Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gingerbread Train Station [part 1]

For the last three year, the AuralArtists have gotten together on the day after Thanksgiving to make a gingerbread creation. The first year we created a gingerbread house, complete with a fish in a brook and a rainbow bridge. The second year we worked on a little gingerbread village.

This year we created a gingerbread train station. Each of us decorated a car. Then we set it in a winter wonderland.


Two engines, two train cars, a licorice track with pretzel railroad ties. Four species of trees. Three expressive snowmen. Coconut and icing snow. Loads and loads of candy.

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We used the fabric circles / wooden skewer / star button trees for the last couple years. The sparkly blue tree was found at a thrift store.

We made the centerpiece tree by curling a piece of paper into a cone shape, then wrapping it with gold tinsel garland. Then we gave it a garland of red and green ribbons and a jelly star on top. To finish it off, we added tiny wrapped gifts and sugarplum presents.

The chocolate trees are made from Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and a Hershey's Kiss. We finished them with a garland of frosting and lights made of teeny candy jaw breakers.


This is the third year the snowfolk have made an appearance. They're made from rolls of felt with felt and button scarves, painted faces, topped with a hat made from the fingertips of a knit glove.

This is the happy Christmas tree farmer.

This poor fellow's snow fort started to melt and fell apart.

This overly excited chap is totally wowed to catch a glimpse of The Prince of Candy Cane Lane.  You'll meet him tomorrow!



I found the inspiration for the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup trees on Pinterest
Original by Good Housekeeping

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