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.

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 […]

toy store putz

I have been wanting to make a toy store Putz since January. Yesterday, I finally got around to it. I drew the pattern, then cut and constructed the Putz. I had the embellishments in my stash, so it was easy to put together. The base measures 6 3/8″ wide x 3 1/2″ deep. The Putz […]

periwinkle and green putz house

I made this Putz house to feature the picket fence. The tutorial for making this fence is here: Making picket fences for Putz houses The base measures 6 1/4″ wide x 4″ deep. The Putz is 4 3/4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the chimneys. The base […]

tiny mini schoolhouse and neighbors combination putz

The little bitties are fun to make. Because they are so small, I can put two on a base for a little village scene. This is the one I just finished. Or a country scene like this one with a farm house and a tiny barn. It was the first combo I made. The second […]

making picket fences for putz houses

After making this Putz house, I decided to write a tutorial about how to make the picket fence. It’s not hard. Just takes a little time. But after you have made a few, it becomes easier and quicker. Supplies needed: popsicle sticks X-acto / craft knife scallop scissors zigzag scissors straight scissors posterboard hot glue […]

putz with a picket fence

I have made several MINI and TINY MINI Putz houses lately, so I went back to an ORIGINAL size this time. The base has a beautiful picket fence on it. I used colors from the Christmas card to paint the Putz house. The card on the base has a large wreath, so I added two […]

orange and grey putz house

I woke up early this morning and started on this Putz house. I cut the pattern from poster board, added window panes, painted and assembled it in about four hours. I didn’t know I could make one that quickly. I did have the base ready beforehand. I keep a box of bases already made, so […]

mini putz church

I drew the pattern for this little Putz church with inspiration from a vintage Christmas postcard that I saw online. When I make a Putz church, I like to use a nativity card for the base. This one inspired the use of yellow and red on the church building. I chose a darker red than […]

schoolhouse putz

I finished this schoolhouse this weekend. It’s listed in my Etsy shop. The card I used for the base features a little school building and snowy day activities. When one of my Putz houses is tilted, the card is a little surprise on the bottom. I try to coordinate the colors on the card and […]

tiny mini covered bridge

This Putz of a tiny house and covered bridge went to a good home right after I made it. I may have to make one for myself because I loved it so much. The Christmas card, which I used to make the base, inspired the layout of the Putz. I had a pattern for a […]