We love building and decorating gingerbread homes over the holidays. With so many fun options – we make talking rooms, campers, palaces and many more made from our favorite spice cookie – the beloved function has become much bigger (and more creative) than just placing some icing on a square house. But, because it’s fun, we all know it’s a real pain according to the assembly. The cookies crumble, the icing hardens, and the sides do not stick together. Do you know what else is similar pain? Combining Ikea furniture together, that’s why the two geniuses in the furniture store decided to put it together – wait for it – Gingerbread houses made of Ikea furniture!
You can now download six free “cookie cutters” on IKEA’s website to make delicious furniture for your gingerbread house. IKEA’s iconic furniture will fit into a variety of rooms including the Billy Bookcase, Strandman Armchair, Malm Bed Frame, Lock Table, Jackmock Table and Chair Sets and Rens Wool. You can place the stencils on IKEA’s gingerbread dough or your own homemade dough. Once the dough is ready and rolled, you can cut out paper templates and use them to find patterns on the dough. Then, bake the sliced pieces and assemble the furniture using hot granulated sugar or icing. Without the need for real tools like nails and a hammer (and 100 screws), making this gingerbread furniture is easier than making real furniture (and you can eat any leftovers)!
Not only is it a fun process to do yourself, but it is also a great thing to share with any interested friends and family. If combining IKEA furniture is your Everest peak, or you want to see how creatively you can get with your frosting designs, you should give this a try soon.
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