Category Archives: Putz / glitter houses

green putz barn

This sweet, ORIGINAL size, Putz barn started with the card I used for the base. The card depicts a winter orchard. The picture is covered with very fine, iridescent glitter. A strip of seafoam green runs along the bottom of the picture and the word “Peace” is colored with the same green. I knew I […]

spring / Easter putz church and a house

I drew the pattern for this church last week. It started as a house, but when I was looking through my stash of Easter cards for one to use to make the base, I found one that would be perfect for a church. I drew some additional pattern pieces to make the bell tower, and […]

MINI Valentine putz house

This MINI size, Valentine Putz house is the last one I am making this season. It’s time to move on to Easter Putz! It was fun to make and fun to landscape. A lot of little details make it fun to look at. The base measures 4 1/2″ wide x 5 1/2″ deep. The Putz […]

Valentine putz house

I used a cardboard, candy box to make this ORIGINAL size, Valentine Putz house. The base is made from an upcycled greeting card. It measures 5 1/2″ wide x 5″ deep. The Putz is 4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the roof. The back of the Putz […]

summertime putz house

I had a lot of fun making this sweet, summertime Putz house. I had planned to make it a Valentine house, but it kept saying “summertime, summertime,” so summertime it is. I found a vintage dollhouse online that I used as inspiration for the Putz house pattern. So sweet. Not my usual design, but I […]

thatching tutorial

I love these little Irish cottages. The thatched roof on the Putz shown here is my own creation and design. Every time I thatch a cottage, I learn something new and tweak the process to make it better than the last time. The first time I thatched an Irish cottage, I used rafia. I like […]

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. […]