If you ever had the outlandish desire to make little edible versions of your IKEA furniture, well, this is your year! The Canadian branch of the iconic Swedish home retailer has officially launched gingerbread patterns of some of its most famous pieces of furniture, encouraging customers to go "from gingerbread house to gingerbread höme."
Simply download the PDF patterns here for the Billy bookcase, the Malm bed, or the Rens rug (among other options!), print them out, cut them out, and trace around them on top of a sheet of gingerbread. You'll have to either bake your own gingerbread or you can pick up some pre-made dough at your nearest brick-and-mortar IKEA store (safely, of course!)
If you're going the homemade gingerbread route, IKEA's got you covered with bakeware, selling goods like the Idealisk flour sifter, the Baktradition baking mat, the Magasin rolling pin, the Vardagen measuring spoons, and the Dessert measuring cups.
You can also enter a contest to win a limited-edition IKEA furniture cookie cutter set, but only if you're based in Canada. Canadian IKEA Family members will be automatically entered once they make a purchase using their membership card. Not an IKEA Family member? You'll be entered into the contest as soon as you sign up for a free account.
Now, the only question is — will assembling the gingerbread furniture be easier than assembling the IRL furniture? The jury's still out on that one.
Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.