Free Gingerbread House Patterns & templates
With the holidays right around the corner, nothing quite says Christmas like a homemade gingerbread house all decked out for the season. Gingerbread houses can be simple one-story bungalows, Swiss chalets or elaborate Victorians – the sky’s the limit when designing your gingerbread home. Unless you purchase a pre-fab kit, making your own gingerbread house can be a time consuming process but the pay-off is well worth the time and effort! Creativity and patience is the key to success!
This kid-friendly project is sure to become a family tradition. Or why not invite a few of your favorite friends over and have a Gingerbread House decorating party? Ask everyone to bring a few items and build the house together? And besides having all sorts of fun building them, who can resist the fragrant aroma of homemade gingerbread baking in the oven?
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, just follow the step-by-step directions listed below and you’re on your way to building your dream gingerbread home. Just select one of the many free gingerbread house patterns below, print them and you are good to go!
Free Gingerbread House Templates, Patterns & Recipes
Gingerbread House – From the Food Network...
Royal Icing Recipe – Unless you want your house to fall apart, experts suggest you toss out any store-bought icing and make your own!
Hansel & Gretel’s Gingerbread House – Simply adorable! Recipe is included.
Mini Gingerbread Houses - Don't want to tackle a big project? Check out this recipe and teeny Swedish-style gingerbread house template.
Old-Fashioned Gingerbread House Templates – From Bon Appetit, this site provides 2 free templates and step-by-step directions on how to use them.
King Arthur Flour’s Building a Gingerbread House – Susan Reid includes a recipe for homemade gingerbread and royal icing, step-by-step instructions and templates too.
Pixie House - Check out this adorable Pixie House.
Swedish Gingerbread House – No one quite does the holidays like Martha Stewart! Check out her recipe and template for this beautiful home fit for a king!
Church Gingerbread House – This free pattern will make a 6 x 6 x 12 gingerbread church.
Throw a Gingerbread Decorating Party – Looking for something fun to do during the holidays? The Yummy Mummy Kitchen created adorable Gingerbread Houses and invited some kiddies over for an afternoon decorating party.
Haunted Gingerbread House – Don't want your house looking like every other house on the block? Check out this recipe and template, from Betty Crocker.
Gingerbread House Pops – Writer and cookie decorator Meaghan Mountford, shares her tiny gingerbread houses on a stick design!
Gingerbread Sewing Cottage – OMG! This fabulous gingerbread house template, again from Meaghan Mountford, is too cute!
Sweetopia Gingerbread House - Run, don't walk, to check out this adorable house from Sweetopia complete with recipe, template and step-by-step directions.
White House Gingerbread House – This amazing Gingerbread House, from Tikkido, is a must have.
Gingerbread Martini Recipe – After all that hard work, now it’s time to sit back and enjoy your gingerbread creation! Relax with this fabulous martini recipe from Sandra Lee.