This is one my mum in England used to make when we were kids. It was always the biggest hit every year. Use your imagination and a variety of candies to make doors, windows, pathways, and a garden. Note, this gingerbread house takes 2 to 3 days to complete. You can buy a variety of candies for decoration.
Dipping Pine Cones in Paint for a Custom Look- Twist the pointed end of a bamboo skewer into the end of a pinecone. The paint mixture is 3 parts paint and 2 parts water. Dunk the pine cone into the paint and then set on wax paper to dry.