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Easy-to-Build Pixie Gingerbread House: Perfect for Beginners!

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Gingerbread Architect: Gingerbread-By-Design/Loreta Wilson

Gingerbread Designer: Loreta Wilson

 

Pixie Gingerbread House

The Pixie Gingerbread House was created as a fun, simple house to decorate and then donated to the Eugene Oregon Festival of Trees. This is an excellent gingerbread house for beginners - it's easy to build and plenty of room for fun decorations on the roof and walls. The approximate footprint/size of this house is 6 1/2" wide x 5" deep x 8" tall.


The walls are large enough that the front door can easily be placed on the side-gable wall or the front-gable wall.

This template does not include any indication for doors or windows, leaving all creativity to the builder. Graham crackers are the perfect building material for the addition of a porch or porch roof!


 

Gingerbread House Architectural Style

The Architectural inspiration for this gingerbread house is the Folk Side-Gabled Traditional style home, with a normal pitched open gable roof, and a chimney on the roof ridge.


This style of home flourished across America with the expansion of the railroads. Original folk houses built with logs, sod, or heavy frames were being abandoned for folk houses constructed with wood braced frames covered with wood sheathing.

 

Gingerbread House Special Design Elements

How-To instructions for special design elements can be found on the Gingerbread-By-Design Blog. Consider these special elements when decorating this gingerbread house!

 

Gingerbread House Decorating Candy

Doesn't everybody have a box of left-over candy stored in their closet, at all times? I'm always scoping-out the perfect candy for my next gingerbread creation!


Below is a list of small candies that are perfect for the Pixie gingerbread house:

  • Gum Drops

  • M&M’s

  • Hershey Kisses

  • Small Candy Canes

  • Sprinkles

  • Peppermints

  • Sweet Tarts

  • Red/Green Sour Tape

  • Chocolate Pretzels

  • Licorice

  • Cereal

  • Chocolate Bars

  • Mini Cookies

  • Tootsie Rolls·

  • Necco Wafers

  • Jelly Beans

  • Mini-Marshmallows

  • Red Hots

  • Smarties

  • Skittles

  • Teddy Grahams

 

Gingerbread House Templates

Download e-Template

Download the FREE e-Template to your electronic device, print on your printer, cut-out the template pieces, cut your pieces from gingerbread dough, bake, and assemble per the instructions provided. All templates are full-size and ready to use. No enlarging required.

Pre-Printed and Shipped Template

Pre-printed templates are also available. These templates are pre-printed for you to then cut-out the template pieces, cut your pieces from gingerbread dough, bake, and assemble per the instructions provided. The pre-printed template packet includes:

  • Template printed on 67lb card stock

  • Supply and Candy List

  • Recipes, including number of batches needed

  • Rolling, Cutting, and Baking instructions

  • Assembly instructions with step-by-step pictures

  • Decorating suggestions, including design elements utilized

  • Ziplock storage bag to store your templates

All templates are full-size and ready to use. No enlarging required.

 

Gingerbread-By-Design provides The Best Gingerbread Templates! View the entire collection here!

 

Gingerbread House Pictures

More pictures of the Pixie gingerbread house are available at these locations:

Did you make the Pixie gingerbread house and want to share your pictures? Click here to upload your pictures to be added to the Gingerbread-By-Design Photo Album!

 

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