Last Friday my friend Katie came over to spend some time with me before I left for Los Angeles. I have been eager to make some little cardstock houses ever since I came across the free patterns here.

I have been slowly buying myself actual vintage putz houses here and there over the last couple of months. I also have maybe one or two packed away from last year. This year I want to create a whole snowy village for Christmas and thought I could mix some vintage ones with new. Even though the instructions are for ornaments…you could use a large hole punch to cut a circle in the back for lights. You could also cut out windows before you assemble the house and glue colored plastic into the windows so they are more like the vintage ones.

We didn’t have too many things to work on them with while Katie was here, so I just started adding some glitter to them. There are just so many possibilities!

Today I have a huge list about a mile long of things I need to do, or start once my youngest son is off to school. Orders to pack and mail, things I need to start sewing stock for Boston’s Bazaar Bizarre, sewing goodies for the Dec. 1st update, a few little things I need to sew so I can take the photo for our Christmas cards for this year (last year it was my youngest son dressed in a gingerbread man costume), and various other errands.

I’ll leave you with a few good things to check out..
-I’d really like to see this movie Synecdoche, New York. It looks really good to me and is directed by Charlie Kaufman.
Here is a website with some fun photos of Christmas villages created with putz houses…awww I cannot wait to dig out the Christmas boxes!

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7 Responses to Putz

  1. Ann Flowers says:

    Oh My! these are so beautiful!!

  2. Molly says:

    I am so glad you posted this! I just bought a box of these houses at an estate auction. I’ve been wanting some forever! I got really lucky! Besides about six houses and a church, the box contained animals, villagers, and trees. I can’t wait to make some houses of my own!

  3. Lauren says:

    ahhh! no joke, I had just had this very thought for me too! I want to make a snowy village :D

  4. Babz says:

    These are adorable and I can’t wait to see your village complete. I went to Michaels this past weekend and saw that Martha Stewart has a kit you can buy to make little paper houses. But the kit was like $20 bucks!!!! I was tempted to buy just to have them as templates to make many houses but thank goodness I didn’t :D Thanks for linking the pattern! I want a mini Christmas village too. No idea where I will put it though aha.

  5. Rane says:

    These are so cute~ I bet you could add felt
    to the card stock to make them stronger and
    textured. And cut out windows and add wax paper
    so it is frosted windows. Or felt wreths? Felt
    trees or bushes! Hehe! I love the one on the
    bottom page. The house that is facing us with
    the little door that is between the coffee cups
    it looks like snoopy’s house!! LOL! I can just
    see him seting on top with is ace hero cape and
    hat, dont for get his goggles! LOL!
    Oh how about a doll house like one, with the
    back off. Then you could cut out picks from
    magazines or make your own decore… like a
    felt fire in a fire place? hummm….
    very cool!
    Rane and leo.

  6. Katherine says:

    I’m so excited to see you are getting ready for Bizarre Bazaar! I checked their website a few days ago and saw you listed. Yeay!

  7. Shanna says:

    i know this is an old post but i wanted to let you know that i just posted some vintage patterns for Putz houses that came from a 1968 Pack-o-Fun magazine…just in case you’d want to add to you little village