mini putz house with a cat

I have become intrigued by small Putz houses. It began when I drew a pattern to match the barn pictured on a particular Christmas card. When the pattern was done, I realizedĀ the finished Putz was too wide to fit the card properly, so I reduced the pattern to 80%, using my printer. Because I liked the smaller size so much, I began to do some of my older patterns in smaller sizes.

Yesterday, I finsihed this one. It’s 70% of the size of the original pattern. The base measures 4 1/2″ wide and 3 3/8″ deep. The Putz is 3″ tall from the bottom of the base to the top of the roof.

Mini Green and Red Putz house

This is the original. The base is 5 5/8″ wide and 4″ deep. The Putz is 4 1/2″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the roof.

Red and White Putz House

The mini version has this sleepy Christmas kitty on the base.

Mini Green and Red Putz house

All my Putz use a greeting card as the base. The colors of the house coordinate with the colors of the greeting card.

Mini Green and Red Putz house

The metal cover over the tiny hole above the door is a flattened bead cap.

Mini Green and Red Putz house

The front walk is first sculpted from faux snow and then sprinkled with glitter.

Mini Green and Red Putz house

The larger bottle brush treeĀ is decorated with string beads. The tiny tree has the same beads, but they have been cut into individual pieces. String beads also embellish the underside of the curved roof over the door.

Mini Green and Red Putz house

This tiny house has been listed in my Etsy shop.

All proceeds from my Etsy shop benefit Kenya Mercy Ministries. They work with the urban poor of Nairobi, Kenya, particularly the children and their families who live in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa. Thank you for your part in helping these children when you purchase items from my shop!

If you are interested in crafting some Putz houses of your own, check out my Putz tutorials for more information. Putz house tutorials

I am always happy to answer questions about the process. Please ask, if you are wondering about the details of putzing!


One Comment

  1. Jennifer
    Posted August 13, 2018 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    The mini houses are adorable. Really nice.

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