The Sweet Candy World of Gingerbread Architecture (Second Edition)

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Now we go to the gingerbread houses. For many families decorating their very own gingerbread house with candy is a tradition. Often children build these with their parents’ help, usually decorating them with frosting and candy. Though the tradition is alive in some places in Europe than others. In Sweden, people make their gingerbread houses on Saint Lucy’s Day. And since 1991, the people of Bergen, Norway have built a gingerbread city called Pepperkakebyen which is the largest of such in the world. Washington D.C. also builds its own “Gingertown” every year as well. So far the world’s biggest gingerbread house was built in 2013 in Bryan, Texas by a group to raise funds for a hospital trauma center. The house was 2,520-square feet and comprised of 2,925 pounds of brown sugar, 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs and 7,200 pounds of general purpose flour. The world’s largest gingerbread village was created by an executive sous-chef at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel which comprised of 135 residential and 22 commercial buildings. It even included trains and cable cars made of gingerbread. Nevertheless, a gingerbread house doesn’t have to be an actual house, which can range from a small cabin to a castle. Sometimes you might see gingerbread churches, stadiums, museums, and other structures. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of delectable gingerbread houses.

  1. Come over to this gingerbread amusement park.

Includes a carousel and a ferris wheel. All decorated in frosting and candy goodness.

2. Perhaps you may be charmed by this stone church.

Sure it may not have the lavish candy decorations. But you have to love the ornate windows.

3. A gingerbread house should be decked with boughs of holly.

Has a roof covered with snow. Seems like a rather old-fashioned place with an old timey car.

4. Sometimes it’s best to start simple.

Has candy covered on the roof with frosting on the edges. Includes an iced porch with a candy cane column.

5. This castle is the stuff of fairy tales.

This one has several towers with rich detail. Includes gingerbread trees as well.

6. Christmas is always a festive time of year at this Victorian house.

This beautiful house has it all festive for Christmas. Got to admire the detail on this.

7. A gingerbread castle always delights those in the happiest place on earth.

This is a depiction of Cinderella’s castle in all its Christmas glory. And yes, the wreath is in the shape of Mickey Mouse.

8. A charming gingerbread house should include a space for plants.

This one has a greenhouse made of pretzel sticks and jello. Still, makes a rather quaint home with the Christmas decorations.

9. You’d almost think this was a village inspired by Mother Goose.

And in a way it is, since it includes most of the characters from Mother Goose rhymes. But it only comprises of 3 buildings.

10. How about a small, stone Christmas cottage?

You can easily find a house like this in your neighborhood. Still, you have to love the Christmas decorations on this and the greenery.

11. Even a lavish hotel can certainly deck the halls.

I’m not sure what this building’s called. But it’s surely decorated for the holidays nonetheless.

12. Of course, you can’t have Christmas without including a nativity scene.

Since I didn’t include one in my gingerbread post last year. And yes, this one has an inn in the background.

13. Perhaps a gingerbread pagoda will suit your taste.

And we have this one shining like a pillar on its foundation. Like the white roof. So pretty.

14. A gingerbread church should be in its most festive.

This one is certainly fit for Candyland. Got to love the beautiful pillars of candy.

15. Those in warmer weather might want to consider this gingerbread beach cabin.

Includes a surfboard and lifesaver. Not sure whether that’s brown sugar or sand. But to each his own.

16. Care to take a look inside Santa’s bakery?

Inside you have Santa with the tree as well as Mrs. Claus and her helpers. Though the sleigh and reindeer are outside.

17. I guess you call this a Santaland fun fair.

Yes, it’s another gingerbread amusement park. But this one even has a fun slide and fun house.

18. A fancy gingerbread house needs to include every trimming.

This one has candy cane columns and all kinds of sweet stuff. But the design is so charming.

19. Care for a carriage ride.

Yes, this is a gingerbread horse drawn carriage. Like they had in the olden days. Though a ride in this thing wouldn’t have been pleasant back then.

20. Hope you can hold your candy canes for this wild ride.

I guess this is a local attraction. Nevertheless, you have to admire the structure since a gingerbread roller coaster seems hard to pull off.

21. Hop aboard on the Popcorn Express.

Last year’s gingerbread post I had a gingerbread train station. This year it’s a gingerbread train with popcorn smoke.

22. For a Christmas without snow, a gingerbread sandcastle may suit your fancy.

Caption reads: “Kristen Coniaris with her giant gingerbread house cookie sandcastle decorated with royal icing, ground cookies, candy for Viacom’s holiday beach party.”

23. And I see bakeries are getting in the act of gingerbread competition.

Yes, bakeries do compete in gingerbread contests. Still, I really love the candy roof on this one.

24. A gingerbread house like this is all too sweet to not love.

Includes heart candy decor on the roof and candy cane columns. And yes, the previous one is in a similar style.

25. You might be fond of this gingerbread house underwater.

Yes, this is an undersea gingerbread house. Like how the roof is covered in clams.

26. Even a gingerbread log cabin can look spectacular.

This one is covered in pretzel sticks instead of gingerbread. But it’s included in this post since it abides by the form.

27. If you’re sick, how about go to a gingerbread hospital?

Well, this is kind of cute. Though the horse drawn ambulance kind of keeps me from getting any treatment there. Because I could tell their doctors must practice some kind of Civil War era medicine.

28. Any Christmas village deserves its own Christmas cathedral.

Okay, it’s more a castle. But it certainly has lofty towers and walls. Love it.

29. Those who love the 1960s might want to see this hippie gingerbread house.

Has a bright colored house with surfboards and a VW bus. Groovy, isn’t it?

30. Perhaps you might prefer a brick home with fancy lattice.

Yes, it’s another fancy home on this post. And though this photo doesn’t show the porch, it has a dog house in the back yard.

31. If you love Pixar, you might adore this Up gingerbread house.

The balloons are made of jelly beans. But you have to like how it’s floating over the base.

32. How about an island gingerbread hut for starters?

This one has shredded wheat on its roof for straw. Also, uses fruit roll ups for a hammock and towels.

33. You can always let it snow on this white gingerbread house.

Comes with green candy cane columns and wreaths on the windows. So lovely and cozy.

34. You’d almost mistake this place for an old timey homestead.

Yes, it looks quite quaint for a rustic home. Yet, you have to admire the green shutters on the windows.

35. Now this is what you call a perfect Christmas house.

This one seems like a place Santa himself could live in at the North Pole. Got to adore the snow covered red roof.

36. Sometimes it’s all in the tiny details when it comes to gingerbread.

Comes with a green roofed sun room. And yes, it’s all decked for the holiday season.

37. How about a small winter castle?

Sure it’s on the small side for fairy tale establishments. But it’s quite picturesque. Oh, the wonders you can do with frosting.

38. Perhaps you might want gingerbread abode in a Tudor style.

Certainly seems like the kind of home you’d see in a fairy tale village. Doesn’t seem to have a lot of Christmas decorations though.

39. Bag End looks ready for the holiday season.

It took me awhile to realize this by the way. At first, I thought the guy with the shaggy beard was Hagrid. Now I realize it’s Thorin.

40. You’d be in a winter wonderland with this white castle.

At least they don’t serve burgers here. Still, it’s quite a majestic sight.

41. Enjoy your island stay in one of these gingerbread huts.

This one consists of 3 huts on a porch. And they’re all in front of a beach.

42. Those who enjoy Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas will enjoy this gingerbread house.

This is Cindy Lou Who’s house where the Grinch first stopped. You can see the lights from the sack.

43. A green gingerbread house can always make things more festive.

Has a lovely façade with wonderful Christmas decorations. I suppose the Christmas tree is an ice cream cone with frosting.

44. Seems like we got ourselves a colorful candy factory.

Seems like the kind of factory you’d expect if you had a child of Willy Wonka and Lisa Frank enter in the confection business. Though let’s not dwell on the working conditions here.

45. A red brick church can always bring in the holiday spirit.

Caption: “Boyajian made a replica of the St. Aloysius Church near Dieterich out of gingerbread. He and a friend even measured the outside of the church so he could make it to scale. He spent more than 200 hours on the project.”

46. Perhaps this gingerbread caravel will enchant you.

Yes, it certainly looks very majestic. However, real wooden ships were hellholes with cramped spaces, spoiled food, shitting, and disease.

47. A gingerbread carousel should always delight.

You may not be able to go on the carousel during the Christmas season. But this is nonetheless charming.

48. Santa Toy Works seems incredibly busy these days.

Love the bright colors they used on this one. Hope those presents get made in no time.

49. Here we have Santa at some beach house down on the shore.

Well, someone must be kicking back near the waves. Hope Santa doesn’t get too hot.

50. Seems like someone’s waiting for something.

This one almost looks like a miniature of a McMansion. The stonework is incredible.

51. For a more modern flair, how about Fallingwater?

To be fair, Fallingwater is basically overrated as far as architecture’s concerned. If you want to visit Fayette County, you’re better off spending your afternoon at Fort Necessity.

52. I’m sure no gingerbread man wants to be put away in this place.

Well, one for a western town, anyway. Still, it lights up from the inside.

53. Someone’s Model T needs a few repairs.

Never thought I’d see a gingerbread mechanic’s shop before. And an old timey one at that.

54. How about a lovely rustic barn?

This one has trees, red doors and trim, and all the animals galore. So quaint.

55. You see this small ship departing from this gingerbread harbor.

Almost resembles a postcard. Got to love the lighthouse here.

56. You’ll find plenty to discover at this castle.

This is quite interesting. Not necessarily Hogwarts. But quite stunning just the same.

57. Boston Red Sox fans will love this gingerbread Fenway Park.

Though I’m sure there’s a gingerbread of Yankee stadium for New York Yankee fans seething at this. Still, I’m not sure why it’s green.

58. This gingerbread igloo is great in the snow and ice.

This one has little gingerbread bricks with reindeer and an Inuit on a sled. So adorable.

59. Nothing can match this gingerbread cuckoo clock.

This one almost resembles the real thing. Though it’s not nearly as annoying.

60. Seems like Gondor has called for aid.

Yes, that’s a gingerbread reenactment of the Battle of Gondor from Return of the King. And those are gummies in the epic fight.

61. You’d almost think this was a high class tower house.

In a way it is. Kind of reminds me of something you’d see from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Includes a nice patio though.

62. Seems like this house got some snow.

This almost looks like a model. Love the rich detail on this Victorian. So lovely.

63. “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto.”

Got to like the tornado in this one. How this pulled it off, I’ll never know.

64. A quaint cottage should always come with a thatched roof.

Almost seems like a quality fairy tale home. So lovey with the stone foundation and wooden beams.

65. Now this is the ultimate gingerbread winter palace.

And yes, it’s certainly huge beyond belief. But you have to love the towers.

66. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at this gingerbread store.

Contains display windows at the first floor. A great place to shop during the holidays.

67. Have a wonderful Christmas thanks to this tree place.

Here we have Santa with a nice tree decorated already. And there are still some trees outside.

68. Santa always makes sure to visit the treehouse.

Though he appears to want to be somewhere else. Not that I blame him either.

69. So Santa lives in a castle at the North Pole.

Nevertheless, it’s a pastel house with candy cane edging all over. Bet it smells like peppermints.

70. Then again, Santa’s house could easily be a green and red Tudor.

Though I think it would better with dark green beams. Includes a stone foundation with a staircase.

71. A red carousel can always evoke the Christmas season.

This one includes a generous amount of red and green frosting with flowers. And I bet the top includes lace decoration.

72. A simple storefront always seems quaint during the holidays.

Well, doesn’t seem to use a lot of decorations. Though you can see Santa on a roof. So lovely.

73. Here you’ll find a white stone house covered in ivy.

Yes, it seems like nature has dominated this place. Though you can see a couple of Christmas wreaths.

