I held a putz-house making party at my house last night, more info to come, it was So Much Fun! Meanwhile, as I gather my full report I wanted to share a tip: These miniature snowballs that I found at Joann Fabrics. Cute as a button and perfect for putz houses! Above: Doris used the tiny snowballs in the front yard and on and roof.
(Update: Snowballs subsequently disappeared from the website, as these things do, but now you know what to look for!)
I had six friends over — we all made Kate’s ranch house #1 — the putz house — free patterns! — that started it all! Everyone had The Best Time, and all six of their houses turned out great. It’s amazing how different one little midcentury modern putz house can look, once you change up the paint and trim and landscaping. Hey, kind of like Levittown — which started with one house design, built house after house after house, but then, owners started individualizing them so they no longer looked cookie cutter.