DIY Gingerbread House Kit & Free Gingerbread People Printable Gift Tags

CB-sponsored-post-white-400Make Your Own Gingerbread House Kit with Free Printable Gingerbread People Gift Tags #shopI love giving handmade gifts for Christmas!  There is just something special about receiving a gift that someone took the time to make for you.  So, each year, Kate and I make our list of people that are special to us, and try to make them a little something.  This Christmas, one of the things we have decided to make are handmade Gingerbread House Kits with Gingerbread M&Ms, and we made some cute Gingerbread People Gift Tags to go along with them!

Gingerbread House Kit #shopWe started by buying our supplies.  M&M’s has a new flavor, Gingerbread, which is available exclusively at Walmart!  We just knew these would be perfect for our gingerbread house kits.  I mean, what could be more perfect than that?  M&M’s has so many new options, and this may be my new favorite!  We also grabbed some graham crackers for the structure, a couple of different icing options to use as the glue and decor, and a red tin to pack the kit in.

Easy Gingerbread House Kit #shopSee how cute it is all packed in the tin?  You could add some other goodies if you like, or maybe an instruction sheet!

DIY Gingerbread House Kit #shopI had to promise Kate that she could make her own kit and try it out.

DIY Easy Gingerbread House Kit #shopShe had a blast putting her mini gingerbread house together, and pinkie swore that she only ate a few M&M’s.  Yeah, right!

Put together a Gingerbread House Kit #shopShe used the thicker icing to “glue” the graham cracker walls together and build the roof.

Handmade Gingerbread House Kit with Free Gingerbread People Printable Gift Tags #shopAnd…she embellished the roof line and decorated the house with the Gingerbread M&M’s!

 We decided to make some cute Gingerbread People Gift Tags to finish off our kits, and we want to share them with you!

You may download and print yours by clicking —–> HERE!

Gingerbread People Printable Tags #shopWe printed our tags, cut them out, then taped one to our kit.

Make a Gingerbread House Kit #shopThis is a super easy and fun handmade gift that would be perfect for any child!

If you need some festive holiday decorating ideas check out these fun Gingerbread M&M’s crafts.  If you have some creative ideas of your own, participate in the Gingerbread M&M’s Instagram contest to win a great prize!

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Between now and December 20th, upload an original image to Instagram with inspirational ideas and creations using Gingerbread M&M’s to decorate and craft during the holidays, caption that image with the hashtag #HolidayMM and share on Twitter for an entry!

Gingerbread M&Ms Instagram Contest RulesThat’s not all folks!  There is also a fabulous $1 off coupon…you can get yours by clicking the photo below!

Gingerbread coupon  #shopSo…will you be creating any handmade gifts this year?  I would love to hear about them!

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Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
Jessica

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A crafty mom all about keepin' it real...
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