I love love love tiny little houses sprinkled (okay, dumped) with chunky glitter and lovely pretty sparkly things for Christmas. Some point over the last few years, I realized the little houses I was loving so much for my holiday decor were called “putz” houses or dime store Christmas Villages. These were largely handmade items – so hey, why can't we handmake them now, over 100 years after they first started appearing?

I created several different styles of these houses by hand using paint, chipboard, glitter, and new and vintage trimmings. Each one has its own unique charatcer!


I love the little sequins on the bottom of this one…


The little wreaths on this one are super fun!


I like this fur one…it feels like a cottage from Iceland!


This is one of the originals I made — I hand painted all the doors and windows on and added these adorable mini sisal bottlebrush Christmas trees to it:


Put them all together to create a Christmas village tree!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Putz Style Christmas Villages for the Holidays

  1. Yo have got your Christmas game on-these are adorable. I checked out the store and fell in love with the Tussie Mussies!

    Posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:28 am