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Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

While checking out at the store the other day the boys asked to buy some gum (as always) which sparked an idea. So we picked up some Wrigley’s Extra Gum in polar ice, spearmint and peppermint.

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

I always love making gingerbread houses but wanted to make something a bit different this year. So I gathered my supplies and assembled my houses. You can use storebought houses or cut out your own from homemade gingerbread OR just use graham crackers.

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

Since I like my houses to last more than a few days I like to use a secret weapon.

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

A glue gun. Yep I want my houses to stay standing! Next started my bright idea – gum stick siding! When the boys finally saw what I was doing they were impressed. Start from the bottom and work your way up.

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

All the little touches were added on later and given plenty of time to dry (with the icing). I used the gum for siding, roofing, bricks, doors and shutters. You can get a clean line by cutting it wtih scissors.

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

A bonus is your hands smell good from all the minty flavors!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

I mean, how cute is this?!

Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

For a final touch, I fashioned a couple little trees out of the gum wrappers. If you’re like us and ALWAYS have tons of gum stocking stuffers this would be a fun project to do after the holidays as well to use up leftover candy!

Do you make gingerbread houses as a part of your holiday traditions?
Gingerbread houses made with gum siding and accents. Such a fun idea and it looks pretty easy too!

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Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

7 Comments

  1. Wow! This is incredible! What a creative idea, everything looks perfect! Loved looking at all of your fabulous photos too 😉

  2. This is AMAZING! So creative and the perfect use of Extra Gum!! #client

  3. Sarah Mock Reply

    Oh my gosh I love this!!! So pinning this on Pinterest for next year!

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