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HIGHLAND, Calif. — An artist got into the holiday spirit by transforming her parents’ home near San Bernardino into a Hansel and Gretel-inspired gingerbread house.

While no actual gingerbread was used in the design of the home, Christine McConnell created the decorations by hand.

I made a nylon rope net to mimic an iced roof… Getting it on was tricky! 😥

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“I’ve always decorated it for Christmas, but never something like this, just traditional,” McConnell told ABC News. “I did their house for Halloween and it just sort of blew up, and I never thought it would get this complicated.”

McConnell enlisted her nieces to dress-up as Hansel and Gretel to pull off a postcard-picture shot of the home.

Check out the gingerbread house in San Diego where FOX 5’s Heather Ford checked out: