8 DIY Gingerbread Houses and Add-ons That Are Anything But Traditional

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Now that the winter solstice is officially here, we can kiss those extra hours of daylight goodbye. And what better way to embrace these long December nights than with a crafty little DIY gingerbread house project? Sure, you could go the timeless edible house route, opting for the traditional lone A-frame gumdrop model — OR you could channel your inner Martha and accentuate your merry mansion with some creative holiday landscaping. So as you plan your gingerbread blueprints this year, consider a few of these non-traditional designs and festive add-ons. From snow to trees to size, these DIY gingerbread creations will be sure to keep you busy during the long winter nights.

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