Category Archives: Putz / glitter houses

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

menu plan monday ~ july 17, 2017

As promised, I made mayonnaise last week. After a false start, success! It’s not hard to do, but there are rules to follow. If you want to give it a try, I’d suggest you google for some hits and tips before beginning. Understanding the process helps! I used the mayonnaise to make chicken salad, which […]

blue and cream Putz house

I so like the way this blue and cream Putz house turned out that I may have to keep it for my own collection. I love the combination of colors. The blue is Apple Barrel 20716 Pool Blue. The cream color is Apple Barrel 20505E Antique White. The colors do darken a bit when painted. […]

local church celebrates 150 years

The church my husband grew up in is celebrating their sesquicentennial this weekend. A friend (and member of the church) asked if I would make a Putz-style replica of the church for the celebration. It sounded like a fun project and I am glad to say that I am happy with the way it turned […]