Author Archives: ~~Rhonda

Living in a small town, I share my life with my husband Russell (married in 1977), five children (one still at home), and six cats (one indoors, the others outside).

I teach an online class called “The Christmas Notebook” which is about all things holiday prep. The many facets of celebrating Christmas comprises one of my favorite hobbies. Other favorite things include gardening, reading, cooking, and scrapbooking.

mini putz house with a cat

I have become intrigued by small Putz houses. It began when I drew a pattern to match the barn pictured on a particular Christmas card. When the pattern was done, I realizedĀ the finished Putz was too wide to fit the card properly, so I reduced the pattern to 80%, using my printer. Because I liked […]

a few more putz houses

I found a very cute, though small, Christmas card that I decided to use as the base for a Putz house, so I drew a pattern and came up with this. How cute is this card? And I love the colors! A tiny Santa plays his cello for the singing elves… I made the wreath […]

latest putz houses

I’ve made quite a few Putz houses since I last posted. This pattern was drawn with inspiration from a local house. There used to be two of the little brick duplexes, but one has been demolished. I adapted it to one front door. The tiny deerĀ is the perfect addition to the front yard. I usually […]

a putz house with a problem

A few days ago, I drew a pattern for this Putz house, using the house on the Christmas card as the inspiration for my Putz house. This photo shows the paper mockup I always make with a new pattern before cutting it from poster board. It’s the best way to see if all the parts […]

my favorite tools and supplies for making putz houses

A lot of people enjoy making Putz houses and we all use our own methods and favorite tools. Following are my personal favorite tools and supplies for the craft of making Putz. If you have other favorites, please share! Cardboard / Poster board I buy white poster board at Walmart for use in building Putz […]

a little putz on a long card

I have been eyeing this Christmas card for a long time, thinking about putting a Putz house on it. A few days ago, I got it out and drew a pattern inspired by the little house on the card. I added extra windows because the house needs to light up well. I make all my […]

my latest putz houses

Here are a few Putz I’ve made in the past week. This Putz is one of several mini ones I have made. I like the smaller size and plan to make more of them. The card base for the above Putz… This double-chimney Putz is a new pattern I drew last week. This is the […]

my latest Christmas tree lot

I drew a new pattern for a Christmas tree lot yesterday and finished the Putz today. It is smaller than my other Christmas tree lots. The base is made from a Christmas card highlighted with gold foil. Each tree lot I make gets a different name. This is Merry’s Christmas Tree Lot. A lantern charm […]

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 […]