74. For the small and mobile bunch, perhaps a gingerbread camper might do.

Has a Christmas tree tied to the top. Thought it was supposed to go inside.

75. Hop aboard onto Rudolph Air.

It’s a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer airplane. Not necessarily in line with Christmas lore, but I don’t mind.

76. You might find a bird singing in this gingerbread bird cage.

I see it’s supposed to emanate some of the 12 Days of Christmas. Though I don’t think that song actually makes any sense.

77. You’d almost think things got crazy at this place.

This one kind of reminds you of what you’d see in Whoville. Because you wouldn’t see a house like this in real life.

78. Somehow an elf can have a bed and breakfast at the North Pole.

Though it has fine Christmas decorations as well as red and green trimmings. So lovely.

79. Hope you can spend some time alongside this gingerbread mill.

Comes with a waterwheel. But still has a Christmas wreath for the season.

80. Perhaps you want to spend Christmas in this cozy red house.

This is quite lovely. Has a yellow roof and Christmas decorations all around. So pretty.

81. You’d almost swear they were celebrating near a Chinese shrine.

Okay, it might be for Chinese New Year which is in February. But it’s nonetheless stunning just the same.

82. This gingerbread structure will certainly take you back in time.

Though some people in the past might not get why Dr. Who has Christmas decorations on his Tardis. This is especially if they’re from ancient times.

83. For Native Americans on the Plains, you might want to consider a gingerbread teepee.

This one has an Indian near a campfire. And yes, the teepee’s covered in candy like the houses.

84. Seems there’s a lot of flotsam and jetsam floating near this dock.

This one has a yacht club building. But yes, the water doesn’t look great here.

85. Nothing makes a German Christmas better than a gingerbread Neuschwanstein.

This is a Bavarian castle built by the mad king Ludwig II. But it’s nevertheless spectacular.

86. “That’s no moon. That’s a gingerbread space station.”

Yes, that’s a gingerbread Death Star from Return of the Jedi. And yes, it’s pretty awesome.

87. You’d swear this was part of a Mother Goose extravaganza.

I know it’s another gingerbread Mother Goose. But it’s nonetheless charming with its skinny houses.

88. How about a country home with wood for the fire?

This one has snow on the roof and wood on the side. But all the decorations it needs is a wreath at the door.

89. How about a fun time on the beach during the fair?

Well, a beach front Christmas does seem rather enchanting. Has a gingerbread ferris wheel with a wreath.

90. “Oh, no, it’s the Giant man-eating Gingerbread Man! Run for your lives!”

Kind of reminds you of those monster movies. Still, this is really hilarious I had to put it on the post.

91. Guess the title of this is “Christmas in Seattle.”

Since it has the Space Needle, you can guess this is Seattle. Still, the skyscraper is magnificent.

92. A gingerbread Mount Vernon brings great tidings for the season.

Sure it’s not white like the real thing. But it contains the red roof and outbuildings. Can’t help but love it.

93. This Victorian gingerbread has all the touches for the holidays.

Has lights on the roof and garlands on the edging. Got to love the decorations on this .

94. This AT-AT is ready for festive celebration.

Yes, this is a walker from Star Wars decked as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Yes, you know how nerds celebrate this time of year.

95. There’s no temple of knowledge as spectacular as the Smithsonian.

It’s one of the best places in Washington D.C. Mostly because it’s one of the few areas you’ll never see Donald Trump visiting. And yes, this castle is truly a spectacular sight.

96. A yellow and pink gingerbread house has a unique house.

This one certainly stands out with a Christmas tree on the first floor. So lovely.

97. Somehow this boot had been turned upside down.

Well, that’s pretty clever. Even has rooms you can look inside. Love it.

98. I’m sure you’ll be enthralled by this palace from Agraba.

Yes, this is the sultan’s palace from Aladdin. And I’m sure the minaret tops are made from gelatin. Great for any Arabian night.

99. This gingerbread swing ride will certainly give you a thrill.

While I’ve seen gingerbread ferris wheels, I haven’t seen anything like this. And in pure gingerbread fashion, it even has Christmas motifs.

100. The Force is strong in this gingerbread display from Return of the Jedi.

This one includes Jabba’s palace, Endor, and the second Death Star. Perfect for any Star Wars fan.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas with These Village Houses (Third Edition)

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As with last year and the year before, it’s on to the Christmas village houses. Though what you might see may be a store shelf, they’re nevertheless dazzling for any Christmas home. For the big hobbyists, a Christmas village may take a lot of time and space to assemble. Which explains why me and my family don’t have one. Though some might use some kind of arrangement like a shelf or cabinet. Not to mention, many of these houses may come with accessories like Christmas trees and reindeer. Still, do a search on these houses and you’ll find plenty in bright colors and glitter which can either go on your display mantle, table, or train tracks. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Christmas villages and houses for your very own winter wonderland.

  1. Put all your small glitter houses on one tree.

Each one of them has lights inside. Comes with glitter trees, too. Think glitter trees on a tree.

2. A yellow church should have its own clock tower.

And that clock tower should have a roof with glitter and cotton snow. To make it more Christmasy.

3. Sometimes everything’s better with beads.

The church’s glittery façade may seem rather fades. But it’s enhanced with the bead decoration and tree.

4. For a more perky winter wonderland, try glittery pastels for size.

Consists of a house, church, and gazebo. Each is decorated with jewels. So pretty.

5. How about a glittery house in snowy white?

Looks like it’s a magical snowy day. Has a reindeer in the front. Like the trees, too.

6. You’d almost imagine this village on a snowy mountain.

It’s a shelf with ice and snow decor and a blue background. Goes nicely with the seasonal decorations.

7. You can even make your own Christmas village with ceramic.

This consists of 3 houses and a church surrounding a Christmas tree. And it’s in purple.

8. How about a nice cardboard cottage?

Sure it might seem like minimum effort. But the windows on this house are amazing.

9. A Christmas village shelf could always be decked with evergreen garland.

Each row contains an array of houses with lights inside. The top shelf contains the church.

10. You can have your own winter wonderland covered in snow in your very own house.

This one even has its own train track. Yes, these Christmas village displays can be very elaborate indeed.

11. Any winter wonderland should have a few icicles.

After all, you can’t just use cotton snow. But be sure to have a white tree on top.

12. You can always get creative with church design.

This one has some sloped roofs which gives a modernist impression. Though I’m not sure about the tree.

13. Is that supposed to be a church or a schoolhouse?

I guess it could go either way. But you have to like the bell on this tower. So quaint.

14. For a more retro look, perhaps a house in pink and blue?

The roof is even striped. A few retro looking trees should go along with it nicely, too.

15. There’s nothing as enchanting as a church in pink and white.

This one has large windows and white trees. The fence surrounding it adds a certain charm to it as well.

16. Your small house could always be in certain print.

This one has a tree, red bells, and carolers. And the walls depict Christmas trees all over it.

17. You can make even set a print house in a Christmas mood if you just add tinsel.

This is a DIY as you see. But you can make it Christmasy by adding beads and tinsel trimmings.

18. You can let it snow with a few houses in blue.

Doesn’t seem to be made out of the usual materials. But you can’t resist it just the same.

19. Any Christmas village can be quite stunning at night.

Each structure here is all in glitter with a certain Christmas charm. Love the lights.

20. Nothing celebrates the season like a house in red and green.

This one kind of reminds me of something you see in Dr. Seuss. Still, like the windows.

21. A Christmas village could contain trees of all kinds of colors.

Love to see a village like this. Of course, this is probably from a store. But to each his own.

22. There’s nothing precious like a Christmas house in gold.

But be sure to add a wreath and trees. And put it next to a small Christmas tree.

23. A Christmas village can be of any size. Sometimes it all takes a couple houses and a church.

The houses are blue while the church is white. Don’t forget to add trees and reindeer.

24. You can’t go wrong with a quaint red brick house on a hill.

And it seems like St. Nick has stopped for a visit. Still, you have to admire the columns ad roof. Could easily see a house like this in Scottdale.

25. A feathery trim can give your village a winter touch.

You’d almost think this was a Christmas village on ice. It’s not but it’s nevertheless spectacular.

26. Bring the winter magic with a glitter pink house.

This one has pink beads in front. But you have to like the tinsel and the windows.

27. A winter house should always be covered in snow.

Doesn’t hurt that it’s white either. Comes with 2 trees and a reindeer.

28. If you like candle light, you might want to go with these apartment buildings.

You use these to cover the candles after you light them. Love the snow covered roofs. So pretty.

29. You’d swear a real snow came blowing at this house.

Like how they made the icicles. Still, ,the trees and snow covered roof make it ideal for the holidays.

30. Doesn’t hurt to deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Sure enough, this house is decorated with holly. Contains trees, a bow, and a Santa.

31. You might want a quaint Christmas with this barn.

Though it’s made from a tobacco pouch causes some concern. then again, to each his own.

32. Sometimes simplicity is always the best.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations. But it goes with any winter scene just the same.

33. You can always have your own Christmas village under the tree.

Though I can’t really have that since I have a dog in my house. Then my sister visits and brings her dog for Christmas. And you can see where that’s going.

34. Each village house should come with its own characteristics.

You have a house with smoke coming out of the chimney. You have another with lights. The third has a snowman.

35. Any snowman would love to be near this pink house.

This one has snow on the roof among other trimmings. Like the trees. So pretty.

36. Sometimes your village can always go small.

Well, the houses seem smaller. But the church stands out quite beautifully.

37. A white house should always be one with ice and snow.

Yes, certainly gives a magical feel. Like the wreath and trees.

38. Perhaps a pink house may suit your fancy.

Make sure to decorate it with a couple of Christmas trees. Still, seems like we have Santa in the front.

39. Sometimes it can’t hurt to go all fancy for the holidays.

This one even has a poodle in front. Got to love the beads on the roof. So stunning.

40. Care to stop at the bakery?

I don’t often see glitter shops. But when I come across this one, I just had to add it.

41. You might care for a simple blue house this Christmas.

This one has 2 trees and a deer with a bow. Even has the snowy roof to match.

42. Perhaps you’d like a church in brilliant blue?

This one has snow on the roof and tower. Comes with a beautiful matching tree.

43. A white church with pink and blue can always bring the holiday spirit.

This one seems like a little girl’s dream. Got to love the tree with the beads.

44. You can always celebrate the season with a white house covered in snow.

This one seems like a snowy place. Love the red trim on the windows. Seems so cozy.

45. Nothing makes a small village come alive like a small stream.

Almost resembles a painting. Love the rocks, river, and trees.

46. It sometimes helps Santa if you have candles in the window.

Though the candles are obviously drawn. But they give it a lovely Christmas charm.

47. Perhaps you might want glitter houses near your train.

Well, makes for a rather charming yuletide village. Love these houses.

48. Might want to go for a green house with a red tower.

This one has a wreath, tree, and reindeer. Love the snow on the roof with the red chimneys.

49. You’d swear someone was snowed in here.

Everything’s snow covered in this one. Sure it’s not flashy. But it’s great for the holiday season just the same.

50. A pink house should be a fine addition to any winter wonderland.

This one has two wreaths on the roof that have a rose and a bow. But the other decorations are just as quaint.

51. How about a Christmas village under the stars?

This one consists of a bunch of houses surrounding a church. A lovely show of lights.

52. A few houses can always enhance the neighborhood.

Consists of two small houses of gray and pink along with a bigger blue house. Like the wreath though.

53. Sometimes you might want to go with a more modern design.

This one is a light green house with jewels along the roof. The Christmas tree on the chimney adds a more festive touch.

54. This little house bids Season’s Greetings.

Sure it’s not as spectacular as the other glitter houses on here. But it’s a neat design.

55. Perhaps you might want your village to have a quaint schoolhouse.

Okay, this is a schoolhouse. This one is white with a bell tower. Great for any village display during the holidays.

