December 3, 2011

Revisiting the Gingerbread Dollhouse

While I was unpacking the Christmas decorations this week, I came across the gingerbread doll house that I made for Josie last Christmas and thought it was worth sharing the tutorial again.

Target currently is selling a Christmas version of the Lalaloopsy doll. She's the perfect size for this gingerbread dollhouse.

The gingerbread house is made out of a wooden CD holder that are available from Michael's. If you can't find these CD holders, any wooden or cardboard structure would be a fine substitute.

By the way, the plastic candy embellishments are currently on clearance right now at Michael's and Hobby Lobby.

Gingerbread Dollhouse Supplies:

Brown paint (I used spray paint to speed up the drying process)
Wooden house cd holder
Plastic candies and miniature embellishments
Pipe cleaners, trim and lace
White glue and brush
Fine white glitter
Glue gun
Scrapbooking paper

Step 1. Spray paint your house brown and let dry.

Step 2. Using a brush, coat your roof with glue and cover with scrapbooking paper. You could also cover the roof with white polyfil for snow if you didn't want to use scrapbooking paper.

Step 3. Using your glue gun, add line a glue around the edge of the roof and add pipe cleaners for trim. I used clothes pins to keep the pipe cleaners in place as it was drying.

Step 4. Add plastic candy embellishments with glue gun, brush with a light coating of white glue (diluted with water) and dust with fine glitter.

Step 5. Hot glue lace on the interior windows for curtains.

Step 6. Fill with little characters, a bottle brush tree, some miniature packages, and have fun playing!

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!


vivian said...

adorable! lol... I just bought MYSELF that little lalaloopsy christmas doll! I'll be thinking of you this weekend!

Lee said...

Still so cute!
Thanks for sharing-hope you have a good weekend!

Corey Moortgat said...

What a cute idea- I'm going to show it to my boys and see if they want to make one!

Wait until you see my Christmas dollhouse (not one I made, like you, but one I decorated this year!)

Jodi said...

sooo cute! I really need to do this with my girls! thanks for sharing! Praying for y'all - feel free to holla' if you need to chat!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

This is so freakin cute I just wanna crawl through this computer and slap you!

My Vintage Mending said...

So cute...I think I need to just come and watch you craft. Sort of soak up all the ideas via osmosis...This is just darling...Smiles...Renee

Cheryl G. said...

That is so adorable and sweet!
I think all gingerbread dollhouses need a little girl super hero to watch over it!
So cute!

Heather said...

I just love gingerbread houses, and this one is especially cute!!

birdie blue said...

didn't that turn out darling, kim. you're so creative and talented, my friend.


Janet said...

Your gingerbread dollhouse is so adorable! I just love all the little details you added!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Those candy embellishments are a such a sweet addition. I have never heard of the Lalaloopsy doll - she is adorable and fits the house so well. This is a wonderful Advent / Christmas gift.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I think I might actually try this for my girls ... how'd you cut the windows? They are so CUTE ... but is it difficult?

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GardenofDaisies said...

SOOOO sweet! I LOVE dollhouses and gingerbread! So how perfect is a gingerbread dollhouse? Super duper cute!

Life in Rehab said...

This might satisfy my mom's craving for something traditional amongst all of our weird decorations.

Kerstin said...

Oh WOW...this is wonderful...where are you buy this wonderful plastic christmascandy??? We don´t this in germany...but my sister live in the USA...???
Have a wonderful christmastime
Kerstin from Germany

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Just precious and something that your sweet girls will remember making!


Kimberly Evermore said...

This is really awesome! I am hoping Michaels brings these back in store so I can make one for my little one. Thanks for sharing!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is SO cute! I love it!