included in the package of Wilton Meringue Powder. You can buy meringue powder at Michael’s. If you can’t find meringue powder, just google a recipe for a similar icing that calls for egg whites. Assemble the house with royal icing. You can see how we assembled the house in the photos below. Add your roof and let your house sit for a little bit to dry. Now it’s time to decorate! There are really no limits to what you can use to accessorize your house! I recommend spending a moment on the candy isle for inspiration!