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 schoolhouse

I finished this mini schoolhouse yesterday. I probably would have put a green roof on it if I hadn’t wanted to use colors from the Christmas card I used to make the base. After it was finished, I was very happy with the roof color. I had chosen a different card for the base, but […]

grey and brown putz church

This Putz church is listed in my Etsy shop (information below). It is the original size of the pattern. The base measures 6 1/4″ wide x 3 5/8″ deep. The church is 7 3/4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the steeple. The pattern I drew for the […]

making wreaths and garlands for putz houses

Sometimes, when making Putz houses, it can be hard to find items small enough for use as embellishments, such as wreaths, snowmen, etc. Now that I am making mini and tiny-mini sized Putz houses, I have started making my own wreaths to get the sizes I want. It’s easy, it’s cheap, and they can be […]

after some blog difficulties, i’m back with new putz houses

I think the blog problems have been ironed out. I had troubles in December, and again the past few months. In the mean time, I have made a lot of new Putz houses. Here are a few of them. I draft all my own patterns. Lately, I’ve been making three sizes. ORIGINAL, which is 100% […]

how to build a putz house / part 3 of 3 / adding a base and embellishments

This is Part 3 of three tutorials about how to construct a Putz house or “little glitter house” as they are sometimes called. This tutorial is meant as a guide to the way I construct a Putz house. Keep in mind that I have my own style and my own techniques, and the following directions […]

how to make a putz house / part 2 of 3 / assembling and painting the putz

This is Part 2 of three tutorials about how to construct a Putz house or “little glitter house” as they are sometimes called. This tutorial is meant as a guide to the way I construct a Putz house. Keep in mind that I have my own style and my own techniques, and the following directions […]

how to make a putz house / part 1 of 3 / from pattern to ready to assemble

This tutorial is meant as a guide to the way I construct a Putz house. Keep in mind that I have my own style and my own techniques, and the following directions will reflect that. Other Putzers have their own styles and techniques, so don’t take this as the only way to make a Putz. […]

how to draw a putz pattern

This tutorial, explaining the way I draw a Putz house pattern, is meant for those who haven’t drawn their own patterns and want to try their hand at it. This tutorial can’t cover everything, but it sets out the basics. I’m using this simple Christmas tree lot Putz as my example. I drew the original […]

putz Christmas tree lots

I have looked through my records and, if I have my information complete, I have made seven Christmas Tree Lots. The first one was made in November of 2016. It found a home in Baltimore, MD. Noel Tree Farms was purchased by a local friend as a Christmas gift for a family member. I love […]

Easter putz house

This Easter Putz has been listed in my Etsy shop. The pattern was drawn with inspiration from a little house in town that was torn down last year. The base is made from an upcycled Easter card. I wish I had a tiny, white bunny to put in the front yard. The colors for the […]