Merry Christmas from Simply Stated

December 24, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

Many of us at Real Simple are now home for the holidays, but I wanted to be sure to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.

 

This is how I’ve been celebrating with my family on the morning of Christmas Eve:

 

No-Bake Gingerbread House Kit from Williams-Sonoma

 

Here’s the step-by-step. Fair warning, it’s the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of Gingerbread Houses.

 

Setting out the supplies:

 

Gingerbread-supplies

 

Icing the pieces to stick together:

 

Gingerbread-frontandback

 

Walls are up. We’re ready for the roof:

 

Gingerbreadhouse-ready for roof

 

The roof is on:

 

Gingerbreadhouse-withroof

 

Now it’s piped:

 

Gingerbread-pipedroof

 

Now it’s decorated:

 

Gingerbread-decoratedroof

 

It’s coming right along. That wreath is going to require a little love.

 

Gingerbread-comingtogether

 

Frosty the Snowman!

 

Gingerbread-snowman

 

We’re almost done.

 

Gingerbread-almostdone

 

And the finished product:

 

Gingerbread-final

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at RealSimple.com (and The Appenbrink family)!

 

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