Category Archives: Christmas

red and green Santa house

I call this one the Santa house because of the picture on the Christmas card I used as a base for this Putz house. This particular pattern makes a very cozy looking PUtz, in my opinion. This sweet card made the perfect base. Two tiny resin snowmen stand vigil in the front yard. They left […]

putz houses and putz barns

During the past week or so, I have finished two Putz houses and two Putz barns. The barns have sold, and the houses are in my Etsy shop. ChristmasNotebook.etsy.com All proceeds from my shop support the work of Kenya Mercy Ministries. Purchases help children and their families who live in the largest slum in Africa. […]

tennessee putz church

Last fall, I had a custom order for a Putz church that replicates the customer’s home church in Nolensville, Tennessee. It is 180 years old and is a beautiful historic landmark. I realized I hadn’t posted about this project, so decided to do it now. I hope you enjoy the process! While preparing to make […]

ivory and grey putz house

My latest Putz house took longer to finish than usual. I had to work out a few problems as I went along. But I am very happy with the way it came out. I had hoped to add green shutters but there wasn’t enough room on the front between the two windows. Next time I […]

new putz houses listed to etsy

Today, I listed three Putz houses and a church to my Etsy shop. ChistmasNotebook.etsy.com The church is a tall steepled building with a pretty bell tower. I like to use nativity pictures from Christmas cards on the bases of my Putz churches. This one features the shepherds. I love the blue color on this church. […]

tutorial ~ making putz bases from greeting cards

In 2012, I wrote a tutorial for making Putz bases. Putz Base Tutorial At some point after that, I began making bases for my Putz houses and churches from greeting cards. It has become my trademark for the Putz houses and churches I sell on Etsy. This tutorial is an updated version of the first […]

three new putz houses listed to my etsy shop

I just listed three Putz houses to my Etsy shop. ChristmasNotebook.etsy.com I drew the patterns for each of these houses myself, using vintage Putz houses as my inspiration. The first house is a lovely dark blue and brown Putz with light blue details. The picture on the base features a beautiful shade of blue with […]

gallery of putz houses…part 2

The first part of this “gallery of Putz houses” can be found here: gallery of putz houses…part 1 Following are more Putz houses I have completed during the past few months. The first one is one of my favorite Easter Putz churches. It has sold. Wasn’t in the Etsy shop long! I love the details […]

gallery of putz houses…part 1

I have taken quite a bit of time off blog writing. Not intentionally. It just seemed to work out that way. I do enjoy writing my blog and have no desire to give it up. Sometimes, though, other than a few faithful commenters, I wonder if anyone else is listening. The other day someone I […]

chalkboard Christmas tree 2017

Here it is! This year’s chalkboard Christmas tree. You can see the previous five chalkboard trees here: Chalkboard Christmas Trees Our theme for this year is “…not even a mouse…” As in previous years, I googled the internet for images that would fit the theme. I searched < Christmas mice >, printed the images I […]