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lamey_village_closeupBuilding Your Own Glittered Putz Houses!

Since cardboard Christmas houses have experienced a resurgence of popularity, many fans have tried making their own.  Some projects are ways of owning a piece that is too rare to collect.  Others are ways of building one’s own home into the Christmas village. 

As proprietor of BIGIndoorTrains.com, Paul Race had been providing printed patterns for model railroaders to use in building construction, when he was contacted by a fellow who wanted to use Paul’s stained glass window in a cardboard cathedral.  Paul was so impressed by the quality of Howard’s cardboard putz house projects that he joined forces with him to create numerous “how-to” building projects for his readers, and eventually for Howard’s. 

We will include other projects on this page as they become available, but for the moment, “Howards’ How-To’s” offer the Internet’s largest single resource of free, professionally created instructions, plans, and graphics for creating your own putz house projects.

If you are aware of any similar resources for helping people build their own putz houses, please let us know and we’ll check it out with a view to providing a link.

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Click to see  collectible Christmas villages and trains.

Click to see Halloween village ideas as well as collectible Halloween trains and  towns.


Visit our Sister Christmas Pages
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Visit Family Christmas Online Click to return to the Old Christmas Tree Lights Table of Contents Page Free plans and instructions for building your own vintage-style cardboard village. Big Christmas Trains: Directory of Large Scale and O Scale trains with holiday themes Classic O Gauge Trains
On30 and O Gauge trains to go with indoor display villages and railroads


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