Just like setting up a Christmas tree for the holidays, making gingerbread houses is also considered a tradition for a lot of families. They dedicate time to bake the dough, make the icing, and assemble their gingerbread houses before putting them on display.
Unfortunately, making gingerbread houses isn’t that easy. It requires patience, skills, and creativity. You need ideas, too.
Now, to help you with that, here are 75 of the most beautiful gingerbread houses you can use as inspiration when making your own.
1. Festive gingerbread house
This is a fun gingerbread house. The roof is lined with small and big candy balls. Plus, there’s a gingerbread man to greet you at the front door!
I love the details of each house. Instead of designing them the same way, each house was given a different character. They even got matching stairs!
3. The white gingerbread house
The fun thing about gingerbread houses is that there are no rules when it comes to colors. You can go as vibrant as you like or as plain as this one. Now, even though this gingerbread house only uses one color, it doesn’t make it dull or boring. The white icing actually made it look cute and elegant.
4. Imperfectly perfect
Don’t feel down just because your gingerbread house isn’t perfect. You see, being imperfect is what makes a gingerbread house unique and special. Just take a look at this one. It’s not perfect but it’s awesome!
5. Great details
The details of this house are nothing short of amusing. Just take a look at the pattern on the roof!
6. Very detailed
This is one of the most detailed gingerbread houses around. You can see smoke coming out of the chimney. You can even see a deer waiting patiently outside.
Having allergies to gluten isn’t an excuse to not make your own gingerbread house. This one here was made without gluten. Honestly, it doesn’t look any different from other gingerbread houses.
8. Not a gingerbread house
Technically, this isn’t a house. It’s a gingerbread carousel and it looks super pretty. Every home needs to get one!
9. A very detailed house
At first, you might think that this is just a simple gingerbread house. However, once you take a closer look at it, you’d realize that it took more work than your regular gingerbread house. The details on the roof were meticulously done. Even the design on the chimney and the exterior walls are spot on!
10. A rainbow on the roof
The Christmas season is filled with hope and joy. That’s exactly the vibe I’m getting from this gingerbread house. The rainbow and snowflakes on the roof reflect the Christmas spirit!
11. The gingerbread castle
Why make a house when you can make a castle? This one looks like it’s been taken out of a fairy tale book.
12. For the neighbors
Gingerbread houses aren’t just great to use as decors for Christmas day. They’re also great to use as gifts!
13. Gingerbread house in a jar
This house is a bit unique. It’s so small that it can fit inside a mason jar. It’s mesmerizing to look at.
14. Just proud
Making gingerbread houses is a fun activity for the kids. It’s also one way to boost their confidence and enthusiasm to do DIY projects. Take it from this boy and his colorful gingerbread house.
15. Complete gingerbread house
What’s not to love about this house? It’s colorful and it has a heart. It even has its own Christmas tree and snowman.
16. The extra effect
The gingerbread men look too happy with their house. Well, who wouldn’t feel that way? The gingerbread house is colorful and well-decorated. It even lights up!
17. A gingerbread castle
This person felt the need to go out of her comfort zone and made this gingerbread castle. Looking at how it turned out, it’s safe to say that all her hard work paid off.
18. Merry and bright
This gingerbread house radiates fun, joy, and positive vibes. The colors used were perfect. Even the extra details are on-point. Just take a look at that Christmas tree!
19. A yummy gingerbread construction
With chocolate tiled roof and fondant decor, this certainly looks like a yummy gingerbread house. You’d be torn between dreaming of living in it and actually eating the entire house.
20. A first try
This is too good for someone who’s making a gingerbread house for the first time. The fact that she made it from scratch is amazing. Just see those intricate details!
Not a fan of icing and candles? No need to stress out. You can still make a gingerbread house with pretzels!
22. No candies
You don’t really need candies to make gingerbread houses. Sometimes, having icing is enough. You can use it to outline your gingerbread house and add the details, like this one.
23. A product of hard work
From missing the baking paper to burning parts of this house, the amount of work done just to complete this gingerbread house is unbelievable. However, believe it or not, the mistakes made the process so much fun. It was all worth it.
24. A gingerbread village
What’s better than a gingerbread house? A gingerbread village!
25. Stained glass windows
This is a gingerbread house of dreams. It’s complete with stained glass windows and a chimney.
26. The gummy bears in the front yard
This house is so nice. Apart from the candies on the roof, it also has gummy bears lining the front yard.
27. A sweet castle
Making a gingerbread house is like designing your own home. You do what you feel is comfortable for you. This sweet gingerbread house is an excellent example.
28. Different but sweet
Well, this isn’t a real gingerbread house. It’s made with chocolate bars which means it’s a chocolate house. If you’re looking for something unique to add to your Christmas table setup, consider making one like this. It’s nice to be different from time to time.
29. The family’s gingerbread house
Clearly, this was a project the entire family enjoyed making. There’s a gingerbread man to represent each member of the family.
30. Beyond traditional
Tired of traditional gingerbread houses? Well, consider making something similar to this. It’s not as bright and colorful as other houses but it looks amazing. In fact, it’s a show stopper. Your guests wouldn’t be able to stop talking about it.
31. Christmas decoration
Gingerbread houses are excellent Christmas decorations. You can set them up anywhere around your house. You can even put one next to your Christmas tree!
32. Very detailed
This is one of the most detailed gingerbread houses I’ve seen. I wonder how many hours was spent decorating it. For sure, it wasn’t that easy.
33. Celebrating the holidays
This gingerbread house speaks a lot about the holidays. It’s festive, fun, and bright. That’s how we should all spend Christmas, particularly during these trying times.
34. On a cake
If you don’t want to feature a big gingerbread house on your table for Christmas, then consider making a cake. You can just put a tiny gingerbread house on top of it to achieve the same effect.
35. The horse and the gingerbread house
Most gingerbread houses come with reindeer. This one is a bit different because it features a horse. Considering that, it’s probably more like a barn than a house.
Not having great piping skills shouldn’t stop you from making a really beautiful gingerbread house. You can use marshmallows instead of icing and you’ll still get the same awesome results.
37. Beyond perfection
At first glance, you’d think that this gingerbread house isn’t real. With those lovely colors, it looks more like a toy set than an actual gingerbread house. Such awesome skills!
38. A sweet Christmas
Christmas is indeed sweet when you have a gingerbread house as colorful as this one. It’s colorful and very festive.
39. 3-year-old vs 5-year-old
One of these gingerbread houses was made by a 3-year-old kid. The other was made by a 5-year-old child. Both kids certainly showed intense concentration in making these gingerbread treats.