56. Yet, perhaps you might want a red schoolhouse instead?

This one’s decorated with tinsel, ornaments, and a wreath. Like the tree on the door.

57. A set of glitter houses like these belongs on any Christmas mantle.

This one is in a more retro fashion to evoke the era of aluminum Christmas trees. Though you have to love the colors.

58. White houses always make the holiday spirit bright.

Each of these white houses has a glitter roof to emanate snow. One of these has a star in front.

59. Maybe you’d prefer to have a golden chapel for your village?

This one has jingle bell in its tower and snow on the roof. Like the decorations, too.

60. It always helps if you can light up the river and the lake.

Yes, it certainly looks pretty magical. Got to love the lights and trees. So pretty.

61. A green village shelf is always festive with the season.

This one almost looks like a Christmas tree. Though there’s not a lot of cotton snow on it. Love it.

62. Seems here you don’t know where the tree ends and the putz village begins.

Though I’m not sure what to think about the tree. But the village is simply stunning.

63. Show off your village to the neighborhood with this shelf.

Each shelf has houses along snow and lights. Great for any holiday home.

64. A small church on a pedestal could suit your fancy.

This one even has a flag on the tower. Like the wreath on the front, too.

65. Christmas lights make any village a winter wonderland to see.

It’s even against a mountain backdrop and has a train track. Love the tree with the star.

66. Guess this must be a town hall.

This is a red structure with a clock tower. Has a snow covered roof and trees.

67. Sometimes you just have to put glitter houses around a lake.

And sometimes the lake has to be a mirror. Love the lights and bright colors.

68. Occasionally, you might want a tower for your pink house.

This one also has garlands, trees, and a dog. And it’s surrounded with a white fence.

69. A Christmas house should always be a source of light from within.

Comes with two wreaths on the roof. On the bottom, you have plenty of Christmas trees and spacious windows.

70. You might prefer this small white church.

This one just has a tower with a sloping blue roof. Unique in all respects.

71. Sometimes it’s best to go with a ridged roof and balcony.

Sure it might not be glamorous. But you have to like the golden balcony and pink foundation.

72. A brick Christmas house is all the more cozy.

Comes with Christmas trees, candles, and a snowman. Such a lovely cottage, isn’t it?

73. A pink church can always evoke the holiday spirit.

This one has some vintage style Christmas trees. Got to love the snow roof.

74. Perhaps you might like a house with simple Christmas decorations.

This small glitter house has a Christmas tree, a wreath, a snowman, a garland on the fence, and Santa on the roof. Kind of wish Santa had reindeer with him though.

75. A pink and white church should come with its own tree.

Sure it’s not as spectacular as some of the other churches on here. The decorations are in gold and white.

76. A blue house should be decked with a string of beads.

Comes with a matching tree of blue, gold, and black baubles. Love the wreath, too.

77. How about a pink house with a bow?

This one has a wreath and a matching tree as well. So pretty.

78. For a more festive holiday season, may I suggest a purple church?

Has roses on the tower as well as a fancy tree beside it. And it stands on a cup with a flower.

79. Nothing’s more cozy for Christmas like a white house with pink trimmings.

Has strings of beads on the roof as well as trees on the base. So lovely isn’t it?

80. Perhaps a house with polka dots can make your season bright.

This one has a bow on it along with the Christmas tree beside it. So adorable for any village.

81. A white church should always have snow covered trees.

Has a golden glittery roof and a wreath. Like the tower window. So stunning.

82. Nothing’s charming like a white cottage with a red roof.

This seems like it was made from cardboard. Has a wreath and gold trim.

83. Christmas houses can always shine with some glitter.

Each of these has glitter in different places. One has glitter all over. The others have it only on the roof.

84. Perhaps a house with a star window will do.

It’s covered with snow on the roof and fence. Includes trees and a snowman.

85. Sometimes it helps if all the buildings were the same style.

Each one here is white with a gold roof. and they’re all against a pink base and a blue background.

86. A glitter village always brings a show of color during the holidays.

This one is against a forest and mountain background. And it even has a cute little Christmas train.

87. How about a small Christmas village in a box?

This one might have very small putz houses inside. But you have to admire this tiny winter wonderland.

88. Glitter can make any church shine.

Has a fence and two golden trees. Still, you have to admire the tower. So pretty.

89. A red church should always be with the season.

Has a wreath on the tower and Christmas trees on the base. Like the snow on the roof.

90. A sloped house should come with all the trimmings.

Has 3 snow covered towers along the snow covered roof. Decorations include 4 trees and 3 wreaths.

91. A white tower house should make any holiday season bright.

This one has a interesting tower design along with windows and gold Christmas trees. So stunning.

92. It wouldn’t be a church without stain glass windows.

After all, most churches have stained glass windows in real life. Still, this one comes with carolers.

93. A turquoise house should shine bright during the holidays.

Decorated with tinsel and jewels along with a wreath, sled, snowman and trees. Love it.

94. A bright blue house should come with extra trimmings for the Christmas season.

Has metal decorations along with two wreaths on the roof. Like the snowman and sled.

95. A pink snow covered house should always sparkle.

Has trees and wreaths for decorations. Got to love the reindeer in front.

96. How about a cabin made of logs?

Well, this is a neat design. Like the green roof and the Santa in front.

97. Sometimes you need a bit of paradise when it snows.

Though a flamingo in a lei is kind of tacky if you ask me. Still, it goes nicely with the house.

98. Sometimes pastel colors can make the season shine.

This one has plenty of decorations in the front on a snowy base. So pretty.

99. Santa wishes everyone “Happy Holidays.”

This is a blue house with a red roof. And yes, it comes with a couple of trees. But the Santa on this one is adorable.

100. Almost every Christmas house should come with its own chimney.

This one has a tower and a chimney. Includes Christmas trees and a reindeer. So pretty.

Deck the Halls with These Christmas Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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No matter where you go during the Christmas season, you’re bound to find places all decked up for the holidays. Hell, you see stores all decorated for the holidays after Halloween in anticipation for Black Friday. Yet, even before then, you’ll see stores selling Christmas decorations. Nevertheless, Christmas decorations come in several varieties according to one’s taste. Some are indeed flashy. Some may be more suited for a rustic cabin. Some are cute and kid friendly. While some might be more appropriate for an ugly sweater party. But there are some people who prefer to make their own decorations for their holiday home. Or they may use decorations they or their kids made in previous years. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of creative Christmas craft projects. Enjoy.

  1. How about a cork Rudolph on your Christmas tree?

Sure it’s quite small. But it’s nonetheless endearing to those who look at it.

2. A Christmas bauble wreath will shine in any holiday home.

This one is more pink and green than red and green. But it works.

3. Nothing smells as sweet on Christmas like peppermint trees.

Comes in 2 sizes. But both have their own pots and red ribbons.

4. Celebrate the season with a wood block nativity scene.

Sure it might look a bit unconventional. But if you have kids, it’s safe for them to play with.

5. Curl up on a winter’s night with this Snowman quilt.

He may not have corn cob pipe. But this Frosty the Snowman is in his Christmas finest.

6. Bring holiday cheer to your Christmas tree with these pearly snowflakes.

Of course, the pearl beads aren’t real. But they’ll go well with a chilly reception.

7. These snowman pail will always plant seeds of joy.

Okay, they’re flower pots with pail handles. But each one has a rather unique expression.

8. Nothing brings the holiday spirit like these pallet candles.

Though don’t put these near the fireplace. Since wood is rather flammable.

9. A rustic Christmas basket is exactly what you need for your holiday home.

This one contains berries, branches, pinecones, and lights. Perfect for any yuletide cabin.

10. There’s nothing that smittens like felt ornament mittens.

Sure they’re probably more decorative. But they nonetheless have their own unique charm.

11. You’ll always be safe with this soldier around.

this one is made out of flower pots as an outdoor decoration. Though I wouldn’t want to put it on my front porch.

12. Light up your home with these snowflake bottle lights.

Available in green, red, and blue. Yet, each one is decorated in a winter theme.

13. Nobody could resist a stocking covered in buttons.

Consists of Christmas trees and yellow stars. A charming addition for any fireplace.

14. Don’t have snow to build a snowman? Use logs instead.

Not exactly in the wintry spirit. But hey, it works. Not to mention, you can use these again next year.

15. Welcome your yuletide guests with a yarn ball winter wreath.

This one has yarn balls of every shade of white, gray, and brown. Along with a few snowflakes, of course.

16. Celebrate the season with a Santa burlap wreath.

This one just consist of white burlap and a Santa hat. Just simple to make as that.

17. Make your home festive with a Christmas chandelier.

Well, if you have a chandelier in your home, why not decorate it? Then again, step ladders aren’t always steady.

18. If you’re old fashioned, you might want to go with some crocheted angels.

Available in pink, yellow, and blue. Great either for centerpieces or tree toppers.

19. Have your little one cuddle with this amigurumi reindeer.

Sure it may not be Rudolph. But it’s nonetheless adorable for the holidays.

20. Light up the season with this light up marquee.

Sure it makes a rather grand impression. But you have to love the candy cane stripes.

21. Dress your little snowflake like Frosty in this tutu costume.

Comes with a crocheted scarf and hat. But she’ll certainly adore this as far as I know.

22. You’ll be transported to a winter wonderland with this wreath.

This one is quite fuzzy. But you have to admire the deer among the trees.

23. You’d find berries a plenty on this wreath.

Even includes a red flower with branches. Wonderful for any holiday home.

24. Got too many gift bows? How about make a wreath?

This one consists of bows in green, red, and white. They may not be essential as gift wrap. But they’re not half bad.

25. Bring tidings of comfort and joy with these Santa baskets.

Each one of these has a Santa face with hat fastener. Perfect for under the tree.

26. Hang your merry mail on this wooden card holder.

Just consists of a wooden board with string and clothespins. If you have many cards, this is the board for you.

27. For a more rustic charm, you can’t do wrong with this sled.

You might not sled with this. But you have to love how it’s painted in red and white.

28. Snuggle during the holidays with these snowflake cushions.

These are in shiny red with a snowflake on it. Not sure if it goes with the chair though.

29. Bring in the season with these holiday sheep.

They’re knitted with a small ornament around their necks. Quite invented and adorable.

30. Keep your home minty fresh with this candy cane wreath.

Consists of mini candy canes and small baubles. Like the ribbon in the front.

31. Grace your coffee table with this log candle holder.

This just consists of a long log with small candles on it. And you have some branches, pinecones, and berries underneath.

32. Place your pot on this crocheted Santa hot pad.

Kind of seems like a flattened Santa for some reason. Though it has a certain charm to it.

33. Make your home a winter wonderland with this yarn wreath.

Decorated with snowflakes and buttons. Contains snowballs and a large snowflake in the center.

34. A wreath with a pair of skates should always go with a sled.

Looks great against the tree. Comes with pinecones and a burlap bow.

35. Perhaps you might want a small nativity scene.

Consists of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and a sheep. And the figures are all made of felt.

36. Bring in the festive holiday season with this pallet box train under your tree.

Even includes a candy cane smokestack and peppermint wheels. Perfect for outdoors on the porch.

37. For holiday shimmer perhaps add a wire angel to your tree.

Consists of gold wire with shiny beads. And yes, it’s a rather pretty Christmas ornament.

38. A festive holiday home should always have a decomesh bauble wreath at the door.

Consists of baubles and silver string. Certainly shines for the holiday season doesn’t it?

39. Nothing captivates your family like these wooden Christmas figures.

These are made of wooden balls and wear red felt hats. And yes, they’re quite cute.

40. A jewelry Christmas tree will shine on your wall.

Consists of gold and pearls against a white background. Love it.

