Woman turns her parents' home into a real-life gingerbread house (PHOTOS)
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
It's absolutely incredible, and we can't wait to see what she comes up with next.