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.

snow angel putz house

The pattern for this Putz was drawn with inspiration from the house pictured on the Christmas card that I used to make the base. The card features a snowy front yard, perfect for making snow angels. To make the snow angels for the Putz house, I used a thin nail file, cut straight across on […]

new putz: two houses, a church and a barn

I made this MINI Putz house a few weeks ago. It just sold and is on its way to a new home in Michigan. I’m very happy with the way it turned out. I have always liked this card and decided to make a base from it, then see what I could do with it. […]

tiny mini putz church in gold and blue

Another TINY MINI church for my Etsy shop. The base measures 4″ wide x 2 3/4″ deep. The Putz is 4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the steeple. The base is made from a beautiful, upcycled Christmas card with my favorite shades of blue on it. It […]

mini ivory and periwinkle putz church

I love the way this Putz church turned out. The white, bottle brush trees are the perfect setting for it. I had a stack of church-themed Christmas cards that I was considering for use as bases. I asked my middle daughter to choose one and she liked this one. She’s partial to the color purple. […]

original size purple church

This pattern is deeper than most of my Putz patterns. I wanted to have all three windows on the sides. I like the size and dimensions of this church. I think I’ll make more buildings like this. The base measures 4 1/2″ wide x 7″ deep. The church is 8″ tall as measured from the […]

mini putz church in green and grey

This MINI Putz church is made from a pattern I drew in January of 2012. I’ve made a couple from that pattern in the last few weeks. This MINI version is the latest. The vintage-style card was very inspiring. I love the greens and blues on the card. I like to use greeting cards to […]

latest putz houses

I’ve made several new Putz houses and churches since my last post. Four of these are TINY MINIs which are the smallest size I make. They are made at 50% of the original pattern size. There’s one MINI (75% of the original) and one ORIGINAL pattern size (100% of the original pattern). This tiny red […]

tiny-mini putz house

This Putz house is made from the same pattern I used for the Putz featured in the previous blog post. That one was done in the MINI size. This one is done in the TINY MINI size, which means the original pattern was copied at 50% of its original size. This makes a very small […]

mini gold, green and red putz house

This MINI Putz house has been listed in my Etsy shop. It is the middle size of Putz that I make. I make TINY MINI, MINI, AND ORIGINAL. The four bottle brush trees were painted white, dusted with fine clear glitter, then dabbed with faux snow. While the snow was wet, they were sprinkled with […]

a new Christmas tree shop

I made the base for this Putz a few months ago. I finally got around to making a pattern to mimic the shop pictured on the card. So cute! I love this card. So many nice details. The colors for the Putz are taken from the colors on the Christmas card. The sign was printed […]