Category Archives: Putz / glitter houses

mini putz house in teal and yellow

This mini Putz house has been listed to my Etsy shop. It is made from the same pattern as the last Putz house I made. I reduced the pattern to 85% of the original and reversed it when constructing the house. I rounded the fence. Thought about adding fence posts at the entrance, but decided […]

a putz barn and a putz house

This Putz barn was made months ago, but I hadn’t found a Christmas card that I liked for the base until a few weeks ago. The words, the harness bells and the trail of stars are picked out in a shiny gold foil. Santa is checking on the reindeer! A tiny deer stands in the […]

two story putz house

I drew the pattern for this Putz house in 2012. It remains one of my favorite patterns. The tree is decorated with red, glass pearl beads, faux snow and white glitter. The Christmas card I used to make the base features snowmen and peppermint letters. I used red and white striped chenille stems to embellish […]

back to a simple putz design

I went for a very traditional feel with this mini Putz house. I had made a base from a long Christmas card and wanted something traditional to go with the very traditional feel of the card. I also wanted to make a mini Putz, so this card was perfect as there is little wiggle room […]

is my putz house style evolving?

Recently, I have made a few Putz houses that are more complicated than I usually make. Most often, I stick to a style of house that is approximately three inches wide and about an inch deep. More or less. But I’ve made a few houses based on the houses pictured on Christmas cards and some […]

a simple putz house for a long card

This is another card that I have held onto for a while, waiting for the right inspiration to use it as a base for a Putz house. It has a simple design and needed a simple house. This is what I came up with a few days ago. The blue is Apple Barrell Blue Cotton (21886E) […]

light teal and lilac putz farmhouse

I like to use upcycled Christmas cards to make the bases for my Putz houses. I often use a house or barn pictured on the card as inspiration for a Putz pattern. I had this card set aside for quite a while because I wanted to draw a pattern for the farmhouse. I finally took […]

little red schoolhouse putz

I haven’t made a Putz schoolhouse before, so I looked online for some inspiration. I found a picture of the Kelley Historical Museum Schoolhouse. I based my Putz on the design of that schoolhouse. The base is 6 1/4″ wide and 4 1/4″ deep. The Putz is 4 1/2″ tall as measured from the bottom of […]

white and periwinkle putz church

I haven’t made a large Putz church for a while, so thought I’d draw a new pattern and tackle the construction. I found a picture online of this vintage postcard and liked the church. I used it as inspiration for my pattern. I simplified some parts and made a square-based steeple instead of rounded. I […]

vintage-style putz house

I am a member of a Facebook group called “Glitter and Putz Houses.” A photo was posted by the group owner of a vintage Putz house. I liked the curved porch on the house so much that I wanted to replicate it. I drew a pattern that was much simpler than the original house, but […]