Tag Archives: Putz house

summer cottage with a vine in yellow and periwinkle

I drew the pattern for this house in February of this year (2024). When I tested the pattern with a paper mockup, I found about five things that needed to be changed. Never skip the mockup on a new pattern! After adjusting the pattern, I ended up with this house. If I didn’t add a […]

putz house sidewalks

There are many ways to make sidewalks for Putz houses. I’ll post some of my favorites here. I use foam-filled nail files as sanding sticks. When they are too worn and smooth to sand any longer, I use them to make steps and sidewalks. A single largish piece can be used to make a landing […]

drawing a roof for a putz house bumpout or porch

If you have questions about this process, please ask. I will edit the tutorial to reflect points that clarify the instructions. Following is a picture of the simple pattern I drew to illustrate the process. On the pattern, dotted lines are fold lines and solid lines are cut lines. Brown = The depth of the […]

green putz barn

This sweet, ORIGINAL size, Putz barn started with the card I used for the base. The card depicts a winter orchard. The picture is covered with very fine, iridescent glitter. A strip of seafoam green runs along the bottom of the picture and the word “Peace” is colored with the same green. I knew I […]

MINI Valentine putz house

This MINI size, Valentine Putz house is the last one I am making this season. It’s time to move on to Easter Putz! It was fun to make and fun to landscape. A lot of little details make it fun to look at. The base measures 4 1/2″ wide x 5 1/2″ deep. The Putz […]

Valentine putz house

I used a cardboard, candy box to make this ORIGINAL size, Valentine Putz house. The base is made from an upcycled greeting card. It measures 5 1/2″ wide x 5″ deep. The Putz is 4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the roof. The back of the Putz […]

summertime putz house

I had a lot of fun making this sweet, summertime Putz house. I had planned to make it a Valentine house, but it kept saying “summertime, summertime,” so summertime it is. I found a vintage dollhouse online that I used as inspiration for the Putz house pattern. So sweet. Not my usual design, but I […]

snow angel putz house

The pattern for this Putz was drawn with inspiration from the house pictured on the Christmas card that I used to make the base. The card features a snowy front yard, perfect for making snow angels. To make the snow angels for the Putz house, I used a thin nail file, cut straight across on […]

mini putz church in green and grey

This MINI Putz church is made from a pattern I drew in January of 2012. I’ve made a couple from that pattern in the last few weeks. This MINI version is the latest. The vintage-style card was very inspiring. I love the greens and blues on the card. I like to use greeting cards to […]

latest putz houses

I’ve made several new Putz houses and churches since my last post. Four of these are TINY MINIs which are the smallest size I make. They are made at 50% of the original pattern size. There’s one MINI (75% of the original) and one ORIGINAL pattern size (100% of the original pattern). This tiny red […]