Glitter Putz Village to make

November 16, 2022

I'm here today for a quick post to show you my most recent finished Christmas craft. And because they turned out so adorable and were so fun to make, I thought you might be interested in making them too. I purchased a set of 12 unfinished, unassembled Putz style cardboard houses to put together and decorate. They were so fun to assemble that I thought this would be a very fun family project for the crafty family, something like decorating gingerbread houses or making cookies but without the calories! You can make them as colorful as you like, but I decided to go all white. Please continue reading to see progress pictures and links.

This company really went all out to make an eclectic village. Of course there is a church with a steeple and a bell tower, but I love the modern house with the slanted roof and the houses with the added-on rooms! The houses are precut from high quality white cardboard. The pieces pop out easily, and each piece is numbered on the back for easy assembly. The folding is easy, but the gluing of course takes some drying time and I found that rubber bands and tiny clothespins or paper clips helped hold them together during the drying process. Most of the houses require steps, so all in all, with drying time, it took me about 48 hours to assemble, but you could easily speed it up to 24 hours. For decorating I experimented with different paint colors and glitters, but for my home and how I imagined I would display them, I decided to go neutral and simply glittered over the white cardboard. For glue you can use spray glue, but this will have to be done outside, and I preferred using Elmer's White Glue (I buy it by the gallon doesn't everyone?) and a 1/2" paint brush. I also experimented with different glitters and preferred a clear holographic type glitter on the coarse side. These houses are sturdy and completely adorable and crafty friends and family will love making these. I have searched high and low for you but I feel the best set is the one I purchased from Etsy five years ago and it's still available. It comes from Lithuania and does take some time to get to North America, so if you want to have this to make by Christmas, you'll have to order it asap. The shipping is free to the US. They also had a castle, a farm, and so many other but sets. The Etsy shop is called Items Box and it's worth a look. I also purchased this set of battery operated tea lights with timer from Amazon. 

 This is the Christmas Village Kit I purchased.
 12 buildings as shown above, the tallest building is 9" tall.
$33 and free shipping to the US.

This city scene set is from the same company. The tallest building is 12" tall.
I may have to get this to make a city scape! The price is $27.83 and free shipping to the US.

This is the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City! 20" tall, $24 and free shipping to the US.

In progress!

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  1. Beautiful village, Kristen. The sparkles remind me of old Christmas cards that would have sparkles where there was snow.

  2. Thank you Carole. The glitter is an old fashioned kind of glitter that I've had for a long time. Can't remember where I got it and it's possible I inherited it or bought it at a tag sale. I don't see glitter like this anymore so it may be vintage.

  3. You are very creative and talented. Your home must be amazing.

  4. I am thinking seriously about this (I know, think quickly) and wonder how wide the widest bulding is. We have a small mantel. Thanks, Kristen! Chloe

  5. P.S. We had a birthday party for our daughter where I provided $1 CVS Christmas stockings (those were the day) to the girls, Elmer’s glue and golden glitter to decorate them. The girls loved it. But, LOL, once you’ve spent six months still sweeping up glitter, you only do that once. This will be an adult project:). Chloe

    1. What an adorable idea. So clever and I’ll just bet they loved it. Glitter is a mess with kids. I won’t let my grandson get near glass glitter because I’m always afraid he’ll touch his face and get it in his eyes. Plastic glitter is safe but it’s a total mess and I’ll be finding it for months!

  6. Thank you, Kristen! The church maybe out if the question for the mantel but we do have a sideboard of sorts (we’ve downsized) and some of houses could be decorated by said granddaughter in the next year or two…so this looks both multi-purpose and doable! Thanks, Anonymous, for the warning about glass glitter. Not likely to be acquired - but you never know. Chloe

  7. I am trying to download a PDF of a doll knitting pattern. It tells me that I have to apply to receive it but I never receive an e-mail to give me permission. I have tried multiple times, checked my account, etc. I'm not sure what is happening but would love to dowload some of your patterns. I have already made one and really liked it. Please help me.


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