Gingerbread Town Candle Holders Christmas Mantle Tutorial with Free Printable Templates

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It's gingerbread season once again!  I'm gearing up to make my usual 100+ gingerbread houses this year, but I also had an idea for a fun, special gingerbread project for myself and for fun.

This year's fun gingerbread project was something I've been dreaming up for a while:  a gingerbread village mantle.  But instead of regular gingerbread houses, I made gingerbread candle holders.

The soft glow coming through the windows of the gingerbread houses is absolutely magical, and the warmth from the candles enhances the sweet, spicy, magical Christmas scent of the gingerbread.  

I'm so happy with this year's gingerbread project!  And in today's post, I'm sharing the tutorial and free printable templates with you so you can do it for yourself.

One new tool I used for this year's gingerbread adventure:  my brand new Samsung Galaxy S8+.  I'm in the taxi-driver phase of parenting--to swimming lessons, gymnastics, girl scouts, viola lessons, cello lessons, Irish dance, more Irish dance, MORE Irish dance.  And I end up with a lot of down time waiting for various classes to end that can easily become wasted time.  I don't have time for wasted time during the holiday season.  But I recently picked up a new Samsung Galaxy S8+ at Target, and it's been AMAZING for helping me reclaim more productive time in my day.

I'm a very hands-on kind of designer, and I like to play around with sketches as well as lists when I'm trying to make a plan (for a party, or a holiday, or whatever), and I am loving the pre-loaded Samsung Notes app.  Lists!  Sketches!  All in one place!  And that place is in my purse and with me wherever I go!  The phone is lightning fast, and the camera on the phone is remarkable.  I actually took the hero/pin photo at the top of this page with the phone camera.  At night.  With my shaky hands.  One try.  And even though I took the picture just to test out the camera's capabilities, I ended up liking that photo better than the ones I took with my $3000 fancy DSLR camera and lens.  I'm seriously impressed.

And for a limited time only, receive a $300 Target GiftCard™ with Purchase and Activation of the Samsung Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ in-store at Target! Valid 11/19/17-11/27/17 and 12/3/17-12/9/17 only.  Sweet!  Almost as sweet as my gingerbread houses.  ;-)

Or you could win one!  Enter the sweepstakes!

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And look, I made a video tutorial for you, too!


Ready for all the details and instructions for the gingerbread candle holder mantle, including free printable templates for everything?  Head to page two.

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido