Monday, December 12, 2011
The Famed Life-Sized Gingerbread House
I've had a lot of nutty assignments over the years, but when my editor at ShelterPop called me last year to ask if I'd be willing to help her build a life-sized gingerbread house, it was definitely a unique challenge. Of my many projects for ShelterPop, helping to help plan and build a life-sized gingerbread house that was donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital was my favorite. We had a ton of fun building it, and it was even sweeter knowing it was for a good cause. If you're curious about how we built it, check out this video.
I made the gumdrop wreath in advance, using a styrofoam wreath form and a LOT of gumdrops. To secure them to the form, I spiked each drop on a toothpick, covered the bottom in hot glue and pressed it into the wreath.
Editors brought in their kids to help. It was lots of fun "working" with the kiddos.
Posted by Laura Fenton at 9:08 AM