What would Creepmas be without at least one epic fail in the craft department? I purchased a little gingerbread cookie house on sale at Cost Plus with such big dreams of the perfect gingerdead Creepmas house. Something like one of the amazing structures below..
Alas, it was not meant to be. Upon opening the box, I found the cookie walls and roof broken in multiple pieces. Any sane person would have just thrown it in the trash. I am not sane. I set about glueing the parts back together with the black frosting provided by the kit. I let them dry about 5 hours. The instructions said to decorate before assembly which I gladly did.
Then came the fun part - actually putting it together into a house like structure. I enlisted his Lordships helpful hands and we began. 1 wall up, then 2, then 3 - it looked like success might be ours. But wall number 4 actually split back it two, pulling other broken pieces off and shifting the whole thing, giving it the appearance of a house with major foundation issues.
"This thing will never support a roof!" I cried as I stuck my finger yet again into the icing on the decorated sides. Then I had the brilliant idea to glue the roof to cardboard so it would not crumble again. Finally, I put the roof on and over and over, watched it slide off. Carefully, I slipped my Tupperware freezer mates under the eaves and let it dry overnight. I have to say it is a pathetic piece of crap, but if your still reading this I suppose I can let you see some pictures just for your perseverance.
This is what is supposed to look like:
Here's what I made:
See all those black lines? That's where I mended it with frosting. From this angle you can see the cardboard, the uneven roof and the black smudges were I stuck my fingers in the icing a dozen times. Such a sad little thing but I will be damned if it is not still standing!