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Life-Size Gingerbread House Front Door Décor

Gingerbread houses have been a holiday tradition for hundreds of years. Fairy tales and traditions blending so perfectly that it’s common to see gingerbread men, lighted gingerbread houses and candy decorations on mantels, trees, and lawns during the month of December. If you’re looking for a way to dress up your Knotty Alder Lighted Exterior Doors for the holiday here are some DIY candy crafts to turn your front porch into a fabulous sugarplum display.


Photos by Stephanie Ogilvie, The Roanoke Times

1. Lollipops

These bright, cellophane wrapped lollipops would look delightful lining a walkway or porch posts.


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2. Wrapped Candies

Make plenty of these wrapping paper and pool noodle candies to hang as a garland on the eaves of your home.


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3. Peppermint Sticks

Nothing says “Christmas” more than peppermint sticks. These simple decorations can be made from porch beams, light posts, or stand-alone decorations.


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4. Gingerbread Man

These classic cookie cutter decorations are perfect for a sweet front door décor.


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5. Candy Lights

This candy garland will look beautiful both day and night all through the holiday season.


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