Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year, and that’s something most can agree on!
There are many ways to celebrate this festive time of the year, and these can include hanging decorations, putting up the Christmas tree and creating a delicious gingerbread house!
Gingerbread houses can come in a wide variety of different styles and structures, and it can be fun to learn how to draw a gingerbread house to imagine all of the variations you could go for.
By the end of this guide, you will be able to create your own awesome gingerbread house designs!
We hope you have a wonderful festive time with this step-by-step guide on how to draw a gingerbread house, no matter the time of year!
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw A Gingerbread House – Let’s get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Next, start drawing some decorations for the gingerbread house
- Step 3 – Now, keep adding some candy decorations
- Step 4 – Next, draw some windows for the house
- Step 5 – Now, you can finish off the details of your gingerbread house
- Step 6 – Finish off your gingerbread house drawing with some color
- 3 More tips to make your gingerbread house drawing easy!
- Your Gingerbread House Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Gingerbread House – Let’s get Started!
We will be drawing the roof and the chimney in this first step of our guide on how to draw a gingerbread house.
We will be going for a snow-covered appearance for this gingerbread house, and we will reflect that with the lines that we use for the drawing.
For the roof, you will be drawing a sharply arched shape. This shape will have a smooth line for the top of it, yet underneath you will be using lots of rounded lines for the appearance of snow beneath it.
Then, you can draw two straight lines coming from the right-hand slope of the roof, and then we will draw the snowy top of the chimney using some more curved lines.
That will do it for this first step, and we will continue adding to the house as we move on.
Step 2 – Next, start drawing some decorations for the gingerbread house
This gingerbread house drawing of yours will be filled with some beautiful festive details and designs. We shall start to add these in this second step.
First, draw a row of small circles into the outline of the roof that you drew in the previous step. This will make it look like there is a row of small candies stuck into the roof.
Then, draw some rounded shapes on the top lines of the roof for even more candy sticking out of the roof. We will then be drawing a pretty star on the tip of the roof, and this will be attached to two small straight lines.
Finally, we will make this image even cozier by drawing some wavy smoke coming from the chimney.
Step 3 – Now, keep adding some candy decorations
There are already lots of delicious pieces of candy on your house, but you can never have too much candy!
For that reason, we will add some more in this next step of our guide on how to draw a gingerbread house.
First, start by drawing a large circle underneath the tip of the roof. This will then have some swirling lines inside of it and some small shapes on the side to make it look like candy in a wrapper. Then, we will draw some wavy lines beneath that and add some small circles along them.
This step will then be finished off with some candy cane supports for the house. You can draw these with some straight lines with curved ones going along it for that signature candy cane pattern.
Step 4 – Next, draw some windows for the house
Continuing on with your gingerbread house drawing, we will now be adding some windows to it in this step.
You can make these windows by drawing two slightly rounded squares that have four smaller squares within each one.
Then, there will be some rectangles beneath the windows with more of that candy cane pattern decorating them.
Finally, we will finish off with some small circles above the windows. Then you’re ready for some final details in the next step!
Step 5 – Now, you can finish off the details of your gingerbread house
Before you color in your drawing, we have some final details to add in this fifth part of our guide on how to draw a gingerbread house.
First, you can use a rounded line for the door of the house. This will have a small window with a heart in it near the top.
Finally, we will finish off with some rounded shapes for some tasty trees at the base of the house. These will finish off our final details, but you should feel free to add any more of your own!
You could draw your favorite candies onto this house or add some more Christmas decorations for just a few festive ideas.
Step 6 – Finish off your gingerbread house drawing with some color
Your gingerbread house drawing is almost done, and all it needs are some beautiful colors to really finish it off.
We showed you some of the colors we would use in our reference image, but you should take this opportunity to use any of your favorite colors to finish it off. The more bright and cheerful colors you can incorporate into this image the better!
You could also use your favorite art mediums to create colors that are as bright or subtle as you would like, and this is a great way to put your own spin on the picture.
There are so many incredible ways you can finish off this drawing with colors, so have fun with it and show us how creative you can be!
3 More tips to make your gingerbread house drawing easy!
Make a tasty artwork as we make this easy to draw gingerbread house even easier!
This fun gingerbread house drawing we created is done in a fun and simple style. That being said, there is still lots of detail packed into the design, and this can make it more intimidating.
This drawing is all about getting creative with your design, so you should feel free to customize the details and remove any that are making it difficult for you.
Changing or removing details will not make the design worse, but it will make it different. That means that you have the added benefit of a more personalized design as well as making this gingerbread house drawing easy to do!
This gingerbread house sketch shows off a classic design, but they come in many different variations. You could change the design to a different one if that would also make it easier for you to do!
You may have had a gingerbread house at a past Christmas celebration, and if that is the case you may have some photos to work from. Either that or you could look up some gingerbread house designs online to help you.
You could create all kinds of amazing gingerbread house designs this way, and working from a reference will make it much easier. Do you have a favorite gingerbread house design that you could use?
There are always so many options available when it comes to coloring an artwork. It can get overwhelming, but there are lots that you can use to make this drawing of a gingerbread house even more special!
For the smaller details, it could take a long time using pens, paint and other such mediums. You could use some crafts to make coloring these details much easier!
For instance, you could use beads and small stickers for some of the smaller details of the gingerbread house. This would be easier and it would provide an added element to your drawing.
What other crafts and art tools would make it easier for you?
Your Gingerbread House Drawing is Complete!
You have successfully completed this guide on how to draw a gingerbread house, and you have ended up with a beautiful, festive artwork!
We hope that this guide showed you how easy and fun it can be to design one of these tasty houses.
This guide has also given you all the tools you need to create your own gingerbread house designs, and you can personalize this one with your own details as well.
This is your chance to let your creativity shine, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We also have some more amazing guides for you to enjoy on our website. We upload new ones frequently so be sure to visit often to never miss out!
Then, when your gingerbread house drawing is finished and colored, we would love to see it! You can show us your tasty artwork by sharing it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages.