Every year I try to do something at Christmas that I make myself for a decoration. I got an idea last year that I wanted to do. Make a gingerbread house. I have never made one before. Now I didn't want to bake it, seemed like too much work (and could get expensive). So in the new year I kept my eyes open for after Christmas sales. I knew I wanted to spray it so I could keep it for a while. Well in March I got lucky! I found a gingerbread house on sale for $2.00!! (It was about to expire.) That didn't matter to me because had no intention of eating it. ;~)
Well while I was looking at it I also found a train, and it was only $2.00 too! So I thought go for it have a train and a house! Why not; it was only going to cost me $4.00.
I was so happy, get to try something new and get nice decorations too.
Three weeks ago I went to Winners and saw a gingerbread tree! It wasn't on sale (have only so much money for decorations) but I figured I could make one from gingerbread cookies. Now I figured that should be hard to find some cheap cookies. True to life, I couldn't find any gingerbread! Went back to Winners figured I could find a way to by the kit. Of course none left. Figures! I did see a Santa and sleigh so I bought it because I thought it would look good with what I had.
Today I went back just to see what was on sale. I found a kit for the tree. The last one! And it was $3.00 cheaper.
So now I have the house, train, tree and Santa with sleigh. I also have a tiny gingerbread house I found at the dollar store for $2.00. I now have a tiny village.
Tonight I finished the train (promised a few people I would post pictures) so here is a picture of the train’s box (what it is supposed to look like):
Mine’s a little different because there wasn't enough candy in the box to do what was on the cover, so I improvised! I like turned out better than I thought for my first try. ;~)
I hope you like it too!
I will post pictures after I finish each piece and when the village is done.
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