Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow...The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
~ Robert Frost
My son and I built this little 'cabin in the woods' for Christmas '09. He loves to build, so this was a great project to do with him. We purchased a kit and donated the candy to his class for an art project. The 'stone' on the house and chimney is cinnamon and sugar covered pecans from Target. We used a bag of fake snow and sprinkled baby food (remember the flaky rice cereal? It works great as snow) with some fine glitter everywhere. The snow man is made of icing with extra sugar. The 'nose' is the end of a toothpick painted orange. The 'eyes' are little chocolate sprinkles. The pretzel 'gate' leads up a Triscuit 'cobblestone path (not pictured, but pieces broken and laid in a herringbone pattern) to a graham cracker 'door.' The 'shingles' on the roof are Life cereal. The 'tree' candle is from Pier 1. The 'wreath' is real evergreen wrapped with some wire.
We built the gingerbread house on a tray, so we could move it around easily for different vignettes.
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