41. Be a maven in the kitchen in these Christmas aprons.

Comes with a child size snowman one for your favorite little helper. Still, you have to adore the Christmas tree design.

42. You can have a Christmas tree anywhere. Even on your wall.

Well, at least that’s a show of creativity. Just put a bunch of wall stuff in the form of a Christmas tree.

43. Every holiday bouquet should come with pinecones.

Don’t forget the glistening leaves, too. Sure they are no flowers. But what kind of flower do you associate Christmas with anyway? Well, besides the poinsettia.

44. Make your bannister the ultimate penguin slide.

Couldn’t do that at my house. But you have to adore all the penguins having fun. So cute.

45. You won’t get a chilly reception with these snowmen.

Yes, it just consists of their heads. But you have to admire the hat and scarves.

46. Have your guests hang their coat on these hooks.

It’s a wooden sign that says “Merry Christmas.” And it consists of red and green blocks.

47. A Christmas tree dress should come in all the trimmings.

Yes, I’m bringing in these on my post again. Yet, at least this one is rather color coordinated.

48. A jeweled Christmas tree should always have shiny stones.

This one has pairs of earrings on a velvet background. Love the star on top and the belt buckle base.

49. There’s nothing festive on Christmas like a peacock wreath.

Decorated with baubles, feathers, and fake plants. Great for anyone hosting a Christmas party.

50. These pallet trees will always stand out.

Consists of different configurations. Though I like the one with the revers chevrons.

51. A stunning snowflake should always have 6 points.

This one has beads on wires. But it’s perfect for any Christmas tree.

52. Perhaps you’d like these candy cane pillars in your winter wonderland?

The pillars have red and striped baubles of varying size. The planter contains small red and white ones though.

53. Nothing celebrates the Christmas spirit like an evergreen snowflake wreath.

I know you might think it’s strange. But you can almost make anything with an evergreen garland.

54. Always let it snow with this winter wreath.

This one has a sled that says “Let It Snow” along with snowflakes. Like the white ribbon.

55. There’s something minty about this wreath.

Well, it’s a wreath with peppermints on it. Doesn’t mean you can eat these candies though. In fact, you shouldn’t if they have glue on them.

56. Let your little elf cuddle with this crocheted snowman.

He’s clad in a vest, scarf, and Santa hat. Love the snowflakes on his green feet.

57. A snowball wreath is perfect for a winter’s day.

Well, the snowballs are most likely made from styrofoam. But the red ribbon gives a nice holiday touch.

58. Check out this lit up Santa sign.

And yes, it carries Santa’s catchphrase, “Ho, Ho, Ho.” Love the lights.

59. Celebrate the reason for the season with this peg doll nativity scene.

The three kings seem to have tiaras in this one. Still, these are so cute.

60. You’d need a heart of ice to resist this polar bear on the back of this chair.

This one has a Santa hat, holly, and a scarf. But you just want to hug it.

61. Wish everyone a “Merry Christmas” with these pine cone trees.

These just consist of pinecones with stars on them. And each one has its own pot.

62. Don’t forget to decorate your Christmas tree.

This tree is made with baubles within a frame. And yes, they’re all shiny and in different colors.

63. No winter wonderland is complete without a wreath like this.

Contains white berries, pinecones, and frosted branches. Great for any snowy day.

64. Your guests will be delighted with this Christmas window.

Sure the snowmen are painted. But you have to admit who doesn’t want to see these guys?

65. Perhaps a wreath can do with a plaid bow or two.

May look suited for a rustic cabin. Got to love the branches and pine cones.

66. Celebrate the season with this unconventional Advent calendar.

This one consists of pails with a little surprise in each one. The last one has a golden present.

67. You might be charmed with this Christmas pallet.

This one has a snowman and a star along with the words “Do you see what I see?” Great for any home.

68. Your kitchen is a winter wonderland with this muffin tin.

This is painted red with snowmen. Not for actual muffins but cute.

69. A decomesh snowman wreath won’t give you a frosty reception.

You’ll find it has a corn cob pipe, a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal. Though don’t expect it to come alive with a silk hat.

70. Don’t like wreaths? Hang this candy cane on your door.

This one has baubles and ribbons. Made with an evergreen branch.

71. Got old socks? Make snowmen out of them.

Each one has a little sock hat. Love the scarves. So adorable.

72. A ribbon and a couple flowers go well on a grapevine Christmas wreath.

Well, the ribbon and burlap wrap around the grapevine wreath. Includes pine cones and branches.

73. A red ribbon and jeweled belt buckle go well on a glass candle holder.

Well, certainly makes for a flashy Christmas decoration. Goes well on a table.

74. You’d love to be snowed in with these shutters.

All these shutters are white with scarves and black hats. And yes, they’re the most adorable assortment you’ll see.

75. Count down to Christmas with this felt Advent calendar.

Each day has an image related to the yuletide season. And you have Santa for Christmas Eve.

76. Don’t like wreaths? Why not hang some painted skates?

This pair depicts 2 different snowmen. Okay, one has a snowman. The other has a snow woman.

77. A Christmas wreath should always have some bundled branches.

This one contains some berries and pine cones, too. Love the ribbon though.

78. Every holiday kitchen matron should wear her own gingerbread apron.

Has a striped outfit with polka dot bows. Perfect for anyone who cooks Christmas dinner.

79. Perhaps I might interest you with a square Christmas wreath?

Other than the shape, seems to resemble a regular Christmas wreath. The red really stands out on this one.

80. Nothing makes your holidays bright like this painted dining chair.

This one’s painted blue with 3 snowmen. Contains holly leaves and berries on the back.

81. A snowman on a pallet always needs lights.

This one has an evergreen garland along a red pallet. Snowman looks sort of faded near the nose.

82. Dress your fireplace with this garland of baubles.

This is a rather colorful garland. Guaranteed to be a hit for festive Christmas parties.

83. With this branch hanging, you can put your family portraits.

And it seems that this one has 5 immediate members. Yet, you have to admire the baubles on this thing.

84. Care for a Christmas tree sled?

Though don’t use it to slide down a hill in the snow. Still, love the green.

85. You’ll always have a winter wonderland with this snow glass block.

You can even put lights in this like this one. And they certainly make the snowflakes stand out.

86. I’m sure you guests will be pleased with this Santa hanging.

Not sure what this is made of. But it certainly has a rustic feel to go well in any cottage.

87. Instead of a traditional wreath, perhaps go with a large poinsettia flower?

Though poinsettias are only seen during the Christmas season. Nevertheless, you have to love the petals and center.

88. With this Christmas wreath, you’ll find plenty of white berries.

Well, it at least gives an impression of snow. But you have to admire the bow.

89. This Christmas, you might want to hang some baubles to a frame.

And the baubles have snowflakes on them. Comes with a red frame and a green bow.

90. How about a Christmas tree made from twigs?

You’ll find plenty of decorations on here, too. Some of them appear to be small baubles for some reason.

91. You can’t have a Christmas bauble wreath without some snowflakes.

Sure it’s more suited for a winter theme. But it’s perfect for any winter wonderland.

92. You can count the days to Christmas with this Advent calendar.

This one is a simple red board with numbers inscribed. Just use a dry erase when you circle the day.

93. There’s nothing more festive during the holidays like a feathery Christmas tree.

Goes well with the snow. It’s a fine addition to any holiday home. Like the star.

94. For a rustic Christmas, place these wooden candles at the door.

These are just made from plain old logs. And they include matching flames and stars.

95. Bring in the magic of Christmas with a skate filled with evergreen branches and candy canes.

Well, it also contains other leaves and holly berries. And the red plaid bow makes a rather seasonal touch.

96. Store some of Christmas cookies in these flower pot snowman jars.

Though you might want to patch the bottoms. Still, these snowmen have such sweet smiles. Like the hats, too.

97. For those who’ve lost loved ones, you might want this Christmas decoration with an empty chair.

Kind of timely for me since I lost my grandfather in January this year. This year will be my first Christmas without him.

98. A candy cane snowflake could use some bows.

Or rather quite small ones. Still, you have to admire the fine design here. Lovely.

99. Deck your Christmas tree with your set of crocheted ornaments.

Each of these shows an aspect of the Christmas season. Are great for any tree.

100. If you love the wildlife, perhaps a snowy owl might suit you for the holidays.

After all, a snowy owl always blends in with the wintry forest. Love it.

The Sweet Candy World of Gingerbread Architecture

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Two to three years ago, I did a gingerbread house post that was more or less suited to mock the tacky houses I’ve seen on the internet. However, since gingerbread houses are all the rage at Christmas time, I plan to do a post that shows all the great houses you’d see since there are plenty from Pinterest and other websites. Anyway, though gingerbread has been around since medieval times and was used to celebrate certain occasions, gingerbread houses didn’t really become all the rage until the early 1800s in Germany after the wake of the Grimm fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” And we all know that fairy tale centers on two abandoned children who befall on a gingerbread house that’s actually bait for a witch’s kiddie trap. Yes, it’s disturbing. But food historians claim that people made gingerbread houses before that in Germany. Yet, these suddenly became popular during Christmas and the rest is history. Today many families built gingerbread houses this time of year as a tradition and there are even contests for it. And not all of these structures are houses either. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of gingerbread houses that look good enough but too pretty to eat.

  1. A gingerbread US Capitol contains mints and plenty of frosting.
Sure it might look good on the outside. But the inside may contain a government body with a lower approval rating than pond scum.

Sure it might look good on the outside. But the inside may contain a government body with a lower approval rating than pond scum.

2. In New England, a gingerbread harbor is all the rage.

Never saw something like this before. Just a dock, boat, and shops.

Never saw something like this before. Just a dock, boat, and shops.

3. Someday your prince will come in this gingerbread Snow White’s castle.

This one has a bit of snow on it. And it seems darker than the other Disney princess castles. Maybe it's because the Wicked Queen lives there.

This one has a bit of snow on it. And it seems darker than the other Disney princess castles. Maybe it’s because the Wicked Queen lives there.

4. Of course, would you like fries with this gingerbread McDonald’s?

Well, this is in a more retro style than most of the current restaurants. But it's quite clever.

Well, this is in a more retro style than most of the current restaurants. But it’s quite clever.

5. A Christmas house must always be decked with boughs of holly.

This one has garland on its columns. Love the red shutters and green on the windows.

This one has garland on its columns. Love the red shutters and green on the windows.

6. Balconies and roofs can always be held up by candy canes.

And this fancy gingerbread house is no exception. Love the swirly design on this though.

And this fancy gingerbread house is no exception. Love the swirly design on this though.

7. A pink roof on a gingerbread house is just as sweet.

This one has some pink edging on the windows. Like the pretzel fence. Lovely.

This one has some pink edging on the windows. Like the pretzel fence. Lovely.

8. This gingerbread castle would be the envy of all Candyland.

Yes, that's certainly a very fancy castle. Or is it a village? At any rate, you have to admire the decoration.

Yes, that’s certainly a very fancy castle. Or is it a village? At any rate, you have to admire the decoration.

9. A gingerbread toy shop would make you feel like a kid again.

This looks like what you'd expect from an old timey toy shop to resemble. Like that kid peering through the window.

This looks like what you’d expect from an old timey toy shop to resemble. Like that kid peering through the window.

10. A magnificent train station is always a sight to behold.

Yes, this is a rather ornate train station that almost resembles a mansion. Love the towers.

Yes, this is a rather ornate train station that almost resembles a mansion. Love the towers.

11. You’d almost think this gingerbread resort is a model.

Yes, it certainly looks like it since it doesn't seem real Christmasy. Well, with the exception of the decorated tree.

Yes, it certainly looks like it since it doesn’t seem real Christmasy. Well, with the exception of the decorated tree.

12. This clock tower is ever befitting for one near Santa’s workshop.

It even has a snowflake on top as well as a train track. Yes, Santa would be proud.

