Make Your Own Gingerbread House

Let these gingerbread houses serve as inspiration for your own holiday cookie creation.

Partridge in a Pear Tree Cottage Gingerbread House

Use food coloring to paint decorative designs on a white frosting surface.

House of Usher Gingerbread House

Paint your house with chocolate, and create a door out of a chocolate bar.

Grand Champion Gingerbread House

This detailed roof is done perfectly in icing.

Cathedral Gingerbread House

Use dabs of icing to create icicles and snow on your house.

Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe Gingerbread House

Turn a fairy tale into an edible treat by creating a gingerbread shoe.

Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte Gingerbread House

Find inspiration from your travels and make a house based on a vacation picture.

Litter Box Gingerbread House

Your pets have houses too! Make a doghouse or, in this case, a litter box.

Farmhouse Gingerbread House

Create a farmhouse porch using gingerbread and candy canes.

Little Christmas Town Gingerbread House

If you're really feeling the inspiration, you can create a whole town out of gingerbread.

Villa Rotunda Gingerbread House

Create a grand entrance with candy cane columns.

Slot Machine Gingerbread House

Love Vegas? Turn that into a candy creation complete with licorice slots.

Eco Gingerbread House

Paint designs on white frosted gingerbread to create a backyard scene.

Sandcastle Gingerbread House

Use crushed gingerbread for sand and ice cream cones for towers and turrets.

The Gingerbeast Gingerbread House

This peppermint-eyed monster even has edible feet.

Cottage Gingerbread House

Use Red Hots for bricks and peppermints for tiny windows.

Treehouse Gingerbread House

Use pretzels instead of gingerbread to create an entire treehouse.

White House Gingerbread House

You'll need lots of frosting to create this house of white.