We Love This Twist On a Gingerbread House: a Gingerbread Snow Globe!

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Running out of time to spruce your home up for the holidays? Leave it to our viewers to come up with swift and thrifty fixes.

It's a gingerbread house! It's a snow globe! It's a gingerbread house IN a snow globe!

And this beauty — whipped up by Erica of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — couldn't be easier to make. Here's how:

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1. Start with a large, clear glass cookie jar or vase (be sure it has a top).

2. Fill the bottom with about 2 inches of granulated sugar, to make a snowy base.

3. Take the panels of your gingerbread house, and sprinkle them with powdered sugar for a winter wonderland effect. Gently tap off the extra.

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4. Stand the panels up inside the cookie jar, pressing them down into the sugar so they hold steady.

5. Pop on the top, and you have the ultimate holiday centerpiece.

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