Gingerbread House Photo Frame Ornament

Christmas tends to go past so quick! All the excitement building up during Advent, and then it’s over! I try and make sure to build some memories around this special holiday. Each year we add a photo frame ornament to our tree. This is a fun way to remember all the past years, and how the kids grow!

gingerbread house frame


Two years ago we made these cute mini wreaths and last year these handprint photo frames.

My almost 3 year old son made this super adorable gingerbread house photo frame today(my daughter made a pretty Santa frame!)

We used the thick craft sticks and I “built” the house for him. Older kids can do this step themselves.

house from craft sticks   

I gave him some bits and pieces: sweeties made from pipecleaners, pompomsChristmas trees and cotton wool to stick with glue onto his house.


He stuck the pieces on, randomly. We talked about the cotton wool that resembles snow, and feels soft. The pretend sweeties from pipecleaners that are so colourful etc.

With small pieces like these, I always give an earbud to use together with the glue. This way the kids only use a small amount. Oh, and do supervise whenever your young child work with small pieces!


A pretty gingerbread house picture frame!
gingerbread house   

I added his name and the year, together with a string at the back to hang it on the tree.

gingerbread house ornament  

Here it is, hanging on our tree: a special keepsake gingerbread house photo frame ornament! (This photo was taken at school in this past week when they had their Christmas party.)
  tree ornament  

Do remember to pop in to see all these fabulous ornaments by fellow kid bloggers:

Crystal Snowballs by Rainy Day Mom
Gingerbread Man Decoration by Adventures of Adam

Jolly Salt Dough Garland by Crafty Mama in ME
Easy Cinnamon Sled Ornament by Playdough & Popsicles
Egg Carton Snowman by Sugar Aunts
Jingle Bells Ornament by Peakle Pie
Bubble Wrap Holly Wreath by Crafty Kids at Home
Gingerbread Paper Decorations by Creative Family Fun
Kids Art Decorations by Non Toy Gifts
Handmade Card Holder by My Bright Firefly

Pom Pom Garland by Spark and Spook

Kid-made Lantern by Sunhats and Wellieboots

Recycled Snowman Decoration by The Creative Pair



  1. […] I love the idea of a keepsake handprint photo for Christmas. I have actually used salt dough before with red or green food coloring and it turned out great except now they are cracking only a year later. How do you preserve them for so long or are they not supposed to last that long? My son loves to see how his hand has grown over the past few years. michelle recently posted…Gingerbread House Photo Frame Ornament […]

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