Vintage Putz Houses, or paper houses, are favorites of many people. I've seen so many imitations in stores in the last few years. I purchased a few from the Martha Stewart Macy's decoration line last year. This year I decided to try to make my own.
There were many instructions for houses online and in magazines but being the non instruction reader than I am, I made up my own pattern. :)
Basically, I took a 4 x 6 jewelry box lid and cut out a 3 dimensional paper house to fit inside. (Thanks to my Mom for letting me take pictures of her working on a house!) It took a few tries to get the house template to work out the way I envisioned it. Then I added a roof, fence and windows.
The next step was to "paint" the house with a mixture of glue and water and then glitter the whole thing.
Add a glittered bottle brush tree and voila! A Goodness Sugar Plum House. :)
I also made a church . . .
and a town house. I made a green barn style house as well. I am very happy with the way these houses turned out and all in all they didn't take that much time or money. I'm really hoping to make a few more for the shop if time allows.
I can't wait to display them on my fireplace this year!