Woodland Forest FiIled With Holiday Putz Houses

December 8, 2023

Do you decorate with Putz houses for Christmas? I usually display some every year in a small village - like vignette. But today I'm sharing a novel way to display Putz houses for the Christmas holidays -- nesting them in holiday greens placed inside a vintage wooden toolbox!

collage Putz houses winter scene

It's an easy and inexpensive way to elevate your Christmas decor this year. So let's get started! 

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I've used both vintage and new Putz houses over the years in many a Christmas vignette. But this year I had a new and fun idea for how to display them.

Almost 10 years ago my husband bought me a vintage wooden toolbox at an antique mall in Holland, Michigan. I've used it for tons of seasonal displays over the years including:

Rustic Christmas centerpiece filled with fresh evergreen cuttings 

Wooden toolbox filled with moss and natural filler 

Vintage wooden toolbox filled with pink pumpkins

This year I racked my brain for a fresh new way to use the toolbox as a seasonal vignette. And it was Putz houses for the win!

Rustic + vintage-inspired + seasonal greenery and tea lights 

=  the perfect Christmas display!


It couldn't be simpler. Take whatever container you have at hand. Add either fresh greens or faux -- I used a faux cedar garland bolstered by a lambs ear garland for volume. 

white glitter snow Putz house ornament green wreath

Then start adding your Putz houses as well as battery-operated tea lights for ambience (or use pre-lit houses!).

glitter snow woodland Putz house silver glitter reindeer white bottle brush tree

white glitter faux snow Putz house bottle brush tree

vintage wooden toolbox greenery Putz houses

It's as simple as that.

vintage wooden toolbox Scandi Christmas display coffee table

It's like a miniature woodland forest filled with glittery houses and festive lights. 
white slipcovered couch cable knit blankets wooden toolbox coffee table display

My rustic vintage wooden toolbox filled with holiday greens and Putz houses creates a laid back holiday vibe I've completely fallen in love with. The woodland forest theme is very popular this year. And its rustic simplicity makes it perfect not only for Christmas decor but for winter decor as well.

Hopefully this inspires you to create one of these rustic Putz house vignettes for yourself. If you're in the market for supplies to create this woodland forest wonderland, I've provided a resource guide below!


Well that's it for today, friends!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my
Woodland Forest Filled With Holiday Putz Houses 
and that I've inspired you in some way!

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collage Putz houses winter scene

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Debra@CommonGround said...

Fun way to display little Christmas houses. Love that old tool tote!

My thrift store addiction said...

What a cute idea! Merry, merry!

Junkchiccottage said...

This is too cute. Love the old too tote and the greens with your sweet little houses. Sweet. It is coming up so fast. Enjoy every minute of this fast moving season. Hugs. Kris

Christie's Mobile Home Diary said...

This centerpiece is adorable Kathleen...love the miniature houses!

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