It even has a snowflake on top as well as a train track. Yes, Santa would be proud.

13. Row houses always have to be well decorated in red and green.

Well, that looks quite quaint. Love how each one is decorated the same way. and red brick road.

Well, that looks quite quaint. Love how each one is decorated the same way. and red brick road.

14. With Victorian row houses, have each one stacked near a hill.

You can almost see houses like this in any old town. Like how each of them is covered in different color of icing.

You can almost see houses like this in any old town. Like how each of them is covered in different color of icing.

15. A blue dome is always easy on the eyes.

For some reason, this kind of reminds me of a funeral home. Not sure what it is. Like the balcony roof and weather vane.

For some reason, this kind of reminds me of a funeral home. Not sure what it is. Like the balcony roof and weather vane.

16. With this gingerbread house, you can count the days till Christmas.

Of course, advent calendars don't start on Advent. Still ,this is adorable.

Of course, advent calendars don’t start on Advent. Still ,this is adorable.

17. Chex cereal often makes great roofing material.

And it makes a more earthy look than a lot of icings. This one almost seems real.

And it makes a more earthy look than a lot of icings. This one almost seems real.

18. A gingerbread tree house overlooks a frozen lake.

Sure it's a small house but it has lights on the steps and stockings in front. Love it.

Sure it’s a small house but it has lights on the steps and stockings in front. Love it.

19. A plain blue house is better than nothing.

Yes, this might be a small cottage. But it surely looks cozy and ordinary.

Yes, this might be a small cottage. But it surely looks cozy and ordinary.

20. For you maritime fans, this gingerbread lighthouse is for you.

Well, it's surely in a seafaring style. It even has a mermaid at the lake with presents.

Well, it’s surely in a seafaring style. It even has a mermaid at the lake with presents.

21. For those dreaming for a white Christmas, this is the perfect gingerbread house for you.

And by "white," I mean a Christmas with snow on the ground. Still, not sure of what to feel about the icicles here.

And by “white,” I mean a Christmas with snow on the ground. Still, not sure of what to feel about the icicles here.

22. Santa’s workshop always seems to be a festive place at the North Pole.

Well, that will surely stand out in the fog of night. But it's surely whimsical for the holiday season.

Well, that will surely stand out in the fog of night. But it’s surely whimsical for the holiday season.

23. High end gingerbread people have their fun at a gingerbread country club.

Well, this one looks almost real. Still, golf courses are a serious waste of space if you ask me.

Well, this one looks almost real. Still, golf courses are a serious waste of space if you ask me.

24. A gingerbread house must always have a roof that stands out.

This one has tiles of pink, purple, and blue. Still, love the hearts and decorations.

This one has tiles of pink, purple, and blue. Still, love the hearts and decorations.

25. A gingerbread tiki bar offers all kinds of drinks.

This one has a gingerbread man bartender. Sure it's not Christmasy but I'll allow it.

This one has a gingerbread man bartender. Sure it’s not Christmasy but I’ll allow it.

26. A red brick gingerbread house should always go with a festive roof.

If it weren't for the Necco tiles, you'd almost think it was a scaled-down model. Love the wreath on this though.

If it weren’t for the Necco tiles, you’d almost think it was a scaled-down model. Love the wreath on this though.

27. Feast your sweet eyes on this lavender candy mansion.

Almost reminds me of those old estates I've seen in pastel colors. Still, love how it's lavender and decorated.

Almost reminds me of those old estates I’ve seen in pastel colors. Still, love how it’s lavender and decorated.

28. A pink Victorian can be just as enticing and sweet.

This one even has some Christmas decoration to it. Still, if it was black, it would be a haunted house.

This one even has some Christmas decoration to it. Still, if it was black, it would be a haunted house.

29. For a monumental Russian icon, you’ve never seen Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral like this before.

Yes, it's surely a Russian spectacle. It's said that Ivan the Terrible had the architect's eyes removed so he'd never construct another beautiful building like this.

Yes, it’s surely a Russian spectacle. It’s said that Ivan the Terrible had the architect’s eyes removed so he’d never construct another beautiful building like this.

30. A gingerbread tree house is greatly shaded with popcorn leaves.

This one is from Good Housekeeping. Sure it's quite quaint but you have to admire the creativity that went into this.

This one is from Good Housekeeping. Sure it’s quite quaint but you have to admire the creativity that went into this.

31. A Tudor gingerbread house would withstand the test of time.

Okay, maybe not. But you have to admire how it's made with a tunnel.

Okay, maybe not. But you have to admire how it’s made with a tunnel.

32. You may have seen a gingerbread house. How about a gingerbread shop?

Not sure which shop it's supposed to be. But it's certainly well made like you'd see in a movie.

Not sure which shop it’s supposed to be. But it’s certainly well made like you’d see in a movie.

33. A gingerbread sweet shop is just the ticket.

After all, gingerbread houses are pastries that are decorated with candy. Well, inedible candy that is.

After all, gingerbread houses are pastries that are decorated with candy. Well, a lot of inedible candy that is.

34. Wonder what they make in that gingerbread mill.

It's most likely either a wheat mill or a sawmill. Either way, it'll go great with any display.

It’s most likely either a wheat mill or a sawmill. Either way, it’ll go great with any display.

35. You’d be hard pressed not to like this gingerbread teapot house.

Seems to remind me of something that's straight from Alice in Wonderland. Still, I think it's quite original for a gingerbread piece.

Seems to remind me of something that’s straight from Alice in Wonderland. Still, I think it’s quite original for a gingerbread piece.

36. A gingerbread fire department will keep everyone safe over the holidays.

Yes, this is a gingerbread firehouse. And yes, it's decorated for Christmas. I'm sure people will enjoy this one.

Yes, this is a gingerbread firehouse. And yes, it’s decorated for Christmas. I’m sure people will enjoy this one.

37. I didn’t know they had a Christmas tree house at the North Pole.

Yes, this is quite creative if you ask me. Like how the tree is decorated.

Yes, this is quite creative if you ask me. Like how the tree is decorated. From Good Housekeeping.

38. This gingerbread house has gingerbread men on the roof.

Not sure what to think about that. Then again, the gingerbread men are small enough to be roof tiles.

Not sure what to think about that. Then again, the gingerbread men are small enough to be roof tiles.

39. This gingerbread tree house comes with its own set of stairs.

Well, it surely has a more convenient way around than the other tree houses on this post. Like the wooden facade.

Well, it surely has a more convenient way around than the other tree houses on this post. Like the wooden facade.

40. For an Old Testament flair, this gingerbread Noah’s Ark is a real treat.

However, why the lions both have manes is a mystery to me. Because the animals come in two by two that consist of a male and female. Well, female lions don't have manes.

However, why the lions both have manes is a mystery to me. Because the animals come in two by two that consist of a male and female. Well, female lions don’t have manes.

41. This Victorian gingerbread house looks great on a Christmas card.

This one has wreath decorations on the fence and candles in the window. Love the lattice work on the roof.

This one has wreath decorations on the fence and candles in the window. Love the lattice work on the roof.

42. Every gingerbread town always needs a gingerbread library.

Well, this is kind of quaint. Love the tree, garland and wreath decorations on here.

Well, this is kind of quaint. Love the tree, garland and wreath decorations on here.

43. A gingerbread church should always have a rose window.

Well, a rose window on the roof. Like the spire on the tower and stained glass windows as well.

Well, a rose window on the roof. Like the spire on the tower and stained glass windows as well.

44. A gingerbread town should always have a place for shops.

Well, this one seems like a place you'd find at a historical town like Gettysburg. Love the clock tower and shops.

Well, this one seems like a place you’d find at a historical town like Gettysburg. Love the clock tower and shops.

45. Victoria’s Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay.

Almost thought this was a Christmas village set, but it's from Good Housekeeping. The stonework is unreal.

Almost thought this was a Christmas village set, but it’s from Good Housekeeping. The stonework is unreal.

46. This gingerbread church is a real winter treat.

I guess this is in a Romanesque style. Like the tower and the chocolate roof.

I guess this is in a Romanesque style. Like the tower and the chocolate roof.

47. Santa’s Bake Shop has something cooking this time of year.

Didn't know Santa even had a bake shop. But this is just as well since this is made from a baked good.

Didn’t know Santa even had a bake shop. But this is just as well since this is made from a baked good.

48. Looks like Santa has made a visit to the White House.

This is from the Obama years since it has Bo and Sunny. Reminds me of how I'm going to miss the outgoing First Family.

This is from the Obama years since it has Bo and Sunny. Reminds me of how I’m going to miss the outgoing First Family.

49. A modern gingerbread house like this has plenty of colors.

This one has a snowy roof and stone foundation from the looks of it. Not sure if I'd want a house like that.

This one has a snowy roof and stone foundation from the looks of it. Not sure if I’d want a house like that.

50. A gingerbread house should always have candy trimmings.

This one has Fruit Loops on the roof,, candy cane edging and lattice, and licorice on the tower. All in all, it's a sweet establishment.

This one has Fruit Loops on the roof,, candy cane edging and lattice, and licorice on the tower. All in all, it’s a sweet establishment that smells of mint.

51. This gingerbread flour mill is iced in a brilliant red.

Yes, this is another mill gingerbread house. But this one is more in tune with the holiday season.

Yes, this is another mill gingerbread house. But this one is more in tune with the holiday season.

52. For a more rustic touch, this gingerbread barn is for you.

This one has some Christmas decorations. Though barns in real life usually have none if they're used to keep animals.

This one has some Christmas decorations. Though barns in real life usually have none if they’re used to keep animals.

53. Santa Claus comes into town on his steamboat.

Though you may see these quaint steamboats in movies, the old ones were known to be quite dangerous. Seriously, they were said to catch fire in the 19th century.

Though you may see these quaint steamboats in movies, the old ones were known to be quite dangerous. Seriously, they were said to catch fire in the 19th century.

54. How about a nice cozy home in the snow?

This one seems to resemble a normal house with a unrealistically clean walk way. Though Christmas decorations are present.

This one seems to resemble a normal house with a unrealistically clean walk way. Though Christmas decorations are present.

55. A Tudor gingerbread house is almost a fairy tale dream.

This one seems more like a fairy tale housing complex with all the stairs and archways. Though it looks lovely just the same.

This one seems more like a fairy tale housing complex with all the stairs and archways. Though it looks lovely just the same.

56. Seems like the gingerbread van serves treats for the holidays.

This one has its menu in rainbow fonts. Yet, I'm not sure about the ginger snaps bit.

This one has its menu in rainbow fonts. Yet, I’m not sure about the ginger snaps bit.

57. This gingerbread pagoda is all dolled out for Christmas.

Aren't pagodas supposed to be the equivalent of Buddhist temples? So why it has Christmas decorations makes no sense.

Aren’t pagodas supposed to be the equivalent of Buddhist temples? So why it has Christmas decorations makes no sense.

58. This gingerbread log cabin brings a rustic touch.

This one gingerbread logs with icing to fill the gaps. Not to mention, the Chex roof to top it all off.

This one gingerbread logs with icing to fill the gaps. Not to mention, the Chex roof to top it all off.

59. Seems like we found ourselves at a chocolate White House this time.

Caption: "WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: A chocolate gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room during first lady Michelle Obama's preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. As part of the Joining Forces initiative, the first lady welcomed military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2015 holiday decorations." To be fair, a gingerbread White House is kind of a holiday tradition since the Carter Administration.

Caption: “WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 02: A chocolate gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room during first lady Michelle Obama’s preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. As part of the Joining Forces initiative, the first lady welcomed military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2015 holiday decorations.” To be fair, a gingerbread White House is kind of a holiday tradition since the Carter Administration.

