Sunday, December 5, 2021

Custom Christmas Gingerbread Bakery Dollhouse Build

 Let's get into a little Christmas spirit! I'm going to show you how I make gingerbread dollhouses. Start to finish. This is going to be a gingerbread bakery.  This is a commission for Darby. Thanks Darby! 

The toughest part may be shopping for the items. Lots of things are already out of stock in stores. But everything can be made from scratch with air dry clay. And I have seen lots of stuff still available online. 

My first step is getting my house design on wood. I use tempered hardboard. I like that material because it doesn't warp. It's 1/8" thick and comes in sheets 2' x 4'. I get mine from Home Depot.

After I draw out my design I cut it out with a scroll saw.

Now it's time to glue the house together. I start by using hot glue. Use a professional hot glue gun. It gets hotter. The seams are indestructible with this stuff. But for added security I use wood glue in the seams.  

The next thing to do is your floors. I use popsicle sticks glued in place. The ceiling also gets covered with wood slats. These are clapboard siding. 

That's it for now. Come back to see the next part of this build!


  1. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing the next installment. So enjoyable.

  2. This is so wonderful, I cannot wait to see it from start to finish. Is it possible for you to share the measurements as well?

  3. Genial!!! Seguiré viendo el resto.

  4. Hi Caroline,
    You've got a good start here, can't wait to see the finished product, cause I know it will be wonderful as always. Hope this finds you and your family doing well.
    Any Christmas trips planned for this year? or are yall staying home? Whatever you do hope you have a Fun and Wonderful Chrismas Season celebrating the Lord Birthday. I am singing the Halleleujah chorus cause I just finished my decorating and packed away the last box........can you hear me sining!! lol
    Love and Blessings hon,