Monday, December 3, 2018

DIY Kitty Gingerbread House!

Since last night marked the first night of Chanukah, we were feeling a wee bit festive around the house.
It's honestly been a bit festive this entire week, starting with the Big Blizzard that arrived during the Thanksgiving holiday!

(cue requisite shot of snow from crappy camera phone...and back of kitty's head.
Can you tell how horrified Maxie is about all that white?)

Since it's the holidays, and so many of our friends are talking about the cool holiday cat houses they've found in certain large retailers (whose names begin with T and have a big red circle in their logo)....
In case they were all sold out by the time you made it to the store...
and in case you're feeling a wee bit crafty...
we thought we'd resurrect a fun DIY project we did a few years back.

(drum roll PLEEZ!)

We present: Your very own DIY Gingerbread House.

Faraday glares at Maxie from inside the Gingerbread House as he noms on the landscaping.
Maxwell: "Don't mind if I do." Faraday: Are you vandalizing the bushes in front of my house, Maxie?
Where's the Homeowner's Association Police when you need them?

All you need is a nice, big cardboard box, a box knife, and some sturdy tape.
For decor, we have some candies, snow trim and gingerbread men you can download and print (links at the end of this post).
Just adhere them to your house with a bit of white glue and you're ready to enjoy!

Check it out and let us know what you think:

Downloadable Links
for Gingerbread House 

Happy Holidays!!


  1. What a great gingerbread house! And wow, that's a lot of snow. Someone told me we were forecast snow this week, but all the forecasts i've checked just say rain! Typical Scotland.

  2. cute and well done!! (and we are thankful that snow decided NOT to fall here)

  3. Happy Chanukah! Da Boyz would rip anything like this to shreds in no time, so I'll stick with heavy cardboard boxes and scratcher beds for their amusement...LOL!

  4. Oooh, SNOW! I'll swap you for some British rain, wind and pail full of best grey! Love your house, does it come with mice, too? Just asking for a friend who fancies supper... er... a move! ;)

  5. That is cool! I have plenty of boxes to test it on.

  6. What a cool DIY project ! Great gingerbread house ! Purrs

  7. We don't like the white stuff either. Great looking kitty gingerbread house. We did one for Halloween that we saw online. Now we are going to make this one. Thanks for sharing the video and the cute photos. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  8. You have more snow than we do! You can keep it too!

  9. What a cool gingerbread house. We hope it gets lots of use. We don’t trust our mom with scissors, so we’ll settle for one already made. ;)

  10. Now that is super cool for cats! We could do it in XXXXXL to make it a dog house. Love the idea. My kitties have a gingerbread style scratcher house from Target they just love.

  11. Impressive work, plus bonus greens!

  12. Snow like that too, recently...then it rained and all that snow turned into mud we are cold again am=nd there is more new snow on the ground...but at lest there are a few sunpuddles to warm your furs in. At least for now...

    I bet a homemade house like yours with a good sturdy box would be a lot stronger than a bought-ed one...

    When I saw that picture, I had to think of the recent events here...
    I have been hopelessly AWOL due to work and other commitments...and also due to the recent home invasion we had. You can read about it on my last two posts...don’t worry, though. We are all fine, just shaken up...hope all is well with you and yours...we have so much catching up to do, I am just starting fresh as it were.


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