60. A gingerbread adobe is well-suited for Christmas in the Southwest.

However, we should note that it doesn't snow a lot in New Mexico and Arizona. Though this can be forgiven with gingerbread displays.

However, we should note that it doesn’t snow a lot in New Mexico and Arizona. Though this can be forgiven with gingerbread displays.

61. This gingerbread lighthouse is a beacon of splendor.

This one has Christmas decorations near the top. Still, lighthouses are usually not brown for good reason.

This one has Christmas decorations near the top. Still, lighthouses are usually not brown for good reason.

62. A Victorian gingerbread house could always do with a tower.

Looks kind of what you'd expect a lot of Victorian mansions to appear in a murder mystery. Like the balconies. Not sure about the tower.

Looks kind of what you’d expect a lot of Victorian mansions to appear in a murder mystery. Like the balconies. Not sure about the tower.

63. Fans of Despicable Me would adore this gingerbread Gru house.

This one has 2 sleighs pulled by minions as well as includes Vector from the first movie. Minion fans will find this adorable.

This one has 2 sleighs pulled by minions as well as includes Vector from the first movie. Minion fans will find this adorable.

64. A gingerbread cathedral is a treasured holy sight through a bakery window.

I'm sure this is used in a window to advertise for a bake shop. Because creating a masterpiece like this would require special skills and God-given talent.

I’m sure this is used in a window to advertise for a bake shop. Because creating a masterpiece like this would require special skills and God-given talent.

65. At this minion house, they all deck the halls.

This one has the Gru house in lights which the minions probably put on. Still, like how they drive and pull the sleigh.

This one has the Gru house in lights which the minions probably put on. Still, like how they drive and pull the sleigh.

66. With Christmas decorations, this red brick house is in full holiday spirit.

Doesn't hurt to have Santa and his reindeer stop by either. Love the decor on the windows and balcony.

Doesn’t hurt to have Santa and his reindeer stop by either. Love the decor on the windows and balcony.

67. The people of Middle Earth will feel right at home with a gingerbread Shire.

For those who don't know, the Shire is where the Hobbits live in their little Hobbit holes. And yes, there is a gingerbread village of these.

For those who don’t know, the Shire is where the Hobbits live in their little Hobbit holes. And yes, there is a gingerbread village of these.

68. Here we have Santa sailing on the seven seas.

Santa on a wooden ship with his Christmas tree on the deck. However, it's certainly clear he's either running this ship by magic or with an elf crew.

Santa on a wooden ship with his Christmas tree on the deck. However, it’s certainly clear he’s either running this ship by magic or with an elf crew.

69. Seems like we have some golden towers in this gingerbread palace.

Or is it a church which would make much more sense with the Christmas decorations present? At any rate, it's surely stunning.

Or is it a church which would make much more sense with the Christmas decorations present? At any rate, it’s surely stunning.

70. These gingerbread brownstones make a festive block.

There are even a few shops around the corner. Must be a rather bustling place.

There are even a few shops around the corner. Must be a rather bustling place.

71. A gingerbread gazebo has a Christmas tree in its center.

Well, at least it almost seems like it's from a park. Love the decorations on here.

Well, at least it almost seems like it’s from a park. Love the decorations on here.

72. All aboard at the North Pole Station.

This one even has a train for toys like a Polar Express. This is adorable.

This one even has a train for toys like a Polar Express. This is adorable.

73. This gingerbread barn has red doors and a Christmas tree.

Even includes straw inside. Though I wouldn't think you'd want a Christmas tree to be near animals since you'd know what they'd do with it.

Even includes straw inside. Though I wouldn’t think you’d want a Christmas tree to be near animals since you’d know what they’d do with it.

74. A gingerbread shoe is guaranteed to be a good fit.

This is based off the Nursery Rhyme about an old woman who lived in a shoe with a bunch of kids. Yet, this one has a few homey touches.

This is based off the Nursery Rhyme about an old woman who lived in a shoe with a bunch of kids. Yet, this one has a few homey touches.

75. A Christmas castle has to have all the trimmings.

This gingerbread castle even has lights coming through the windows. Like how it's in a rather whimsical style.

This gingerbread castle even has lights coming through the windows. Like how it’s in a rather whimsical style.

76. For a fun, old-fashioned, family Christmas, you can’t do without a gingerbread Griswold house.

At first I didn't get what it supposed to be. Then I saw the RV and beads and then it hit me. Still, this is hilarious.

At first I didn’t get what it supposed to be. Then I saw the RV and beads and then it hit me. Still, this is hilarious.

77. Bet you’ve never seen a grand gingerbread house like this.

Whether it's a mansion or hotel I can't really say. Not that it matters one way or the other.

Whether it’s a mansion or hotel I can’t really say. Not that it matters one way or the other.

78. So is that how Santa sorts the toys?

For a second, I almost thought it was something you see from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But the toy factory thing makes more sense.

For a second, I almost thought it was something you see from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But the toy factory thing makes more sense.

79. Now that has to be a rather ornate gingerbread structure.

Though it's a gazebo, it has walls which confuse me. So for awhile, I thought it was a guesthouse or something.

Though it’s a gazebo, it has walls which confuse me. So for awhile, I thought it was a guesthouse or something.

80. Hope you enjoy a match at this gingerbread Colosseum.

It's a gingerbread model of the Roman Colosseum where gladiators fought. Of course, there's nothing Christmas about it but it's architecture.

It’s a gingerbread model of the Roman Colosseum where gladiators fought. Of course, there’s nothing Christmas about it but it’s architecture.

81. At Santa’s Globe Theater, all the world’s a stage.

Of course, there's a cross section to see the seating. Yet, arrangements are mostly standing room only.

Of course, there’s a cross section to see the seating. Yet, arrangements are mostly standing room only.

82. A gingerbread Eiffel Tower will surely wow any Parisian.

It's the kind of building that would make you think of Paris or the French. Still, when it was originally built, people didn't think it as a crowning achievement.

It’s the kind of building that would make you think of Paris or the French. Still, when it was originally built, people didn’t think it as a crowning achievement.

83. Those on Middle Earth might not want to see this tower watching from Mordor.

No, you really don't want to be on Sauron's tail. This is why the Ring of Power was so dangerous since it contained part of his evil spirit.

No, you really don’t want to be on Sauron’s tail. This is why the Ring of Power was so dangerous since it contained part of his evil spirit.

84. This gingerbread harbor house and lighthouse will watch for stranded sailors.

Yes, this is another gingerbread lighthouse. But at least the lighthouse is white which is an ideal color (since it has to be easily seen at night).

Yes, this is another gingerbread lighthouse. But at least the lighthouse is white which is an ideal color (since it has to be easily seen at night).

85. Here we come across a gingerbread castle in full Christmas glory.

Yes, I show a lot of these. But this one seems to be a palace that's straight from the Nutcracker.

Yes, I show a lot of these. But this one seems to be a palace that’s straight from the Nutcracker.

86. What’s this? The Nightmare Before Christmas in gingerbread?

This should make a lot of Tim Burton fans happy. Like how Jack is in a Santa suit.

This should make a lot of Tim Burton fans happy. Like how Jack is in a Santa suit.

87. A gingerbread castle like this evokes a tale as old as time.

This one is straight from Beauty and the Beast. For nothing says Christmas like Stockholm Syndrome. Still, this is my favorite Disney movie by far.

This one is straight from Beauty and the Beast. For nothing says Christmas like Stockholm Syndrome. Still, this is my favorite Disney movie by far.

88. Game of Thrones fans would appreciate a gingerbread of Kings Landing.

Of course, a Game of Thrones Christmas episode would not be a happy one. Because it would certainly entail violence and nudity that's within HBO standards. Expect a lot of rape and murder.

Of course, a Game of Thrones Christmas episode would not be a happy one. Because it would certainly entail violence and nudity that’s within HBO standards. Expect a lot of rape and murder.

89. How about a gingerbread of George Washington’s beloved Virginia Mt. Vernon?

It's very much like Washington's home save that it's brown instead of white. Still, an excellent rendition Washington would be proud of.

It’s very much like Washington’s home save that it’s brown instead of white. Still, an excellent rendition Washington would be proud of.

90. If you enjoyed Alice in Wonderland, then you’ll adore this gingerbread castle.

You can see it's quite Tim Burtonesque. But I'm sure fans would love it just the same.

You can see it’s quite Tim Burtonesque. But I’m sure fans would love it just the same.

91. A gingerbread Hogwarts is a place of magic and wizardry.

This one was made by a cooking school and it shows. Love this.

This one was made by a cooking school and it shows. Love this.

92. In Philadelphia, we come across a gingerbread building symbolizing early America.

Yes, this is Independence Hall where they issued the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. See it for yourselves.

Yes, this is Independence Hall where they issued the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. See it for yourselves.

93. A log gingerbread cabin is always great for Christmas in the mountains.

Well, this is for anyone with a rustic disposition. Though the real life equivalent would cost more than a regular house.

Well, this is for anyone with a rustic disposition. Though the real life equivalent would cost more than a regular house.

94. Of course, it’s only proper to have a gingerbread Downton Abbey.

After all, they have gingerbread versions of other noteworthy buildings. Still, this is great.

After all, they have gingerbread versions of other noteworthy buildings. Still, this is great.

95. This gingerbread carousel will give you a holiday ride.

Well, at least it has Santa's sleigh. And yes, they do these, too.

Well, at least it has Santa’s sleigh. And yes, they do these, too.

96. This gingerbread castle is great for someone who enjoys being under the sea.

Yes, King Trident's castle is surely magnificent with gingerbread and lights. Though I don't know about him hiring Sebastian as a babysitter.

Yes, King Trident’s castle is surely magnificent with gingerbread and lights. Though I don’t know about him hiring Sebastian as a babysitter.

97. For a high end holiday celebrations, this gingerbread Bitmore is for you.

The Bitmore is the North Carolina home of the Vanderbilts who built their fortune in the railroad business. Anderson Cooper is related to this family through his mother.

The Bitmore is the North Carolina home of the Vanderbilts who built their fortune in the railroad business. Anderson Cooper is related to this family through his mother.

98. Apparently, this ship came in frosted.

Yes, this is another gingerbread ship. Though it looks quite abandoned if you get my drift.

Yes, this is another gingerbread ship. Though it looks quite abandoned if you get my drift.

99. In the Shire you can’t find any cozier place than Bag End.

Well, you have to admit though it's not much to look at outside, it's a very nice place. And only home to take outside guests when Bilbo's not on an adventure.

Well, you have to admit though it’s not much to look at outside, it’s a very nice place. And only home to take outside guests when Bilbo’s not on an adventure.

100. This Buckingham Palace gingerbread is a real royal treat.

Like how this one has a lot of colorful window. Wonder how it looks when its lights are turned on. Lovely.

Like how this one has a lot of colorful window. Wonder how it looks when its lights are turned on. Lovely.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas with These Village Houses (Second Edition)

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Last year, I did a post on Christmas villages and houses. Since long ago, so many people have engaged in this tradition that you’ll find companies selling Christmas houses for the season. Hell, many sell houses for Halloween and Easter villages as well. Nevertheless, this practice can be very expensive as you see in the image above. Yet, there are plenty of people who make their own Christmas village houses as I’ve seen on Pinterest. Sometimes they can be in pastel colors with a vintage look to them. Sometimes this isn’t the case. Yet, since I had a lot of Christmas village house pictures left over, I thought it would be best to use some of them for another post for this year. So for your yuletide reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Christmas village houses. Hope you enjoy these.

  1. A small cottage always can use some Christmas trees.
This one even has a snowman. Yet, I think the tree on the right stands out more in this display.

This one even has a snowman. Yet, I think the tree on the right stands out more in this display.

2. Sometimes a house always has to have a snowed roof and a wreath.

This one is in blue, red, and white. Doesn't have as flashy decor as the other one, but it's quaint.

