We took advantage of the ice day and decorated our gingerbread house today. I am not one to make a house completely from scratch. We have always used a kit and hot glued the pieces together. It is so much simpler and enjoyable for us that way! Since we went gluten free earlier this year, we have really tried to keep gluten completely out of the house. It is easier that way and helps prevent any cross contamination issues.

Gluten Free Gingerbread House AlternativeI have yet to find a kit that uses gluten free gingerbread so we made a different kind of house this year. We made a log cabin from gluten free pretzel sticks. The roof is made out of gum. I had intended to buy white gum to make it look like snow but ended up with blue instead. It gives a fun, whimsical look. Both the pretzels, gum, gluten free cracker door are hot glued on to a recycled cardboard box.

Gluten Free Gingerbread House Alternative

Hannah decorated the house with icing, mini M&M’s, gum drops, Christmas candy corns, and marshmallow Peeps (for the snowman!). I would say that Olivia helped, but really she just helped by tasting the M&M’s and candy corn! She has already tried to climb up on the table to help herself to more. I am going to have to find a high place to display it this year!

Gluten Free Gingerbread House Alternative

Gluten Free Gingerbread House Alternative