Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Custom Gingerbread Dollhouse

It's 108 degrees outside. It's the perfect time for a Christmas project. And Deb, one of my Etsy customers and new owner of the 1920s dollhouse, contacted me about doing a gingerbread dollhouse.
First, I went shopping for fake candy, glitter that looks like sugar and snow(SnowTex). Then I doodled a little plan.
Very technical!!! 
This house is going to be a custom. I used the Primrose kit by Greenleaf. I use these kits to start with because they help me stay square and I have yet to find this type of thin wood in a store. The one I have found is thicker and hard to cut.
I  flipped the house around. So the side is now the front. I cut out a new door and windows.

This used to be the front. I had to close up the front door.

I made a new back section to support the roof.

I'm going to leave this wall off so I can work inside the house. This wall will eventually have a fireplace on it.

I plastered the inside. The walls will all have a different finish to look whimsical and very, very cozy.


  1. Estou desejosa de ver o que vai sair dai!

  2. another masterpiece in the making!! :D Linda x

  3. Now THIS one is going to be interesting! Love watching you wave your magic wand over the assorted bits and bobs, to create your masterpieces.

  4. oh man, i can't w8 to see this one!!

  5. Gingerbread house!!!! Wow, can't wait to see the finished project! ♥

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  6. I love gingerbread houses. They always put me in a nostalgic frame of mind. Hansel and Gretel was my favourite fairytale as a child. My father was the one who introduced my brother and I to fairy tales. He enjoyed recounting the bedtime stories as much as we enjoyed listening to him. woulLooking forward to the process and all the yummy looking candies and cookies.

  7. How exciting! I love watching you work, Caroline! Your projects are always so much fun!

  8. Me encantan tus ideas para tu nuevo proyecto.
    Estoy deseando ver los avances.
    Feliz fin de semana
    besitos ascension

  9. I love this! It's so interesting to see how you start a project!