I am not sure we're exactly as creative with our craftiness as we'd like to be. Mostly we just have fun and leave the creativity to other folks.
As evidenced by your second annual day-after-Thanksgiving gingerbread house decorating. We put forth some effort but don't have a lot of experience to draw from.
We buy our houses in kits. See that curved piece? That will prove to be a flaw we almost couldn't over come.
After a cave in or two I took over and used more glue/icing than normally called for. My fingers messed up the decorations on the front so the end result was a pretty slap-dash looking job.
The others looked way more inviting.
They still look festive and...surprise...the cats don't seem the least bit interested. Knock on wood.