We’re slowly starting to decorate our home for the festive season and with Christmas not far away, we’re sharing a super-quick and easy free printable DIY gingerbread house garland to add some festive cheer to your home, too.
This DIY gingerbread house garland only takes minutes to make and you probably already have all the supplies you need to make it at home!
This is what you will need to make this DIY gingerbread house garland:
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- Thick paper or card (we recommend 160g/m²)
- Craft knife or scissors
- Cord or twine
- Printer – this is the printer that we have and absolutely love as the prints are high-quality and the ink lasts forever (well almost). We highly recommend it!
- Printable gingerbread house garland
How to make a DIY gingerbread house garland:
Download & print the gingerbread houses
Once you’ve downloaded the free printable advent village, print it onto some thick paper. Print as many as you need to make a garland as long as you want.
We used 160g paper which is ideal for this project as it’s not too thick for the printer but strong enough to hold its shape.
Cut out the houses
When you’ve printed all of the houses, cut them out with a craft knife or some scissors. I prefer to use a craft knife for perfectly straight lines but use what you prefer and feel most comfortable with.
Make the garland
After cutting out the houses it’s time to make the garland. Lay out the houses in the order you want and flip them over.
Then attach some string to the back of each house with some tape. Flip it over again and your festive DIY gingerbread house garland is finished.
All that’s left to do is hang it up and enjoy it during the festive season.
As you can see, I really wasn’t exaggerating when I said that this DIY gingerbread house garland is quick and easy to make. In total it took about 10 minutes to print and cut out the houses and hang them up.
This gingerbread garland would look fantastic hung in a window or on some shelves. But, because these houses are made of paper, we don’t recommend hanging them close to a fireplace you’ll actually be using though! Always be safe and hang them somewhere away from a fire or candles to enjoy.
Have you already started to decorate your home for Christmas? Is your Christmas tree already up? What are your favourite Christmas decorations?