Christmas lover transforms her home - into a giant gingerbread house

A Christmas lover has transformed her home - into a giant gingerbread house.

Carmen Croxall, 34, spent two weeks decorating the front of her rented home in Exeter, Devon.

And she says the end result is "next level" - having decorated the property several times in the last 18 months.

The latest design is complete with biscuit window frames, candy canes and gingerbread men.

And Carmen, who runs a props business, says around 70 percent of the house is made from recycled materials.

The fake brickwork is made from water-resistant MDF and the chocolates are old milk cartons covered in cellophane.

Her lollipop sticks are made from wooden dowel offcuts and an old drainage pipe and the pink icing is fabric leftover from a previous project and ball pit balls.

Carmen, owner of the Prop Factory, finished the house over the weekend.

And although the wet weather has proved to be a big test to how durable her decorations are, she believes the gingerbread house this year is her best project yet.