Inspired by Pinterest: Putz Glitter Holiday Houses

Join me for today's Inspired by Pinterest episode on My Craft Channel as I explain the history of Putz Glitter Houses. I will share some great pins and tips on how you can create your own for the upcoming holiday season.



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These quaint little decorations, known as "putz houses" or "putzes", were found on tables, mantles and under Christmas trees in homes across America for many decades starting around the early 1900's.  
 Popular from 1928 through the 1950s. Also known as Glitter Houses, Christmas Villages, Christmas Gardens and Train Garden. The term was derived from the German verb putzen, which means "to clean" or "to decorate."  Although initially placed beneath the Christmas tree, by the early 19th century a family's "putz" might have also been found on the fireplace mantel, side tables, and other prominent places within the home. The story seems to be that, in Germany, families would create little holiday scenes — often nativity scenes —  in their homes to celebrate Christmas. They would collect the bits and pieces for their tableaus for weeks… hence putzen=”decorate” became putzing=”taking your time to decorate” became putzen=”taking your grand
ole time”.
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