“Gingerbread houses are fun, but all too often are temporary because they are made from actual gingerbread, icing and candies. I wanted a Christmas village made up of gingerbread houses, but one I could bring out each year,” Amanda explains on her blog, Crafts by Amanda. Her solution for keeping her gingerbread village fresh was to skip the cookies and go straight for the milk–she started saving milk and juice cartons!
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage discovered this little church–part of a Christmas village–at Goodwill. She was willing to shell out $1.50 for it, know that there was a way to give it a facelift.