Monthly Archives: June 2018

two new putz houses listed to etsy

I listed two new houses to Etsy. I made the following one a few weeks ago, and for some reason I don’t remember, it was set aside. Yesterday, I was sorting my stock and realized it hadn’t been listed. So, I took care of that as well as listing a house I finished yesterday. The […]

yellow and teal putz house

This Putz house is one of several two-story patterns I have. The vintage Christmas card has some great colors Because there was some red on the Christmas card, I wanted to use some red on the Putz, so I dusted the bottle brush trees with red glitter. A tiny snowman greets visitors at the front […]

red and teal putz barn

I found a Christmas card with a barn picture that I just had to use. I haven’t made a barn with a silo before. The roof is made from corrugated cardboard to simulate a ridged metal roof. The fence is made from heavy-weight poster board and wooden skewers. The cow’s name is Merry. I added […]

blue and yellow putz church

This Putz church is the second one I made from this pattern. I drew the pattern with inspiration from a photograph of a vintage Putz church. You can see the first church here: Yellow and Green Putz Church This church features a metal, free-swinging bell in the bell tower, two bottle brush trees and a […]

red and tan putz barn

The newest Putz barn is finished and I’ve listed it to my Etsy shop. Just for fun, here’s a picture of it “pre-snow.” The barn and the fence haven’t been glued down yet, either. Corrugated cardboard makes a great ridged metal roof. I drew the pattern for the barn without the inspiration of a […]

Christmas diorama ornaments

Using plastic ornaments, which are pretty easy to cut, I made some Christmas diorama ornaments last year. I just found six of them in a cabinet and decided to list them to my Etsy shop. They are fun to make. I used tiny vintage figurines, artificial foliage, bottle brush trees, etc., to embellish them. […]

green and red putz house

I like the little Putz houses the best. This one is from a pattern I drew in 2012. I call it the “ski slope” house. I haven’t made one for a while. I found this cute card for the base. I had planned to make the door red, but forgot to do that while I […]

ivory and blue putz barn

This barn is made with the same pattern as the brown and blue barn. It is 20% larger, though, and I left off the lean-to on the right side. I also made the loft door into a window on this barn. The round window over the doors is covered with a bead cap that I […]

brown and blue putz barn

I drew the pattern for this Putz barn and, when it was assembled, realized it was too wide for the card I used as inspiration for the pattern. I reduced the pattern by 20% using the printer, and that worked perfectly. The little cow’s name is Noel. This Putz barn has been listed to my […]

more Christmas card shadow boxes

This past week, I listed some new Christmas card shadow boxes to my Etsy shop. Santa and the Snowman I use Christmas cards for the picture in the background, make a box from the card, and use the space to add embellishments, including artificial foliage, bottle brush trees, figurines, etc. Frosty Most of the […]