A Gingerbread Pinterest Board


Pinterest it seems is growing each and every day with new members. Pinterest is an online free community bulletin board where you get your own page and can pin photos virtually to your bulletin boards.  If you can think of a theme a color a subject then you can create a bulletin board to match and pin pictures you find online and pics of your own you upload. What’s cool about Pinterest is that your virtual boards start to get noticed by the Pinterest online community and they start to follow you and re-pin your pics onto their boards as well as “like” your pics by clicking the ‘like’ button and before you know it, you have a bunch of followers who like your boards and pictures and you too can like and re-pin their pics too onto your boards.

People are pinning holiday pics all day long and it is nearly Spring 2012. Well, being the Gingerbread fanatic I am, I have started my Gingerbread Pinterest board and am having so much fun. Do you all have a Gingerbread Pinterest board?

Etsy, the first place to look for Fun Gingerbread items!

We don’t have much in our Etsy store right now for our Gingerbread Fans… every time we start making fun things we end up sending as gifts. But, that doesn’t mean that there is many other fun items to be found on Etsy for the Gingerbread Fans amongst us. Here is a link to a search on the Etsy site, which results in over 12,000 items!! There are home made food items, fun hats, ornaments, houses, crafts, earrings, cups, towels, you name it!! We can spend days there… well, we do spend days there… so many creative people that enjoy Gingerbread!


Gingerbread Dog House for Your Dog

‘Tis the season to start making Gingerbread Houses and if you really want to try making something “different” then try making a gingerbread dog house in honor of your beloved dog!  I suppose if you search the internet you will find “dog freindly” ingredients to use if the gingerbread house you are making is for a dog to eat but, the ones we are showing you are intended for human consumption only. We actually found an article by the HoustonPress writing of an Annual Christmas Tail Gingerbread Dog House Competition and provided here are photos. Visit Annual Christmas Tail Gingerbread Dog House Competition for more.

2011 Gingerbread House Competition at The Grove Park Inn


Hi everyone, it’s time for famous yearly Gingerbread House competition at the Grove Park Inn. Below are the details from The Grove Park Inn. Hurry, get your entry in for the competition!! Visit The Grove Park Inn for details.


National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display
Nov 14, 2011 – Jan 1, 2012

Experience the enchantment of gingerbread.

Entries are now being accepted for our 2011 National Gingerbread House Competition!

Contestants from across the country will bring their culinary masterpieces to The Grove Park Inn this holiday season. Delight in the imagination shown in these sugar-and-spice creations, strolling through the competition display is a sure way to be swept up in the holiday spirit.

Several of this year’s entries will be featured on ABC’s Good Morning America on the morning of Friday, December 23rd!

Viewing is Nov. 16, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012

Oriental Trading Loves Gingerbread!

We have seen beads, a few ornament kits, and an occasional door hanging… but this year Oriental Trading has really stepped up the Gingerbread fun! They have 3D Gingerbread house kits and stickers and photo frames and more ornaments and more beads and mugs and… well, over 108 items to choose from. Here is a link directly to their site with the Gingerbread stuff already searched for and pulled together.

This used to be the place we would try and get the Gingerbread Holiday light strings, but every year they would run out.

Using a Gingerbread ornament as a pattern for a full size kids play house

I was over on Instructables today. They have a variety of fun Gingerbread cookies and houses that people show how they did the assembly. It’s a great place to see folks being very creative. They are creative both in design and materials used.

Just recently, a post appeared where an individual made a full size kids play house, using a Gingerbread House ornament as the starting point. The group of pictures outlining the steps from ornament to play house make it look easy enough to give it a try. It might be a good idea to draw the little ornament on a piece of grid paper and then redraw on a large grid… or use the company copy machine in magnify mode to bump the little ornament to the size kids will fit in. Most important, it looks like a lot of fun for us… and the kids.



Make a Gingerbread Man Quilted Ornament

Now is the time to start working on those Christmas crafts. We all know that ornaments are one of those Christmas decorations that never ever go out od style and Christmas is the time when hand made items are so cherished and desired. For those of you that are Gingerbread lovers and collectors and have family and friends that are too, here is a project for making quilted gingerbread man ornaments that will surely make excellent gifts and decorations for many years to come. You can find the instructions to make these Quilted Ornaments here.

Vintage Teacup Gingerbread House Worlds

Here is a great way to use up your dinged and chipped teacups and what a better way to recycle and repurpose your vintage and flea market teacups. You can create your own Gingerbread Christmas scene or as Mimi Kirchner, the individual that created the ones pictured here calls them “Gingerbread House Tiny Worlds”.  I could not find a pattern (so these might not be simple to create) but someone with some crafting and sewing skills could probably make one in a couple hours. Just think, a Gingerbread House Tiny World in a heirloom vintage teacup would make such a thoughtful handmade Christmas gift and would make an amazing hostess gift especially if you know the hostess’s china pattern of choice and create a Gingerbread Tiny World for her in that her own china pattern. Charming and sweet!!