mid century putz houses

As you may know, our son and his wife were here this past week from Seattle, Washington. We had a great visit. The day after the Open House, we had a family Christmas with them. Everyone was here and it was a lot of fun. We exchanged gifts with them, as they will not be here on Christmas day.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, my daughter-in-law and I spent a lot of time in the craft room, working on a project I started for her in December of 2012. Her favorite design style is mid century. I had found three patterns on retrorenovation.com for mid century style Putz houses. The site has nine patterns now and we’re going to make some of the other houses, too. I drew the other two patterns myself.

These are the five houses as I left off with them two years ago.

mid century Putz houses

We put roofs on all of them and also attached them to bases. Julie began embellishing some of them.

mid century Putz houses

I drew the pattern for this house with the carport, using a picture I found online of a little mid century house in St. Louis. The link is here: http://www.beltstl.com/tag/mid-century-modern-ranch/. It’s the fourth picture on that site.

mid century Putz houses

I also drew a pattern for this house. I saw a gingerbread cookie online with this design. The link no longer works. Julie came up with the idea of the corrugated roof. So cute!

mid century Putz houses

I love the overhang on the A-frame roof. The link to the A-frame pattern is here: A-frame pattern

mid century Putz houses

The ranch house mid century…cute as it can be. Here’s a link to the pattern: Ranch Mid Century

mid century Putz houses

Another cute mid century ranch

ranch mid century putz

I made a paper mock-up of the butterfly ranch house. We didn’t make this one in cardstock yet, but Julie took the pattern home with her.

mid century Putz houses

Now they’re ready to pack for the trip to Seattle. Julie will add Christmas embellishments, driveways, sidewalks, and landscaping. She plans to set up her own little cul-de-sac on a shelf where the kitty can’t get to them.

mid century Putz houses

It was wonderful to get back into the craft room and spend time with another craft enthusiast! Thanks for all the fun, Julie!



  1. Posted December 14, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Hi Rhonda, this is Pam from Retro Renovation — your putz houses are ADORABLE!!!!!!

  2. Darshiniy
    Posted November 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm | Permalink


    Do you still have the patterns for the houses you drew??
    Iā€™d love to try and make them.



  3. Posted November 25, 2019 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    All the patterns for the mid-century Putz houses can be found here:


    At the end of that article is a link to all the other patterns. Enjoy! ~~Rhonda šŸ™‚

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