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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Magical Christmas Ideas

It's that time of year again where I come up with approximately one thousand magical Christmas ideas that I want to accomplish before the twenty-fifth day of December. Well, this year I thought if would be fun to put a little twist on our tradition of making gingerbread houses, and instead, make one large enough that the kids could play in it. And guess what guys? It wasn't that crazy difficult and actually turned out to be a lot of fun. The kids have also been playing in it everyday since we made it!

Lucy Darling Christmas Ideas

Christmas Ideas Lucy DarlingI bought a simple cardboard playhouse (you can buy here) that had a brown interior, so all I had to do was put it together inside out basically.

I cut two triangles to make an awning and hot glued them onto the box and made a simple window out of paper.

Then I used some white paper tape (you can buy here) to add some details to the edges. Christmas Candy Cane Lucy DarlingI criss-crossed the roof to make it look like frosting and I stuck two pieces together along the awning to make the snow. Then, I made it look a little extra fancy by cutting a wave pattern into it.

Finally, we added our candy pom poms and candy canes (you can buy here) with our trusty glue gun. I also used our chalk marker (you can buy here) to draw a few extra embellishments around the windows.

Ta da!! A magical gingerbread house everyone can enjoy for the holidays! Tag us if you make one, we would love to see it!

Lucy Darling Christmas Ideas House

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