Woman turns her parents' home into a real-life gingerbread house (PHOTOS)

Dec 9, 2015 at 1:07 p.m. ET

LA-based artist Christine McConnell decided to turn her parents' house into a life-size gingerbread house, and we can't wait to move in.

Fresh off the heels of the amazing Halloween-themed transformation she bestowed upon her folks' house in October, the talented Ms. McConnell is back with her Christmas rendition: She turned their humble abode into a life-size gingerbread house.

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Complete with dripping frosting, candy cane-lined windows and trim and a few well-placed peppermint pinwheels, this amazing home is definitely in the Christmas spirit. As expected, McConnell has incorporated a few spooky elements — namely, having her nieces play the parts of Hansel and Gretel, who were, of course, lured into a witch's home by way of a candy-trimmed house. She tells ABC News that she even designed and created the costumes the girls are wearing.

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McConnell spent a lot of time cutting, painting and hanging each element (made of foam board) into a perfectly planned-out ode to Christmastime, and for that, we are thankful.

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The icing on the roof is actually a net she constructed out of nylon rope. She admits, in her caption, that getting it on the house was "tricky."

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She tells ABC News that the whole thing, from the design phase to creating the pieces and hanging them up, took a few weeks, but she did everything herself — even putting the nylon icing net on the roof and placing masking tape over the windows to create a "cottage" look to the home.

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It's absolutely incredible, and we can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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