15 Minute Mini Gingerbread House Village, Place Cards and Hostess Gift Ideas


Happy Wednesday, Friends! When it comes to crafts for the holidays, I'm all about simple and thrifty! For today's 15 Minute Fix, I'll show you three quickie projects that you can make with these adorable mini gingerbread houses....


15 minute gingerbread house projects


I absolutely adore crafting with miniatures and even better when I am able to find craft supplies at the dollar store. I was thrilled to discover these mini gingerbread cookie houses at Dollar Tree. I bought several for holiday crafting and then ended up going back to buy more for Ginger Grand and my grown kids, too! The appeal of gingerbread houses is timeless and there are so many fun ways to use these tiny houses during the Christmas season. I used several to create a miniature holiday village on a cake stand, which makes a simple yet festive, centerpiece. 


Mini gingerbread house holiday projects


To create this look, start with your favorite cake stand and faux snow. I used buffalo snow flurries. {See link at the bottom of the post.} 


Mini gingerbread house holiday projects


Next, arrange mini gingerbread houses with an assortment of tiny bottlebrush trees, tree laden cars, ornaments, etc. If desired, the cake plate can be covered with a cloche. 


Mini gingerbread house holiday projects


For a whimsical holiday place card, raid your craft stash for tags or labels that are comparable in size to the mini houses. I had a mini chalkboard pennant banner which worked nicely. Label your tags with names or initials as desired. 


Mini gingerbread house holiday projects


Since the gingerbread house is edible, rather than attaching it, I just placed it at the top edge of the initial place card. 


Mini gingerbread house holiday projects
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My last idea is to use these darling houses as hostess gifts. Be sure to save the little bags they are packaged in because you can tuck the houses from the place cards inside to send home with guests. Another option is to arrange them on a chalkboard tray or perhaps with a cocoa bar. You can also spruce up the packaging by exchanging the original twist tie bow for baker's twine and attaching a jingle bell, as displayed below. 


Mini gingerbread house holiday projects






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Mini gingerbread house holiday projects


One last thing--the gingerbread houses were located near the Christmas candy at my local Dollar Tree. Have fun! 

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16 comments:

  1. Love Dollar Tree and these houses are so cute!

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  2. Those are adorable Cecilia...they look good enough to eat...oh they are edible, I know! Cute hostess gift too, as you said.

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  3. Those are so cute! Need to make run to the Dollar Store!

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  4. So much fun! Really cute display. Will see if there are any left when I go there today.
    Hugs,
    Audrey.

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  5. So sweet!b I was just at the Dollar Tree and didn't spy these. Might have to look again!

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  6. Really cute houses. Very retro!!

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  7. Oh I love your crafts. I need to make a trip to the dollar store! You make this look so easy. Girl, what takes you 15 minutes would take me two hours! LOL! I am so slow these days. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. Those are adorable - love how you styled them. I saw similar miniature gingerbread houses at HEB in the seasonal aisle.
    :)
    Cecilia

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  9. Adorable; just keep an eye on Ginger Grand; I bet he will love making a blizzard by pouffing on the snow! Or he'll "accidentally" sneeze! Gotta love little boys! I can still hear myself saying, "the more mess you make, the more mess you're gonna have to clean up." It helped--a little--very little!

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  10. I love these! I need 5 little somethings for a Christmas brunch I am having and these would be perfect. I was going to make something but why bother? So cute!

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  11. So adorable. I totally missed those at the Dollar Tree. Another visit may be in order.

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  12. The little houses are an adorable idea!! Easier to do with kids than big ones.

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  13. Ha! I have a box in the basement FILLED with these cute houses from last year's Dollar Tree! The plan was to use them in some of my many snow globes and/or give some to the kids. As a matter of fact I just saw them this morning and I smiled realizing that I STILL hadn't used them:) I guess it's time! Your ideas are darling, I like the cocoa bar one best! xo Kathleen?Our Hopeful Home

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  14. They are so cute perfect for Christmas decoration! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party :)

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