Gingerbread House Without the Gingerbread
I was thinking...hummmmmm
Maybe I can use it to replace the gingerbread and decorate it with candy. Saves so much time, no baking, measuring, cutting or gluing!
It's not the ones you can eat but you can have a blast with the kids decorating them. With all the different birdhouses out there I bet you can make many different wonderful looking houses.
After your finished you can spray with a clear lacquer paint then coat with a liquid polyurethane lacquer.
Extras tips & ideas below
- old bird house
- candies to decorate with
- sturdy board to attach your house on
- white paint, brushes (or a used kitchen sponge)
- elmer's glue
- clear urethane spray, indoor/outdoor (i use minwax helmsman's brand)
- small can of brush on polyurethane fast drying /clear gloss
- ****you don't have to use the polyurethane, it just helps preserve it for next year and keeps the kiddies from eating it!
- ****you will need about 3/4 cup royal icing:
- 3/4 Tbsp
- meringue powder
- 1 c
- powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- warm water
The top was missing so I cut two pieces of cardboard and glued it on top.
<-----here is the board and house. They look pretty bad but not for long!
Glue the house in the position you want it.
Lucky for me the board I picked had a hole in it, made a tree there!
****You may want to paint your house brown to resemble gingerbread, but be sure to paint it white first so your colors are even.
(I used pretzel rods broke in pieces for a stack of wood)
Right here is where I stopped and will finish when the glue drys.
start adding your snow. If it seems too thick add drops of water until it works for what you want.