Hello Friends and welcome here to those of you who are coming over from Janet at Shabby Fu Fu! I am humbled to have you visiting me today as I join some talented ladies and we do a bHome For The Holidays Tour.
I wanted to focus on some simple ways to dress your kitchen up for the Christmas season and then show a fun twist the loved gingerbread house.
There are some easy ways to add Christmas cheer to your home and here are some that I enjoy doing!
Baskets – filled with decorative linens or varying holiday greens…
Wreaths – can take the place of a tree when there isn’t enough room and add a wonderful traditional elegance…
(Wreath from Michaels)
Signs – declare beautiful messages or favorite Christmas hymns. They can speak to our heart just as food can speak to our souls ;)…
(Sign from Between You and Me Signs)
Mini Trees – take the place of spring time plants and add life to whatever surface you place them. I love tucking them into little corners or shelves here and there.
Seasonal Fruit – is a perfect nod to all the delicious baking and cooking that goes on throughout the month. It looks pretty and is vibrant on the table or island.
And don’t forget the baking or goody making! We recently made a little twist on the gingerbread houses seen all around. Last year I tried this idea out and I thought it would be perfect to share the Smores Houses with you today!
You will need:
- Graham Crackers
- Frosting (we used both chocolate and vanilla)
- Varying chocolates (squares and chips)
- Mini marshmallows
- Shredded coconut
- Icing (I actually used some from a different gingerbread kit but I am sure you can buy this separately too).
Here is how you will put these sweet houses together! (Please note that this gets quite messy and it was not as tidy as most of the photos I share with you – but we had the best time making them! 😉
- First you will line 3 graham crackers out and then frost the back of a 4th one and use it to adhere the 3 together.
- Make 2 of the 3 pieced walls and then 2 of the 2 pieced walls.
- Layer on frosting to your plate where you will begin to build the house.
- Build up your walls (with frosting in between) and then give the top support with more frosting and graham crackers.
- Carefully put 6 graham crackers on top for a roof and spread a thin layer of chocolate.
- Organically spread out the mini marshmallows for a snowy top.
- Now use your icing to add detail and cover up some of the mess, lol…
- You can take chocolate squares and make them into a front door.
- Please note that the top roof will get heavy and soften from the frosting so this house will not last for extended days…
And there you have it and holiday cookie house using all the ingredients of a campfire favorite! I hope you enjoyed these little tips and Smores House. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway (details below) and visit the rest of the beautiful tour – Redhead Can Decorate is next on the stop! Thanks so much for joining me here!
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I love everything about your home! It’s so bright and homey!
Susan thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by!
Janet - Shabbyfufu says
LOVE the s’mores house and may have to do that here! xo
Janet thank you so much – we really had fun with something a little different and of course it tastes good too 😉 – xo
[email protected] Antiques says
Annie, your home is so beautiful in it’s holiday best. I’m so excited to be part of this Holiday Home Tour with you! Xo Lidy
Lidy that is so kind and much appreciated! Thank you! xo
Super cute, Annie! Nice to get to know you-Merry Christmas!
Shirley @Housepitality Designs says
Seeing your kitchen for any day or season is always such a treat. Truly beautiful! And I am impressed that the wreath is from Michael’s…gorgeous! Thanks so much for the recipe/tutorial on the Graham Cracker House. Love it!!! Merry Christmas!
kelly wilkniss says
So very very lovely Annie! I saw your ‘houses’ on your IG story the other day. Precious! Bet you had fun making them too! Your home is so warm & welcoming.
laura janning says
love your twist on the gingerbread…oppps I mean smoreshouse. awesome. happy holidays
What a fun activity I think I will plan on doing this with my son. Love all the Christmas details in your home.
Kristy Seibert says
Everything is so pretty- thanks for all of the wonderful tips for adding simple easy holiday accents to any room. (I must confess my favorite thing was the SMORES HOUSE! Pure genius!!) Its been fun blog hopping with you this week…
Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says
Your kitchen looks very festive Annie and I adore that wreath on your hutch. Merry Christmas!!
Oh my word! A smores house?? You had me at smores house lol Beautiful as always!
Lory at Designthusiasm says
Annie, your holiday kitchen gives me the warm fuzzies!! It feels like you’ve really gotten to the heart of everything that’s lovely this time of year… especially the Smores House!!
Mary Beth says
Everything looks so beautiful! I especially love the Silent Night Wall Art – a wonderful reminder of why we celebrate.
Sarah | She Holds Dearly says
I want to order one of the O Holy Night signs for next year to hang on our brick wall, that is my all time favorite Christmas song. And I adore your s’mores house idea. My kids would love that!