Category Archives: Christmas

menu plan monday ~ november 20, 2017

Another busy week. My sister came back this weekend and we got a lot of Christmas prep done. We watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” while we made popcorn and cranberry strings for the living room tree. Ski wanted to check it out. We decorated the candy/cookie tree for the top of the fridge. Genny found […]

three simply-styled putz houses

I listed three new Putz houses to Etsy this week. ChristmasNotebook.etsy.com These houses are in a simpler style than my usual Putz. I’ve had a few requests for less embellished houses and I am always happy to make houses in different styles. These houses were constructed earlier this year and emblellished a week or so […]

menu plan monday ~ october 30, 2017

This is a busy time of year for us. We are deep into Christmas prep. Because our annual Open House is the first Sunday in December, we need to have all our Christmas decorating done before that weekend. And, if you know anything about me at all, you know I love Christmas and, therefore, we […]

teal and brown autumn putz house

This autumn Putz house is pretty in teal and brown. I found this lovely autumn-themed greeting card in my collection of cards I’ve been gifted with by so many of my friends. It made the perfect base for my autumn Putz house. Thanks to everyone who has donated their used greeting and Christmas cards to […]

double-decker autumn putz house

This little house is one of my original designs. I drew the pattern in 2012 and it remains one of my favorites. I decided this one would be an autumn Putz and found a card I could use for the base. I drew inspiration from the colors of the card for the paint I used […]

links for my putz house tutorials

I decided to put all my Putz construction posts into one post for easy reference. . Building a Putz house This tutorial was written in October of 2009. Early in my career as a Putzer! I have fine-tuned my techniques since then and acquired a few helpful tools, too. I now have a funnel tray […]

it’s cookie time!

Every year, about this time, I start on the cookie and candy production for our annual Christmas Open House. Currently, I have four items in the freezer and will be making many more over the next six weeks or so. Of course, I have my favorite Christmas-themed measuring spoons handy. There’s no baking Christmas cookies […]

three fall putz houses

This past week I worked on three autumn Putz houses to place in Mary’s shop, Breath of Eden Country Store. A few finishing touches and a going over for glue gun webs, and they will be ready to send to Mary. Each Putz is painted to coordinate with the greeting card that makes up the […]

putz Christmas tree lots

Some of my most favorite Putz patterns are for the Putz Christmas tree lots I’ve made. This Christmas tree lot has a welcoming snowman… …and a garland on the snowy fence. And how cute is that corrugated “tin” roof? This one is in my Etsy shop ~ ChristmasNotebook. I love the details of the Santa […]

Putz barn

I’ve been wanting to make a Putz barn for some time. The other day I took some time and googled Christmas barns. I saw a lot I liked, but finally found one that really caught my eye on Instagram. So pretty in its rich red and white. I snapped a screen capture to save the […]