Making my the first retro Christmas ranch was so much fun — why not design and make another house for the neighborhood? After contemplating several house styles, it came to me — what else says little mod house in the snowy woods like an A-frame? Using the same methods as the first retro Christmas ranch house, it wasn’t long before this cute little A-frame was built. Read on for more pics, and to download our free pattern to make this new design.
This style is a bit more challenging than the first retro Christmas house because of the number of windows — you need to be very careful when you cut out the thin bits of cardboard between them and which also support the weight of the roof.
To finish the A-frame and add some design interest to the yard, a curved walkway and some bottle brush trees do the trick.
One of the cool details of this house pattern is the way the peak of the roof overhangs more than the bottom — it adds some angular mid century flair.
The back of the house is mostly open to allow for the flameless tea light (battery operated) to go inside and light up the house. Precautionary Pam warns: Probably wise never to leave lighted decorations unattended.
Looks like the beginning of a neighborhood to me.
This mini mid mod mad neighborhood could use one more neighbor — don’t you think? Stay tuned.
Click here to download Kate’s free Putz house pattern
Make more mid century “Putz” style houses:
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- Want to know why these houses called “Putz”? Read our vintage Putz house history and online guide.