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 Post subject: Putzish
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Hello All:

During the summer I was dealing with some carpal tunnel issues and my xacto cutting hand was doing PT and resting.

I stumbled across some vintage figures on Ebay.

They were called "Pinecone Dwarfs" I thought they were cool.
I found a kit to put together some.

I bought the kit and liked them so much, for the rest of the summer I research materials and learn how to make
molds so I could reproduce the faces. I also found out what spun cotton balls are as these figures are built from them.
I was not a fan of the looks of them sitting on a pinecone so I made some logs using dowel wrapped with corro card board.

I also found on line some santa figure that are made in a similar fashion.

And the third figure was a copy of one I got with an Ebay auction I won.

I was amazed how much time the research took. But I'm pleased with the results.
The pictures don't do them justice.

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No snow in Vermont yet.
May not have a white Christmas,

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love these!

spun cotton parts available at Blumchen and

32 Degrees North https://www.vintage-ornaments.com/craft ... ton-shapes


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 Post subject: Re: Putzish
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You have done wonderful job on the Santa faces they look original to me!! A labor if love that's for sure. Did the kits come with the faces?

Here in RI we had are first snow, it's looking a lot like Christmas....


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These are wonderful! I have some vintage ones from my childhood that come out every Christmas season to display. The ones I have use pinecones for the body of the elves. They always make me smile.


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Steve,
I love these. I would like to see more about how you made them. They are delightfully "putzish".

Lucy


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steve...

all i can say is a big "thank you!"...you know that you've got me hooked on making these little fellows!... :lol: just what i needed...another putz related interest!...

i believe our forum friend, tom hull, has a collection of vintage originals...and they're pictured somewhere on ted's site...gonna start looking for them soon...

my very best regards...

howard...


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I love these! I have vintage ones from my childhood that I bring out every year. They are a little worse for wear as I played with them pretty hard as a child. Merry Christmas!


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These are great! Thanks for sharing them. I may have to try some.


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Laney, and all...
I’ve been experimenting with a couple of these...recommendation...DO NOT use foam balls...go with the real thing...spun cotton...don’t ask how I know...
Howard


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SPUN COTTON HEADS--assorted---keep scrolling down the page once you get there https://www.vintage-ornaments.com/index ... N%20COTTON


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