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Woman turns her parents' home into life-sized gingerbread house

Woman turns her parents' home into life-sized gingerbread house

Christine McConnell, photographer and artist, recently turned her parents' home in Highland, California, into a life-sized gingerbread house.

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"I decorated my parents house for Christmas", she wrote on her Instagram page where she posted all the pictures.

She started thinking of how to decorate their home for Christmas after all the attention she received when she turned their house into a monster this past Halloween.

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After the Halloween decoration she was blown away by all the attention and decided to do the same for Christmas.

She spent days fiddling with ideas and transforming them into a rough sketch in Photoshop.

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She then bought foam board, which she measured, cut and painted to create the various candy and gingerbread elements. To give the windows a cottage window look, McConnell placed masking tape over the glass.

She used nylon rope that she tied into a net pattern to mimic a roof with icing. The most difficult step, McConnell said, was the roof.

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The entire process, which McConnell did by herself, took nearly a week. Her nieces Chloe and Keira played Hansel and Gretel.

The house has drawn attention of many visitors.




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