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Artist Transforms Her Parents’ Home into a Gingerbread House

Artist Transforms Her Parents’ Home into a Gingerbread House

Remember the creative guru who made a pumpkin pie shaped like a carriage for Thanksgiving? The same one who turned her parents house into a green-eyed monster for Halloween? Yeah, we think it’s safe to say that Christine McConnell is an artist who goes big or goes home. This holiday season, she’s going all out again by giving her parents’ house (which already looks like it’s plucked right out of a fairytale) another magical makeover: gingerbread style!

That’s right, this gal created a giant confectionary gingerbread house, complete with peppermint bushes and lollipop lawn ornaments out front. Hey, she even roped her niece and nephew into posing as Hansel and Gretal, as you can see above. There’s no denying that the house looks perfect and delicious… want to go to there.

See that white lacey stuff on the roof? That’s a nylon rope net that McConnell strung up herself (as evidenced below), to mimic an iced roof. Now, that’s some serious (risky) dedication to craft.

I made a nylon rope net to mimic an iced roof… Getting it on was tricky! 😥

A photo posted by Christine McConnell (@christinehmcconnell) on

McConnell told ABC News that the gingerbread men are her favorite part about the house, and we might have to agree. Plus, given McConnell’s solid experience with snacks of the sweet variety (she just wrote a book called Deceptive Desserts which is available for pre-order), you can bet that they taste as good as they look. 

  My nieces Chloe and Keira played Hansel and Gretel. They’re my favorite people 😍😍   A photo posted by Christine McConnell (@christinehmcconnell) on

What do you make of McConnell’s’s real-life gingerbread house? What should she decorate her parents’ house as next? (We think she should go all lovey-dovey for Valentine’s Day). Reach out on Twitter, or sound off in the comments below.

HT: Laughing Squid

IMAGE: Instagram/christinehmcconnell/Christine McConnell 

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