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Question: What is your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #58, Gingerbread House Contest?  (Voting closed: January 19, 2011 11:54:05 AM)
A gingerbread house of (my) firsts (with lots of pics) - 4 (1.4%)
Adorable Gingerbread house made by my 2 year old Daughter!! - 1 (0.3%)
Aloha! Tropical Tiki Hut - 13 (4.5%)
Cozy Christmas Cottage - 1 (0.3%)
Cozy Thatched Roof Cottage - 35 (12.2%)
Dr. Who Gingerbread House - 22 (7.7%)
First gingerbread house. - 1 (0.3%)
Flash's Gingerbread House - 2 (0.7%)
Gingerbread Fortress of the Angelic Orders (soooo many pics) - 8 (2.8%)
Gingerbread House of Cards! - 13 (4.5%)
Gingerbread neighborhood - all the places I've lived on one street (many pics!) - 4 (1.4%)
Harry Potter Hogwarts Inspired Castle 13 Images - 0 (0%)
Harry Potter inspired "The Burrows" or the Weasley Home - 119 (41.5%)
Hello Kitty Gingerbread House - 4 (1.4%)
Moomin Gingerbread house - 3 (1%)
My 1st Gingerbread House from Scratch! - 0 (0%)
MY First Ginger Breadhouse - 0 (0%)
Norwegian Hut (Innerdalen Gammelhytter) in Gingerbread - 3 (1%)
Oh by Golly we had a Wabi Sabi X-mas - 3 (1%)
Our first gingerbread house - 0 (0%)
Peanuts Inspired Snoopy Gingerbread Doghouse - 4 (1.4%)
Penguin Wonderland - 3 (1%)
Queen Anne Style gingerbread - 31 (10.8%)
Santa's Beach House - 3 (1%)
Tasty Nautilus House - 5 (1.7%)
When Hansel met Gretl - 1 (0.3%)
wintry cannibal frosty - 2 (0.7%)
You can't catch them, it's them Duke boys! - 2 (0.7%)
Total Voters: 287

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« on: December 01, 2010 09:56:32 PM »

Craft Challenge #58 - Gingerbread House Contest 2 - Entries Due Jan 3 - Jan 10

Winner announced!  Congrats, mezcraft!
Your Harry Potter-inspired home is the winner of our second annual Gingerbread House Contest!

To see all of the muggle goodness, check out her full project thread here:

Congrats to all of our entries this year, and have fun with your Etsy.com shopping spree, mezcraft!

It's time to vote!  Scroll up to see the voting poll.  Good luck to all of the yummy creations!

The entry board is open!  Post your entry thread here!

Let's bring in the New Year with an Etsy Shopping Spree!  Our Gingerbread House Contest last year was such a success that we decided to make it an annual challenge.  So, once again, it's time to get out those mixing bowls and get crafting!

Your challenge this month is to make and decorate a gingerbread house.  Any type of house is permitted (cottage, castle, etc.) as long as it has walls and a roof of gingerbread.  Your entry must be made of edible parts, but it's not limited to sweets only.  The only non-edible parts allowed are a base, lighting and/or electrical components.  No gingerbread house kits for this challenge.  No size restraints -- miniature to life-size houses are tasty and welcome for this challenge.


  • Craft your project during this challenge period (Dec 1 2010 - Jan 10 2011) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will not be removed from the entry board, but they will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • Post your craft during the period of Jan 3 - Jan 10 2011.  No sooner.  No later.  On Jan 3 2011 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from Jan 11 - Jan 18 2011.
  • Enter only ONE project.  Your entry can have multiple components to it.


It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original, has never been posted on Craftster, or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, please give credit to that project. Smiley


At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner (US or non-US) will get:

(1) a $250 shopping spree from Etsy!
(2) their project in the Featured Projects area
(3) their project in the Craftster Blog
(4) and a prize from us at Craftster.org -- any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

To redeem the $250 Etsy shopping spree, the winner must go to Etsy, select the items and put them in their cart.  Once the items are in their cart, the winner will contact Craftster Admin, sweets4ever, via jean@craftster.org with their Etsy Username and Etsy Email.  Craftster Admin will contact Etsy with this information and Etsy will will process the order (at no cost) for the winner.  If any or all of the items are out of stock, over the allotted prize value amount or otherwise unavailable, Etsy will contact the winner directly and instruct them how to proceed. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010 05:32:09 AM »

YESSSS!!!  I designed my "house" this year hoping you'd have this contest again!

Just have to finish installing the electrical component, and mine's done.  Its not going to win by a long stretch, but I love it and it makes me smile to look at it, and that's all that counts!

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010 08:06:32 AM »

Every year at his birthday party, my son and all of his cousins (and boy are there a lot Cheesy) make gingerbread houses.  We have been doing it for 4 years now (we figured out it's a good way to coax people out of the house for a winter birthday party LOL), and despite the fact that I end up baking and getting the decorations for 20 or more houses, I have never decorated one for myself.  I am excited to give it a shot this year!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010 09:01:38 AM »

so excited for this!  And jealous of whoever wins that awesome prize!

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010 05:46:28 PM »

I'm bound and determined to bake and build a ginger bread house this year... or maybe a few, or more... I dunno yet. I'm undecided on what it'll look like, but I can't wait to figure it out!

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010 06:30:16 PM »

Oh man, this one I've gotta enter! I work at a camp, and the First girls weekends of the school year are ALWAYS gingerbread houses!

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010 08:29:46 PM »

omg i know EXACTLY what i'm going to do.
and i'm probably going to drive myself to the brink of insanity trying to pull it off.

« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010 09:57:44 PM »

im definetely going to try to enter! this would just be way too much fun!

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i also would love to swap for handspun yarn!!!!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010 11:06:45 PM »

I love when you guys are excited about challenges!  This was actually one of my favorite challenges last year, so I've been patiently waiting for the time to roll around again!

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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010 08:19:59 AM »

 I've never in my life made a gingerbread house, and Mom said we could make one this year! I'm so excited. Now to "Cook up a real good theme"

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