Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Make a Recycled Gingerbread Village from Milk Cartons

Let's be honest: sometimes recycled crafts look, well, recycled. This recycled gingerbread village from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda is decidedly different. She does a great job showing you how to get realistic gingerbread texture for the walls and real frosting texture for the roof -all without frosting or gingerbread. You can leave these gingerbread houses out all season without worries about attracting pests and then pack them up to bring them out next year!


  • Empty milk and/or juice cartons
  • Paper napkins
  • Cereal box cardboard
  • Buttons in a variety of colors and sizes
  • Decoupage medium
  • Light brown and white acrylic craft paint
  • Dimensional Effects
  • Snow-Tex
  • White paint pen
  • Craft jewels
  • Faux candy canes
  • Beads
  • Yellow card stock
  • Tools: scissors, paintbrush, hot glue gun, sandpaper, palette knife, Black marker
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Find the directions online at Crafts by Amanda: Recycled Village of Gingerbread Houses

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