The Most Creative Gingerbread Decor Ideas!

Get ready to see the most original gingerbread decor ideas to brighten up your Christmas! I have been been on a mission to find the most creative gingerbread decor ideas! I’m not talking about gingerbread cookie house decorating, I’m talking about unique and chic ideas to dress up your house in gingerbread style!

I think my love of gingerbread houses started when I was a kid. I would drag a kitchen chair over to the refrigerator and climb up so I could reach into my now vintage gingerbread house cookie jar for a treat.

DIY Wood Gingerbread Houses

My Sweet Savannah took ceramic houses commonly found at thrift stores and turned them into the sweetest little gingerbread village. Can you believe the snow is actually hot glue?!

DIY Hot Glue Ceramic Gingerbread Village

DIY gingerbread village

Jen from Tatertots and Jello whipped up the cutest gingerbread house wreath and it looks so cute surrounded by little gingerbread houses in her kitchen.

DIY Gingerbread House Wreath

DIY Gingerbread house wreath

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Pottery Barn has outdone themselves this year with the cutest gingerbread plates, mugs, cookie jars, tablecloths, napkins, ornaments and more HERE.

I turned these plain wood houses into the world’s cutest gingerbread houses! Find the how to make them as well as the best places to find plain wood houses at the link below.

DIY Gingerbread Houses Here

See how to make these adorable wood gingerbread houses

My friend Julia at Cuckoo 4 Design shares templates and instructions for making these adorable cardboard gingerbread ornaments. There are so many creative ways to use these including a garland, tucked into a tree (see Julia’s tree in the pic at the beginning of this post), gift tags, she even made some that can stand on their own!

DIY Cardboard Gingerbread Ornaments

How to make cardboard gingerbread ornaments
Creative Gingerbread Decor Ideas - love these DIY gingerbread ornaments and paper bag snowflakes

My friend Jen Rizzo is an amazing artist and she created these free gorgeous watercolor gingerbread houses that can be printed at home and turned into a cute garland, ornaments, place settings, or gift tags!

Free Watercolor Gingerbread House Printables

Free Printable - love this watercolor gingerbread house printable to use as banner, ornaments, gift tags and more

Sandra at Old Silver Shed drew templates on cardboard then had a friend bake these adorable gingerbread birdhouses to surprise her bird loving nephew. They pair perfectly with her collection of wooden hearts.

Gingerbread Birdhouses

Love these gingerbread birdhouses on this Christmas bannister

Everything looks better under a cloches including this cute collection of little wood gingerbread houses found by Fishtail Cottage.

Gingerbread Houses Cloche

Gingerbread houses under a cloche

If you’re not a fan of baking, you can whip up these salt dough gingerbread cookies to use for decorating and Whiskey and Whit shares her simple recipe with great tips for making sure they look like the real thing.

How cute would these ornaments be strung from a tabletop tree in the kitchen!

Salt Dough Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

How to make fake gingerbread cookie dough using salt dough - these look just like the real thing and are perfect for home decor

Need creative gift wrap ideas? Look no further than this trio of cute gingerbread look-alikes from the Ginger Home to make your gifts stand out. I love the little pom-pom detail on this little gingerbread house gift box!

Gingerbread Gift Wrap Ideas

Love these fun and creative gingerbread gift wrap ideas

How fun is this gingerbread table setting from Jen at Tatertots and Jello! I love that some of the plates have a bite taken out of the leg! This is such a fun idea for a girls night in, a kids party or even a Christmas breakfast.

Gingerbread Table

How fun is this Christmas gingerbread table setting

I love the idea of hosting a gingerbread house decorating party and this one from Paper n Stitch Blog takes it up by using colorful cereal to adorn these cute little houses.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party with Cereal

Throw a gingerbread house decorating party and use colorful cereal to decorate them

Can you believe I used this gingerbread house doormat as the focal point of my Christmas mantel?

I surrounded it with my DIY wood gingerbread houses to create the cutest little gingerbread village in the land.

See More of My Gingerbread Village Christmas Mantel Here

Stunning gingerbread house Christmas mantel - I love the antique chalkboard, light up snowflake and handmade wood houses

Here’s my childhood gingerbread house cookie jar that I’m happy to still have!

Creative Gingerbread Decorating Ideas - love this vintage gingerbread house cookie jar

I am taking my love of gingerbread decorating even farther and can’t wait to show you my dining room decked out in a gingerbread theme (sneak peek – I’ll be using these gingerbread dish towels as napkins)!

Until then, have fun exploring my decked out Christmas home and more of my decorating ideas …

Tour My Christmas Home Here 

More Christmas Ideas Here

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  1. I can’t wait to see! I just got that towel set from my best friend for my birthday! Your post made realize how much I like gingerbread houses, but unfortunately I don’t own one. Might have to change that, lol.

  2. You did an excellent job decorating you fireplace mantel, so cute can’t wait to see the dining room. Gingerbread houses are so cute.

  3. Thank you for the fun and festive gingerbread theme ideas! Love the mantels and decor on stairway! The fireplace with chalkboard above is creative snd your wall color looks like gingerbread too. What is that paint color?

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