This one is in blue, red, and white. Doesn’t have as flashy decor as the other one, but it’s quaint.

3. A shiny new bell always helps deck the halls on this church.

Nice that it has Christmas decorations at the base and a red roof. Love this.

Nice that it has Christmas decorations at the base and a red roof. Love this.

4. It doesn’t matter where you stack the Christmas houses on the shelf.

Since it makes a colorful village display anyway. Doesn't hurt if you have funky colored Christmas trees.

Since it makes a colorful village display anyway. Doesn’t hurt if you have funky colored Christmas trees.

5. A simple white Christmas house can always do with some greenery.

After all, add a garland and wreath and it's already in the Christmas spirit. Helps if there's a light from the window.

After all, add a garland and wreath and it’s already in the Christmas spirit. Helps if there’s a light from the window.

6. A red house doesn’t need much to deck the halls.

Just snow on the roof, evergreen trees, and a wreath can put it in the Christmas spirit. It's as simple as that.

Just snow on the roof, evergreen trees, and a wreath can put it in the Christmas spirit. It’s as simple as that.

7. How about some candy cane trimming?

This one certainly has it around the roof. However, I could easily tell this is made from styrofoam.

This one certainly has it around the roof. However, I could easily tell this is made from styrofoam.

8. To make it more Christmasy, use red lights.

It seems to work with this one. Then again, it might have red paper behind the windows to make it look red.

It seems to work with this one. Then again, it might have red paper behind the windows to make it look red.

9. A Christmas church always has to have an angel in front of it.

Because a miniature nativity scene may not be possible if it's DIY. Too many small pieces. Yet, this is lovely.

Because a miniature nativity scene may not be possible if it’s DIY. Too many small pieces. Yet, this is lovely.

10. When in doubt, go with glitter.

This one certainly does, and gold glitter, too. Goes well with the decor on this.

This one certainly does, and gold glitter, too. Goes well with the decor on this.

11. A blue house can always get one in a winter mood.

This one doesn't use a lot of decorations either. Well, save for Christmas trees and a reindeer in front.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations either. Well, save for Christmas trees and a reindeer in front.

12. A towering tree display can always use a few houses.

Yes, this is a tall Christmas tree village display. And yes, houses are on each of the snow patches. All in all, it's probably made by someone with too much time on their hands.

Yes, this is a tall Christmas tree village display. And yes, houses are on each of the snow patches. All in all, it’s probably made by someone with too much time on their hands.

13. White and silver are always great on a fancy house.

Doesn't hurt that it's trimmed with glitter and has a porch. Love it.

Doesn’t hurt that it’s trimmed with glitter and has a porch. Love it.

14. Red and green makes this church a sight to be seen.

This one even has a gold ornament as a bell on the steeple. Like the wreath and trees.

This one even has a gold ornament as a bell on the steeple. Like the wreath and trees.

15. A pink house can always use a few extra trimmings.

AS you can see, this one has a present, Christmas trees, and a garland with a flower on it. Not sure what to think about the tower.

As you can see, this one has a present, Christmas trees, and a garland with a flower on it. Not sure what to think about the tower.

16. Sometimes some little jingles can go a long way.

This one doesn't use much decoration. Yet, it's somewhat in the Christmas spirit in its simplicity.

This one doesn’t use much decoration. Yet, it’s somewhat in the Christmas spirit in its simplicity.

17. A Christmas house always needs to sparkle.

This one has a glittery roof as well as other Christmas decor. Got to love the white reindeer in the front.

This one has a glittery roof as well as other Christmas decor. Got to love the white reindeer in the front.

18. Even a Christmas church has to be in the spirit of things.

This one even has gold wreath and trees. Still, like the top beaded cross on this one.

This one even has gold wreath and trees. Still, like the top beaded cross on this one.

19. A Christmas church always has to have a warm winter glow.

This one has a warm glow through the windows. And it doesn't use a lot of snow on the roofs.

This one has a warm glow through the windows. And it doesn’t use a lot of snow on the roofs.

20. You never know what kind of Christmas magic you’ll have in a cabinet shelf.

This display has a very vibrant village with houses and trees. Love how it lights up like its own winter wonderland.

This display has a very vibrant village with houses and trees. Love how it lights up like its own winter wonderland.

21. Light green and pink make a great Christmas cottage.

Then again, that's all a matter of opinion. But I do think this house is quite nice regardless.

Then again, that’s all a matter of opinion. But I do think this house is quite nice regardless.

22. Bejeweled decorations can make the holiday season right.

This one uses a couple pendants on the front to bring out the winter sparkle. Love the one near the roof the best.

This one uses a couple pendants on the front to bring out the winter sparkle. Love the one near the roof the best.

23. Even a barn should be decorated to celebrate the season.

This one has a wreath and trees. Love the snow on the roof and the silo.

This one has a wreath and trees. Love the snow on the roof and the silo.

24. Looks like there’s smoke coming from this Christmas house.

Well, it sure seems like it and it's sparkly, too. Still, I think the smoke part of this house is kind of ingenious if you ask me.

Well, it sure seems like it and it’s sparkly, too. Still, I think the smoke part of this house is kind of ingenious if you ask me.

25. A pink and blue house has its own unique Christmas charm.

Or is it in a shade of light green? Either way, you have to admire the towers and decor.

Or is it in a shade of light green? Either way, you have to admire the towers and decor.

26. A small green Christmas cottage can be just as quaint.

And this one has a snowman, a star, and 2 golden trees. Can't help but like this one.

And this one has a snowman, a star, and 2 golden trees. Can’t help but like this one.

27. A simple blue cottage can always be decked to celebrate the season.

This one has a gold glitter roof and white icicles. Love the little snowman in front, too.

This one has a gold glitter roof and white icicles. Love the little snowman in front, too.

28. A pink jeweled church can always stand out on any holy night.

This one also uses jewelry decorations like the last house. Nevertheless, it's quite a beauty.

This one also uses jewelry decorations like the last house. Nevertheless, it’s quite a beauty.

29. Sometimes a simple house is all you need.

This one only has a single golden Christmas tree. Other than that, almost looks like a normal house.

This one only has a single golden Christmas tree. Other than that, almost looks like a normal house.

30. Sometimes golden Christmas trees should be topped with silver snowflakes.

Well, this church is sure in the yuletide spirit. It even has a silver bell in its tower.

Well, this church is sure in the yuletide spirit. It even has a silver bell in its tower.

31. This yellow house makes winter merry and bright.

This one has a nice sunny disposition with its orange snow capped roof. Love the tree and snowman in front.

This one has a nice sunny disposition with its orange snow capped roof. Love the tree and snowman in front.

32. You haven’t seen nothing like a Christmas village in a cabinet space.

There are even some houses behind the glass doors. All in all, it's a wondrous holiday display.

There are even some houses behind the glass doors. All in all, it’s a wondrous holiday display.

33. This pink house will certainly perk up the holiday spirit.

This one has bejeweled decorations and a rosy garland. Sure it's pink and girly, but I like it.

This one has bejeweled decorations and a rosy garland. Sure it’s pink and girly, but I like it.

34. If you don’t have enough fluff for snow, white table cloths will do.

This display even has small artificial trees in the background. You have to admire how creative this is.

This display even has small artificial trees in the background. You have to admire how creative this is.

35. A house isn’t in the Christmas spirit if it’s not red and green.

This one has a snow covered roof and evergreens in the corners. Love the wreath on the front door.

This one has a snow covered roof and evergreens in the corners. Love the wreath on the front door.

36. Think of the wonders you can do with a simple wooden stepladder.

Yes, this is a Christmas village built on a stepladder. And it's even decorated with lights for an extra Christmas touch.

Yes, this is a Christmas village built on a stepladder. And it’s even decorated with lights for an extra Christmas touch.

37. The more outlandish a Christmas house is the better.

This one seems like it would belong in Whoville. But you can't hate the festive patterns.

This one seems like it would belong in Whoville. But you can’t hate the festive patterns.

38. Sometimes a Christmas church can have a brown rustic touch.

Well, this must be the plainest church I've put on this post so far. Got to like the reindeer in front.

Well, this must be the plainest church I’ve put on this post so far. Got to like the reindeer in front.

39. Gold is all that glitters on this Christmas house.

This one even has a golden wreath, roof, and reindeer. Still, what's not to love?

This one even has a golden wreath, roof, and reindeer. Still, what’s not to love?

40. Who can it be on the house top here?

Why, it's Santa and his sleigh? Not sure if he has 8-9 reindeer on it. But I'll include it.

Why, it’s Santa and his sleigh? Not sure if he has 8-9 reindeer on it. But I’ll include it.

41. Sometimes a Christmas village can gather around on one Christmas tree.

This one has small houses on the tree while bigger homes are on the bottom. At any rate, love this.

This one has small houses on the tree while bigger homes are on the bottom. At any rate, love this.

42. Even a small cottage can contain just enough Christmas spirit.

This little blue one has garlands with red jingles. So I guess it keeps the season merry.

This little blue one has garlands with red jingles. So I guess it keeps the season merry.

43. A yellow Christmas house can be just as sunny.

It helps that it has decorations that go with its color. Like the 2 chimneys and snow roof.

It helps that it has decorations that go with its color. Like the 2 chimneys and snow roof.

44. This red Christmas house can make you feel at home for the holidays.

Sure it's large, but it looks like some rustic lodge. Like the trees and wreath on this.

Sure it’s large, but it looks like some rustic lodge. Like the trees and wreath on this.

45. Guess Santa Claus decided to make a stop here.

And lo, Santa is on top of the chimney. Wonder where he'll park his sleigh.

And lo, Santa is on top of the chimney. Wonder where he’ll park his sleigh.

46. Glitter can always be used to make this village sparkle.

Yes, these all have glitter on the roofs to give an impression of snow and ice. And yes, they're all in a vintage style.

Yes, these all have glitter on the roofs to give an impression of snow and ice. And yes, they’re all in a vintage style.

47. You’ll be surprised what you’ll find on the shelves.

And yet, another Christmas village arrangement that seems a bit crowded. But I have to love the trees in the background.

And yet, another Christmas village arrangement that seems a bit crowded. But I have to love the trees in the background.

48. A Christmas church must have a wreath on its tower.

It even has Christmas trees and a shiny silver garland. What's more about this one to love?

It even has Christmas trees and a shiny silver garland. What’s more about this one to love?

49. You never know what kind of Christmas village you’ll find near a Christmas tree.

And here we have a vibrant one at that. It even has an ice covered lake, too.

And here we have a vibrant one at that. It even has an ice covered lake, too.

50. Evergreen garlands and lights always make a Christmas village right.

And this one is no exception. Doesn't have the wintry feel. But that's beside the point.

And this one is no exception. Doesn’t have the wintry feel. But that’s beside the point.

51. This house will bring you warmth in any winter wonderland.

This one has a rather simple style with a snow capped roof. Love the decor on the bottom though.

This one has a rather simple style with a snow capped roof. Love the decor on the bottom though.

52. Seems like this green house brings on the yuletide cheer.

It even has green jingles with red beads as well as Santa in front. Love the shutters.

It even has green jingles with red beads as well as Santa in front. Love the shutters.

53. A Christmas house like this has a wondrous balcony.

Sure it's quite big for a Christmas house. But you have to admire it as a work of art.

Sure it’s quite big for a Christmas house. But you have to admire it as a work of art.

54. You can easily see a house like this at the North Pole.

After all, it's red and green, it has a Christmas tree, and it seems to have Santa in the front. Also, Santa ha pictures of himself on the roof.

After all, it’s red and green, it has a Christmas tree, and it seems to have Santa in the front. Also, Santa ha pictures of himself on the roof.

