Gingerbread Garland

by Lori Craig

Use our template and supplies you already own for a sweet Gingerbread Garland.


  • Kraft cardstock
  • White pigment ink - (Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube used here)
  • White ink pens (Graph'It Shake White Marker used here)
  • Assorted small stamps - optional
  • Journaling templates - optional
  • Popsicle stick - optional
  • Scissors
  • Red twine
  • Mini clothes pins


  1. Step 1

    Download our Splitcoast Gingerbread Village PDF.

    Print the pattern on preferred cardstock. We've used kraft.

  2. Step 2

    Cut the gingerbread houses from the printed template.

  3. Optional: Adjust the height of the houses as you cut to make some taller by extending the length of the sides.

  4. Step 3

    Look for common craft supplies to use as templates for gingerbread house details. Here I've used an old journaling template. Another idea would be to trace die-cut pieces of cardstock or the negative space.

    Use a white gel or paint pen for marking your gingerbread. Another option would be white acrylic paint and a small detail brush.

  5. Step 4

    Different sized popsicle sticks make great templates for arched doors or windows.

  6. Step 5

    Use small stamps and white pigment ink to add detail and flair to your gingerbread houses.

    Small florals and flourish images are good options. Smaller background prints make great options for roof patterns.

  7. Step 6

    Add doodles to finish your house detail with white pen or paint. There is no right or wrong, and the hand drawn parts add to the whimsical charm. Have fun!

  8. Step 7

    Finish garland by attaching houses to twine with mini clothespins and hang.

    The whimsy and flexibility makes this a perfect family holiday activity. Pattern could easily be enlarged while printing for slightly bigger houses. Enjoy!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Gingerbread Garland. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

So cute, Lori! Looks easy and fun.
smadson  |  Sun Nov 8, 2020 at 8:27 AM
I've printed the template!
muscrat  |  Sun Nov 8, 2020 at 5:29 PM
Too cute! I unfortunately don't have a printer, but I do have a ruler so may try to "freehand" your template with the assistance of my trusty straight-edge. This would be adorable to decorate the house for Christmas!

DancesWithHooves  |  Tue Nov 10, 2020 at 8:15 AM

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