I’m always on the look out for a inexpensive but personal gift to give our neighbors and teachers. You know, something that won’t gather dust on a shelf or won’t end up taking up valuable space in a landfill. Like many of you, we usually go the edible route (sometimes homemade, sometimes, I admit, bought!).
Here’s a perfect project to make a Gingerbread Gift Box to personalize your annual gifts. Fill it with homemade or store-bought cookies and you’re good to go this holiday season!
- Paper Mache House Box Set of 3
- Martha Stewart Iridescent Glitter Glue
- Aleene’s Glitter Snow
- Glue Gun and Sticks
- Paintbrush or Sponge Applicator
1. Collect materials and decide how you want to decorate your “gingerbread house.” You can either copy my design or if you do a Google image search for “gingerbread house,” find other candy elements that you want to add.
2. With a steady hand, start adding candy decorations. I would suggest starting with the white “frosting” elements. Conserve as much as possible of the white glitter since it’s the color you’ll use the most.
5. Add “frosting” to the roof with Aleene’s Glitter Snow and a http://www.consumercrafts.com/store/details/catalog/art-oil-acrylic-and-watercolor-paint/sb9562. Don’t be afraid to really lay it on thick. Looks more like frosting that way!