55. Sometimes a Christmas village can almost become a town.

Yes, Christmas villages can be quite large and very elaborate. For people do go all out on these.

Yes, Christmas villages can be quite large and very elaborate. For people do go all out on these.

56. Golden Christmas trees make this church merry and bright.

This one even has a golden wreath and a cute little angel. Oh, and it has red light coming from the windows.

This one even has a golden wreath and a cute little angel. Oh, and it has red light coming from the windows.

57. Sparkling jewels give this yellow house a yuletide touch.

Sure it doesn't look like much. But the jewel on top is certainly top notch holiday spirit.

Sure it doesn’t look like much. But the jewel on top is certainly top notch holiday spirit.

58. This white Christmas house is always trimmed with green.

Even has green garland at the windows with red ribbons. Surely you can't deny this is a quality house for the holiday season.

Even has green garland at the windows with red ribbons. Surely you can’t deny this is a quality house for the holiday season.

59. This house almost seems to have everything snowed over.

Still, it's quite delightful with the snowman and the Christmas tree. So what if there's a tree without branches?

Still, it’s quite delightful with the snowman and the Christmas tree. So what if there’s a tree without branches?

60. This brown house makes for a rather cozy home.

Sure it's made from cardboard and looks it. But you have to admire the deer and the decor.

Sure it’s made from cardboard and looks it. But you have to admire the deer and the decor.

61. Sometimes it helps if a Christmas church is small.

Yet, this one has silver trimming as icicles as well as snow on its purple roof. Love it.

Yet, this one has silver trimming as icicles as well as snow on its purple roof. Love it.

62. This blue Christmas church seems straight from a midnight clear.

Well, at one point it doesn't seem bigger from the other churches. Yet, it still has quite the impression.

Well, at one point it doesn’t seem bigger from the other churches. Yet, it still has quite the impression.

63. You can make a wondrous Christmas village from a white step ladder.

This even fancier than the other stepladder display. Even has lights and garland on it.

This even fancier than the other stepladder display. Even has lights and garland on it.

64. These village buildings are just as white as they’re golden.

Each of them is white with golden decor. Like the golden wreath on the church.

Each of them is white with golden decor. Like the golden wreath on the church.

65. This pink Christmas house has quite a tree in the back.

Seems like it's being decorated with ornaments galore. And the tree is almost as big as the house.

Seems like it’s being decorated with ornaments galore. And the tree is almost as big as the house.

66. This blue and green house is all decked for the holiday season.

This one has decorated trees and a wreath on top. Still, it's pure Christmas magic.

This one has decorated trees and a wreath on top. Still, it’s pure Christmas magic.

67. If you don’t have glitter, sequins will surely do.

This one has a jeweled decoration with golden Christmas trees. Had to include it.

This one has a jeweled decoration with golden Christmas trees. Had to include it.

68. A Christmas house like this has a lot of golden trim.

Well, at least on the chimney and tower. Still, you have to like the wreath and the snowman.

Well, at least on the chimney and tower. Still, you have to like the wreath and the snowman.

69. This one has a Christmas tree that lights up.

Not to mention, there's light coming from the windows, too. Sure the snow is messy but that's what it is really like.

Not to mention, there’s light coming from the windows, too. Sure the snow is messy but that’s what it is really like.

70. Apparently, this house has Santa Claus on the balcony.

Well, this certainly looks like a sizable homey dwelling. Like the Christmas trees on here, too.

Well, this certainly looks like a sizable homey dwelling. Like the Christmas trees on here, too.

71. Check out the baubles on this red cottage.

This one even has a jewel on the other for a star. Not sure what to think about the snowman though.

This one even has a jewel on the other for a star. Not sure what to think about the snowman though.

72. Sometimes simple trees are for simple houses.

Okay, this house may not be very simple since it has 2 chimneys. Bit its trees are since they only have red ornaments.

Okay, this house may not be very simple since it has 2 chimneys. Bit its trees are since they only have red ornaments.

73. This little green house has a lot of quaintness to it.

This is quite lovely in its own way. Not too fancy. But with just enough whimsy.

This is quite lovely in its own way. Not too fancy. But with just enough whimsy.

74. Sometimes all a Christmas house needs is a golden front.

Well, not quite golden but close enough. Still, the Christmas trees here are stunning.

Well, not quite golden but close enough. Still, the Christmas trees here are stunning.

75. A yellow house like this calls for 2 massive trees surrounding it.

Helps if they're decorated with red and silver ornaments. Like the snowman and the wreath.

Helps if they’re decorated with red and silver ornaments. Like the snowman and the wreath.

76. Sometimes a simple pink church is all you need.

Helps if it has 2 pipe cleaner wreaths with a pink bow. Sure some may not like it but I'll take it.

Helps if it has 2 pipe cleaner wreaths with a pink bow. Sure some may not like it but I’ll take it.

77. At times, you might be more comfortable with a simple church with a simple tower.

This one doesn't have much on it. But the trees and deer give it a Christmas touch.

This one doesn’t have much on it. But the trees and deer give it a Christmas touch.

78. A retro house like this will get you in a festive mood.

Well, architecture during that time period wasn't the greatest. But this isn't too bad. Love the windows.

Well, architecture during that time period wasn’t the greatest. But this isn’t too bad. Love the windows.

79. Check out the icicles on this humble house.

Helps that it's in red and green with lit up windows. Very beautiful and whimsical, too.

Helps that it’s in red and green with lit up windows. Very beautiful and whimsical, too.

80. You can always let the holiday spirit in with large windows.

This red one also has 2 chimneys, a snowed roof, and 2 trees. Like the snowman.

This red one also has 2 chimneys, a snowed roof, and 2 trees. Like the snowman.

81. For a more rustic feel, this quaint log cabin will do.

Particularly if it has snow on the roof and it's surrounded by trees. All in all, I think it's quite stunning.

Particularly if it has snow on the roof and it’s surrounded by trees. All in all, I think it’s quite stunning.

82. This frame house has a holiday modernist edge.

Of course, I really don't like the color on this. But it's unique so it goes on this post.

Of course, I really don’t like the color on this. But it’s unique so it goes on this post.

83. A purple and white house can be just as fancy during the season.

This is especially if it has golden window frams and red lights coming through it. Love the purple roof and front facade. Lovely.

This is especially if it has golden window frames and red lights coming through it. Love the purple roof and front facade. Lovely.

84. This small white house is exactly what you need for a silent night.

After all, there's really not much to it. It just has some decor and some trees around it.

After all, there’s really not much to it. It just has some decor and some trees around it.

85. A small red house with 2 chimneys can be quite stunning.

The 2 tall Christmas trees don't make it look too shabby either. Love the wreath.

The 2 tall Christmas trees don’t make it look too shabby either. Love the wreath.

86. A quaint Christmas cabin brings the simple joys to this holiday season.

Helps that it has trees, snow, and deer. Nevertheless, you can't help but like this one.

Helps that it has trees, snow, and deer. Nevertheless, you can’t help but like this one.

87. This contemporary house has a unique yuletide charm.

Well, it has a long chimney and a white 2nd floor. But all in all, it's unique so I'll take it.

Well, it has a long chimney and a white 2nd floor. But all in all, it’s unique so I’ll take it.

88. I’m sure you can find any house like this in a winter wonderland.

This is a blue sparkly house with a wreath and trees around it. Love it.

This is a blue sparkly house with a wreath and trees around it. Love it.

89. How about a church with 2 bell towers?

This one even has a nativity scene to it, too. Like the golden trees.

This one even has a nativity scene to it, too. Like the golden trees.

90. Just imagine a church decorated in pearls for the holidays.

And it seems like someone just go married here. Anyway, like the golden roof, too.

And it seems like someone just go married here. Anyway, like the golden roof, too.

91. This Christmas church comes with its own balcony.

Yet, it has some dots on the roof. Still, you have to like the trees with their ornaments.

Yet, it has some dots on the roof. Still, you have to like the trees with their ornaments.

92. A Christmas house is always merry with glittery snow.

Got to love the glitter on this glitzy and whimsical abode. Almost reminds me of a house from Dr. Seuss.

Got to love the glitter on this glitzy and whimsical abode. Almost reminds me of a house from Dr. Seuss.

93. A house like this always glimmers in gold.

After all, it's covered in glitter like it's snow. Anyway, check out the trees on this.

After all, it’s covered in glitter like it’s snow. Anyway, check out the trees on this.

94. It’s always in the season to decorate with wreaths or snowflakes.

And nowhere is this more apparent than with these 2 houses. But they're both stunning in their own way.

And nowhere is this more apparent than with these 2 houses. But they’re both stunning in their own way.

95. A gingerbread house like this is just as sweet.

Of course, this isn't a really a gingerbread house. But it's certainly in the Christmas spirit.

Of course, this isn’t a really a gingerbread house. But it’s certainly in the Christmas spirit.

96. Sometimes it’s best if a Christmas cottage has a few yuletide touches.

Well, it doesn't seem like much. But it's lovely. Also, look closer and you can see a miniature Santa Claus.

Well, it doesn’t seem like much. But it’s lovely. Also, look closer and you can see a miniature Santa Claus.

97. A Christmas house always has to come with some wintry shimmer.

This one has silver trimming on the roof. Whether it's to express snow or decoration, I'm not sure. Like how the smoke comes from the chimney though.

This one has silver trimming on the roof. Whether it’s to express snow or decoration, I’m not sure. Like how the smoke comes from the chimney though.

98. I’m sure this Dutch colonial house will bring you Christmas cheer.

Yes, it's a rather unusual design. But I'm sure there are those who'd like it nevertheless.

Yes, it’s a rather unusual design. But I’m sure there are those who’d like it nevertheless.

99. These wooden buildings create a rustic holiday village you won’t forget.

Never saw Christmas village buildings in this style before. So it goes on the post.

Never saw Christmas village buildings in this style before. So it goes on the post.

100. Hope this split level house puts you in the holiday mood.

For the record, split levels aren't the most friendly in terms of disability access. Still, this is quite the design.

For the record, split levels aren’t the most friendly in terms of disability access. Still, this is quite the design.

Deck the Halls with These Christmas Craft Projects (Second Edition)

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Last year, I did my first Christmas craft post which was a rather big success that I decided to do one for this year. Mostly because I have a lot of craft pictures saved from Pinterest that I could only put on the post which can only have so many slots. After all, Christmas is perhaps the biggest holiday of the year with people decorating their house to reflect the yuletide cheer. Thus, this leads to plenty of Christmas craft projects to choose from. And I mean plenty ranging from Christmas wreaths, Christmas garlands, Christmas tree ornaments, well, you get the idea. Nevertheless, as the Christmas season kicks off, you’ll start seeing people putting up their decorations. Some will buy them from the store or have already. Some will make their own which might take them quite some time. And some may put out the decorations they made from the previous years. I mean craft projects can last a long time. But unlike on Halloween, they must have their cobwebs dusted off first. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another installment of great Christmas craft projects to provide you inspiration for this holiday season.

  1. Oh, crap, Frosty the Snowman is now turned to slush.
Don't worry, this is just a Christmas melted snowman decoration. It's made from cotton and styrofoam. So don't cry all about it.

Don’t worry, this is just a Christmas melted snowman decoration. It’s made from cotton and styrofoam. So don’t cry all about it.

2. A white yarn Christmas wreath must always have red and green flowers.

Well, this is a nice simple Christmas design. Love the flowers. So pretty.

Well, this is a nice simple Christmas design. Love the flowers. So pretty.

3. A winter tulle wreath must always have some patches of shiny blue.

This one has a blue bird and blue flower like it's almost a snow scene. I think it's quite lovely to put on one's front door.

This one has a blue bird and blue flower like it’s almost a snow scene. I think it’s quite lovely to put on one’s front door.

4. You can make a hanging Christmas tree with only 3 wreaths.