back to a simple putz design

I went for a very traditional feel with this mini Putz house.

Mini Red and Green 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.

Mini Red and Green Putz House

I also wanted to make a mini Putz, so this card was perfect as there is little wiggle room for Putz placement on the finished base.

Mini Red and Green Putz House

The hole in the back allows the use of a mini LED light string for lighting the Putz house.

Mini Red and Green Putz House

An added puff of smoke makes it look even more like it is welcoming you home for the holidays.

Mini Red and Green Putz House

The bottle brush trees are decorated with metallic green and red beads and strings of tiny gold beads. With the beads on, I dabbed the tree with faux snow and, while the snow was still wet, I dusted the trees with clear glitter. I used fine clear glitter on the building and coarser clear glitter on the faux snow.

Mini Red and Green Putz House

All in all, I am pleased with the finished Putz house.

Mini Red and Green Putz House

You can see my Putz houses and other Christmas ornaments in my Etsy shop.

If you are interested in crafting some Putz houses and bottle brush trees 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!

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 slum in Africa. Thank you for your part in helping these children when you purchase items from my shop!



  1. Theresa Votaw
    Posted February 26, 2019 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda, when you complete a house do you paint a coat of Mod Podge over the structure to seal the glittered surfaces?

  2. Posted February 27, 2019 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Theresa, I don’t seal the houses with anything. Here’s a link to a blog post about a “glitter test” I did on two of my houses several years ago. You might find it interesting.

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