Lifesize Gingerbread House

Handmade Christmas yard art including a gingerbread house, reindeer, sleigh and more!

by Reid Kagemoto


I work in the Marketing Department on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and this year I decided to build Santa’s village using foam. I framed the gingerbread house with 2x4s first and then glued on the foam boards. It was very easy to cut through the foam with the Hot Knife, Engraving Tool and Freehand Router. It was a blast to build. And so easy to transport. The gingerbread house is 8 feet tall and about 6 feet wide.


Create your own Santas village
Santas village
DIY Santa's Village
Santa's Village


My boss was very pleased with the results and we’re planning on creating more props for upcoming events.

Tropical Santa's Village
Tropical Santa's Village


Tropical Santa's VillageThank you Hot Wire Foam Factory for such great products!

Suggested tools/materials for this project:

Foam Fusion • Industrial Hot Knife Kit • StyroPlast