The Love Shack

Do you have a ton of gingerbread dough left over from Christmas?  Ya, me too.  (Does anyone actually eat the gingerbread cookies?)

So rather than toss it out, we baked it into a Valentine-inspired gingerbread house.

I made my own templates out of a cereal box bound for the recycling. 

I rolled out the dough, traced and cut the pieces and then I baked them.  I let them sit for a few days so they would dry out and be a little sturdier.

A little hot glue later, we put all the pink, red and white candy we could find on it.


  1. The Love Shack... LOVE IT! I had no idea you could buy gingerbread dough, let alone hot glue it together! What a cute idea!

    Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

  2. I love it! Great idea!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

  3. que buena idea!!!! y se ve exquisita!!!

  4. Sugar overload for sure....LOL That's quite the house I do have to say.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  5. Wow that's a pink house if I've ever seen one! What a neat idea though- you could make an Easter one, too! :)

  6. It is soooo adorable!

    With sick kids... I haven't slept well in days.

    Does there happen to be an extra bed in the Love Shack?

  7. Very cool,
    popped over to see this and found myself browsing, lots of fun stuff!

  8. There is some serious lovin going on there! Um, love the red bowls!!!!

  9. Love this! So fun and cute, and the pictures are just precious.

  10. Great idea-my kids would love this! We always use hot glue on our gingerbread houses too-glad I'm not the only one!

  11. i do acctually eat the gingerbread cookies, they're my favorite christmas cookie.
    but by february i imagine you'd be sick of gingerbread so what i cute little house for cupid!


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