I recently made these Mini Gingerbread Houses and created a little village with them. If you’re worried about making them, they are not complicated, and you can make quite a few since they’re small. Create a little snowy village with them and add some mini twinkle lights.
These cute mug topper gingerbread houses are fun to add to your holiday decorating! Get inspired by this fun home decor DIY.
I love everything and anything that has something to do with gingerbread. If you’re the same as me, then make sure to check out some past posts of mine that include cute Christmas desserts, mug toppers, and more!
- Gingerbread House Mug Topper Cookies
- Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board Ideas
- Hanging Mug Topper Cookies
Mini Gingerbread Houses
Earlier this year, I created the cutest mug toppers using gingerbread, which is perfect for the holidays! Nothing is better than a warm cup of coffee, cocoa, or tea in a mug with one of these mini gingerbread houses on the rim. It’s almost like it makes your beverage taste better 😉
If you want to learn how to make these mug toppers out of gingerbread, check out the Gingerbread House Mug Topper Recipe for more details. You can find the recipe down below.
The key to making these mini-gingerbread houses was to order and receive the cookie cutters. That was half the battle!
Once I had the cookie cutters, I was inspired to make and bake the houses!
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they were to make. The key to simplicity is to keep the piping minimal and rely more on cute candies to attach to the houses!
Ways to Display Them
Cozy up your holiday home with these adorable mini-gingerbread houses! Let’s take a look at a few fun ways to display them!
Place Them On Cakestands
You can style these adorable gingerbread structures in different ways, but the easiest is placing them on cakestands!
Once you have styled these houses on your favorite stand, place them anywhere in your home to create that winter wonderland look.
Place Them In Big Jars
Another fun way to style these houses is to place them in big jars with fake snow or sugar, bottle brush trees, and more!
Here is one of my favorite posts from Better Homes and Garden that helped inspire me to create my gingerbread DIY.
I have always been obsessed with the winter forest look with cute animals and items, so I wasn’t surprised this creation caught my eye!
Place Them on Cakes
Here is my favorite way to decorate with these gingerbread houses on a cake! Whatever cake you bake (or buy), place these precious structures on top, and wallah!
This photo above is from Family Food and Garden. I chose this post because it screamed Christmas to me and looks delicious!
Enjoy the display or savor a slice or two with loved ones. These houses will look (and taste) like the holidays are here.
Christmas Tree Ornaments
Next, we can turn these mini houses into Christmas ornaments for your tree!
I didn’t think this was possible until Ikea proved me wrong now I am 100% obsessed with their look.
Try something new this season and create tree decorations, such as these mini gingerbread houses and hang them high for all to admire this festive season.
Place Them in Apothecary Jars
Lastly, place these gorgeous gingerbread homes in beautiful apothecary jars! I have an unhealthy amount of jars like these, but they always come in handy for certain situations like this one.
This post is from a dear friend of mine, Lucy, from Craftberry Bush, and is all about capturing the winter scene in your home with just a few items.
Check out her post, the Holiday Housewalk Tour, to gain Christmas decor inspiration, among other seasonal ideas!
Gingerbread House Recipe
- ¼ cup shortening
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ tbsp vinegar
- ½ egg whisk an egg and measure out ⅛ cup
- 1½ cups sifted flour sift the flour first and then measure
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ⅛ tsp salt
- Combine shortening, sugar, molasses, and vinegar in a medium-sized pot.
- Place on the stove and bring the sugar mixture to a boil. Remove from stove and let cool.
- Add egg to the cooled ingredients.
- Sift dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture.
- Mix well. Chill for at least 30-40 minutes or more.
- Roll out the dough on floured parchment paper. I rolled it ⅙" thickness.
- Gently transfer the dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for six minutes.
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Who doesn’t have Christmas on their mind? With the trees already up in stores, ornaments galore on the shelf, and holiday music blaring through shop speakers, it’s hard not to think about the season.
Whether you’ve already planned your festive look or haven’t even listed to Mariah Carey yet, don’t worry.
There is no rush!
This post is here to help inspire you and others to get into the swing of the holiday season so take the time to create these adorable mini gingerbread houses before you’re slumped with Christmas shopping and decorating!