Tips and advice for how to decorate an IKEA Gingerbread House kit. Such a fun and easy festive activity, here’s how to make yours look really special!
As always at this time of year, I spend months planning Christmas food and then, before I know it the big day is right there in front of me. I really need to up my game to eat my full quota of mince pies in time for next Thursday..
So, did you see BrummyMummyof2 and I undertaking the Gingerbread House Challenge this week? Suffice to say, an RE teacher is no match for a baker, mwahaha! (You can watch it here: Christmas Gingerbread House Challenge.)
I thought I’d make another little video of me decorating an IKEA Gingerbread house this year. I hope it’s useful if you’re planning on decorating an IKEA Ginger bread house kit. They are so easy and fun! Such a great activity for a rainy and cold Christmas fun afternoon activity. We always include this in our list of must do together advent activities.
This video includes which is the best icing to use for an IKEA Ginger bread house kit, how to put it together and how to decorate it. I hope it’s useful.
What you need to decorate your IKEA Gingerbread house:
Decorate an IKEA Gingerbread House Kit
- An IKEA Gingerbread House kit
- Royal icing made according to pack instructions
- White chocolate buttons
- Wine gums
- Chocolate mint thins
- Follow my video and go crazy with your own decorations!
What I used to decorate the IKEA Gingerbread House kit:
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Your gingerbread house looks great! Using white chocolate as tiles is such a brilliant idea. x
Life at the Little Wood says
We are Gingerbread house decorating later today Sarah. I’m totally taking tips here! Yours is gorgeous – a total work of art! 🙂 xx
Rebecca U says
I can’t get the inLinkz to work? Maybe it is my slow internet. My link is: http://aaublog.com/2014/12/16/snickerdoodle-cookies/
The gingerbread house looks great. I’m hoping to decorate one with the kids, on Christmas Eve
Potty Mouthed Mummy says
Gosh yours looks amazing, massive icing envy!!! This has been a really fab linky lovely, really enjoyed it! xxx
Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) says
Love your gingerbread house! We haven’t decorated ours yet – I’m hanging on as I think it will be a great post-Christmas-bored-with-our-presents activity that they whole family can get stuck into! Thanks for hosting and hope you have a magical Christmas x
De Tout Coeur Limousin says
Looking forward to more festive inspiration. Some lovely recipes so far too 🙂
Love your gingerbread house, it looks brilliant. I keep thinking about making one, I really should get on and do it.
Ciara (My Fussy Eater) says
Your gingerbread house looks great! I didn’t know Ikea did those kits. Must pick one up!
Lily Lau says
Woah, but if gingerbread houses are so well decorated it’ll be a pity to eat them! I’d save mine in a glass box to see it and be proud, haha!
Fiver Feeds says
Lovely decoration, it looks great!
Ian @ bubbleless says
Awesome, I made a gingerbread house for a friends wedding. Might have changed the design if I had seen yours before 🙂