DIY Cardboard Gingerbread House
I've always wanted a gingerbread house village among a forest of Christmas trees. This year, I'm finally doing it and got inspired to make a life sized (kid sized, really) what I'm calling a GingerBOARD house DIY! With it's own forest of Winter White artificial Christmas trees from TREETOPIA. It's perfect for prop decor, kids to play with, and photoshoots!!
- 6 sheets of 30"x 40" cardboard
- 1- 20"x30" foamboard
- 2 - white acrylic paint markers
- 1- pink acrylic paint marker
- 1- lime green acrylic paint marker
- Using the cut list plans as a guide, cut out the pieces needed out of cardboard and foamboard using the Xacto knife.
- Lay 1 of Pieces B to Piece A and glue 1 piece C to join them together. Lay the 2nd Piece B to Piece G and glue the 2nd piece C to join them together.
- Cut and trace the scallop template along the bottom edge of both E pieces. Once traced all along the bottom of piece E, cut out the scalloped edge.
- Using a pencil and scallop template, continue drawing on the scallops in a staggered pattern. Trace over the pencil lines with the white acrylic marker.
- With the tear drop and heart pattern, design and trace in pencil first the designs on all the walls and roof of the house. I used the only the tear drop and heart to make all the designs on the walls of the house. I free handed the designs in the scallops on the roof. Using the paint markers, go over all pencil lines.
Assembling the Gingerbread House:
- Lay the back piece of the house (combined pieces G and B) on a flat surface
- Glue sides of the house (pieces D) to the back of the house. Glue pieces H to each corner on the outside to reinforce the corners.
- Attach the front of the house in the same way, using pieces H to reinforce the corners.
- Glue the 2 roof panels to the top of the house. For extra support, glue piece F to join the 2 roof panels and close the gap in between them.
- For extra decor, attach the two letter I pieces to front of the house along the roof line.