Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12 days of bloggy christmas/day 9: christmas gingerbread birdhouses on stands

hey are you ready for day 9?!
let's continue on with the 

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brought to you courtesy of all 4 blogs above thanks to the efforts of 
KRISTA from A Handful of Everything!

 here we go!
are you a gingerbread house maker?
do you mix the dough, 
roll it,
cut the house shapes up,
allow them to cool?
frost them together to make the house?
go to the store to get gumdrops, candy canes, peppermints, sprinkles, chocolate, sixlets,
etc etc etc.,
then display it for all to see?

then shoo all children away from it, 
young and old,
telling them santa will add them to the naughty list if he sees them anywhere near the house nibbling on the roof?

then on december 26th, what do you do?
throw it away?

oh the horror of it all!
all those hours and hours of work down the tube.

believe me, been there.
done that.

but i wanna keep those suckers!
it's SO beautiful to throw away but lordy knows you can't keep an edible house without having the mold come by for a permanent visit!

so what to do!?!?

do the following.
when i saw the birdhouses on stands at jo ann fabric's, 
they screamed gingerbread houses to me.

so i went to town.

christmas target straws=permanent non-molding candy canes
gotta LOOOOVE that E-6000!

it adheres the candies super easily, gives you leeway to fix the candies, and dries clear.
so don't use the hot glue gun unless you want third degree burns when you go to glue the sprinkles...

i got the snow drape from dollar tree.

ready for house #1?

i gotta add "new camera" on that christmas wish list...
and now for house #2.

and finally, house #3.

houses i can stare at and keep til eternity or when i am a starving artist and need food and don't care if it's glue covered or not.

and hey look!
it's snowing!

hey wait a sec, is that reindeer i see?

Santa's here!
what's he gonna deliver?

a new toy?
some cool clothes?
pretty jewelry?
my new camera?!?!?!
dang, so much for a sugar rush...
think i'll just go nibble off the roof of my neighbor's gingerbread house instead.

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  1. These are PRECIOUS! Seriously, most blogs just rehash the same old ideas over and over again - you come up with things that are cute and so refreshingly ORIGINAL! My granddaughters will someday make these with me. Not yet, though - they are 4, 2 and 1 years old!

    1. good thinking J as i can see sprinkles ALL over the floor and table if the little ones do this-lol and THANK YOU SOOOOOO much for the sweet comment! honestly i get a little annoyed seeing the same things over and over so i try my best to come up with new ideas even if it keeps me up at night! :>O

  2. This is so cute! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

    1. happy you like it Jacqui! thank YOU for the party! :)

  3. I can't get over how creative you are!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    1. i'll tell my hubby that since he just thinks i'm insane! lol thanks SO much Jess! :)

  4. Your little Gingerbread houses turned out so darling! I wish we had a Joann Fabrics closer the nearest one is 3 hours from me. Happy holidays Lisa & thanks for sharing at the party!! Have a great Christmas with your family. Pinned. Theresa @DearCreatives

    1. 3 hours away?!? oh goodness i would die! if that was true for me i would buy everything in the store when i was there then my wallet would die! LOL happy happy holidays to you and yours too Theresa! :>D

  5. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  6. These turned out great! I do a lot of things with the wooden houses for my craft store and I never in a million years thought about doing this! Great idea! Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and have a fantastic new year! I cant wait to see what everyone is going to do in the year to come!
    Jess @liverandomlysimple

    1. thank you thank you Jess! i hope you do make these-i used E6000 glue and it works great cuz it didn't make the sprinkles bleed and i actually dropped one of the houses and all the sprinkles never moved! yippee :>D i got a big house too but will save that one for next year cuz i ran outta time. i hope your 2015 is wonderful and thanks a mill again for stopping by!!! :)


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