Saturday, November 28, 2009

Putz Houses, Glitter Houses

I've been wanting to make some Putz Houses or Glitter Houses for a long time. Last year I got this old one for inspiration and recently I finally made a few. I used this site for guidance, but customized them a bit. As you can see the originals had red cellophane windows, loofah trees, bright colors, and larger glitter.
I wanted mine to all be shades of gold and yellow. I had some cellophane for the windows that just happened to be yellow too. For the church I made the basic house a little larger, cut out pointed windows and added a belfry and porch. I also made more of a wall instead of a fence.

After gluing it all together and painting it comes the fun of putting on the glitter. It's so satisfying to sit whilst the family is watching television glittering away. In no time at all, you have a frosty little house to add to the neighborhood.
On this one I turned the roof the other direction and made larger windows, a central chimney, and a glass front door.

This is the first one I made and it's closest to the instructions with its three windows, picket fence and giant chimney, but however you make them they are cute, cute, cute. Imagine a bunch of them all in pastel colors. Or maybe all white and silver. Or rustic little cabins all in earth tones. You can bet I'm going to be making more of these.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

They are precious!!! I made some last year and loved every minute of it. Such a fun craft! Yours turned out beautifully, Have a great week, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

What a great idea for an old fashioned Christmas! Thanks for posting these!

Karen said...

these are wonderful .. i can remember my mom having a whole village when we were kids and we always loved to set them up ... it would be great to try to make some to add to the holidays ... thanks for sharing

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, man! I want these! Maybe I'll try to find time...C

jane said...

let's review: don't you have a full time job? how and when do you do all this stuff? the hallowe'en, followed by the 15 for turkey, and now this is already done? really?
i've got a box of stuff ready to sort through in my den. i am amazed by all you do!! it is a sweet project, but way beyond my schedule capacity! i hope others avail themselves of your suggestions! jkj