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Putz Houses – Part 2

Hello and welcome back to Old Raven Creates.

Yesterday I made a post on how I made the miniature house on the left (Evergreen House) of the lead group picture above.  Today I’m going to show you closeups on the other three houses.

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This is Holly House, a modest bungalow style home with one story, wood window casings, porch and door and a brick chimney on top of a shake style roof.  Notice the gingerbread work?  I love mixing and matching from the different die sets.

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These miniature houses are a perfect size for creating a Holiday Village.

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I plan on making a few more of these houses and depending on ‘stay at home’ orders I may wind up with enough houses for a small town!

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But I’m glad I went with the Christmas paper for the walls.  The idea of having a little collection of Holiday Houses wearing their festive decorations on their walls is going to look wonderful.

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And of course, each house is decorated and shows well from all four sides.  Just add a layer of cotton snow and some snow covered trees and you’re in business.

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For me, I love having the battery tealights inside each house to throw a “welcome home” glow out onto the snow.

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This is the tiniest house in the set.  This can also be added as an ‘addition’ to one of the larger houses, as well as a separate dwelling as it’s shown here.

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But isn’t it cute?  Besides, every Village has to have not only the big grand houses but the tiny little grandma’s house, too.

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Amazingly enough, two tealights will (just) fit into this tiny house!

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This house has some of my favorite Christmas memories on its walls – walking through the woods when it’s snowing.

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What theme would you choose for your Christmas Village?

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Is this part of my Christmas Village?  No.  I ran onto a book of glitter paper while I was looking for my next theme paper and I just couldn’t resist.

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This is basically the same as Evergreen House from the first post but with a few less embellishments like the chimneys and fencing.

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I thought maybe it might be fun for part of an Easter decoration but I have next to nothing of craft stash items, especially little tiny accent pieces, for giving this an Easter spin.  (Trying to work from stock I have on hand since I’m not doing any ‘unnecessary’ store shopping right now.)

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Still it was fun to play with the glitter paper.  Also, this house shows how one looks without the ‘glass’ added to the windows.

Well, that’s a wrap.  That’s all four houses I’ve made using these (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) dies so far.

Here’s Smokey on perimeter patrol.  My animals make me smile, hope this gave you one, too.

As always, I very much appreciate you stopping by. – Kriss

 

 

 

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